Cheuk Ting Ho
Open Source contribution
Developer Advocate of
Developer Relations involves being a social media influencer on behalf of big corporations -- without being honest about that fact. Unfollowing DevRel folks here has been a good move.
There should be no full-time DevRels. They should all rotate, working on real code and real products half of the time, especially those in dire need of what they are preaching.
Am I the only one to whom "developer advocate" sounds like a career path that's a bit like "dermatologist"? ...in the sense that it's people who went to medical school but didn't quite cut it as REAL doctors?
It’s not just folks like me standing on stages giving talks. It’s not sales. It’s not our traditional understanding of marketing these, tho it has some similarities at times. It’s not really even quite engineering or even product.
Our jobs aren’t made solidly up of travel, conferences, and speaking
Dispire what it looks like on Twitter...
We advocate for product issues, features, and improvements.
We take good, bad, and ugly feedback to the team.
We write content, make tools, and create sample applications to help developers better understand what our product is.
We research and write about good practices in hopes of empowering developers.
We share content that developers are producing to other community members.
When a developer chooses a certain service, this patronage goes on for years.
Acquiring a skill often takes several years, so disposing of a product immediately and changing to another is difficult, which means a lot of discretion is used when choosing.
Marketing that does not reach developers does not have any meaning.
Many companies around the world, not only Silicon Valley, make use of DevRel.
From small startups to international companies, everyone is aware of the importance of using it.
“fatty” part of the business:
used resources in the right ways, at the right times, with the right combination of items 👉 contribute to the health of the company