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Tamao Nakahara

Head of Developer Experience | Weaveworks

Tamao Nakahara

Tamao Nakahara is head of developer experience at Weaveworks.

She has over 20 years of DevEx, ecosystem alliances, and event experience. Previously, she was director of developer relations at New Relic, ran open source community programs at VMware and Pivotal for Cloud Foundry, Spring, Hadoop, RabbitMQ, and Redis, and helped customers with Oracle virtualization at VMware.


Passion … like magnets, it can attract or repel

If you're in dev rel, it might have been because someone noticed how passionate you were about a technology and suggested that you take a role in growing and advocating for a community. Maybe they saw you in action getting other people excited about the technology (or some random crazy thing that you were really excited about that day!)

It's great if your passion is infectious, but sometimes it can go sideways if you go overboard and stop paying attention to people's reactions.

In this lightning talk, Baruch and Tamao will demonstrate some less-than-ideal scenarios and show how to pause and apply leadership skills such as actively listening, mirroring, reading body language, and checking in with emotions.


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