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About this Episode
An interview with Tessa Kriesel & Wesley Faulkner. Tessa & Wesley are passionate advocates for the craft of Developer Relations (DevRel), building communities and supporting users of products aimed at developers.
We talk about a lot, including:
What DevRel is, what they love about it and how there's not one boring DevRel person in the world
Their journeys into DevRel and whether there's a standard career path for people trying to get into the trade
The types of companies that need DevRel teams and how the concept of "developer-first" and "developer plus" products informs when you need to spin up a DevRel team
Where DevRel sits within the organisation, the other functions it intersects with and whether it's really just a part of marketing
Why it matters that business leaders understand the true value of DevRel rather than seeing them as one team to do just about anything that comes up
Whether we need DevRel at all when the vast majority of PMs claim to be technical enough to talk to developers anyway
The ways that DevRel and Product teams can work together, some of the things that DevRel teams need from PMs & what they can give back in return