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The Business Value of Developer Relations

Listen to our conversation with Mary Thengvall (@mary_grace) about her book: The Business Value of Developer Relations.



  • Mary’s book: The Business Value of Developer Relations
  • What is developer relations? (i.e.: DevRel)
    • Building relations with the developer community
    • Using the term “developer” as a generic term
  • How does this defer from “community development” as we know it?
    • Developer Evangelism
    • Community Management/Building
    • Project Manager
    • Events Coordinator
  • Is DevRel the new DevOps?
  • How is DevRel a bridge to sales and marketing?
  • How the book came about
  • Why the avocados?!
  • Developer advocacy vs being a traditional developer
  • Why technical communities are the keys to success
  • Getting started in DevRel






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Conference, Interrupted

Winter storm Toby hit the Northeast US, including Baltimore, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. DevOpsDays Baltimore was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22. The conference was moved to Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23. This move impacted everyone associated with the conference: attendees, sponsors, speakers, organizers, and vendors.

Join some of the organizers of DevOpsDays Baltimore 2018 as they host a learning review and share their experience about the impact Winter Storm Toby had on the conference.