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Episode #189: War Stories of the Developer Evangelists

Published Fri, Dec 7, 2018, recorded Wed, Nov 21, 2018.


Have you ever wondered what a developer advocate (sometimes called a dev evangelist) does? You know these folks. They are often seen at conferences working at some high-end tech company's booth or traveling from conference to conference speaking on their specialty.

Who are these folks, how did they get this job, and what is it really like to do it day to day? Join me along with Cecil Phillip from Microsoft, Matt Makai from Twilio, and Paul Everett from JetBrains to dig into what it means to be a developer advocate and how they each became one for such cool tech companies.

Links from the show:

Guests
Cecil Phillip: @cecilphillip
Paul Everitt: @paulweveritt
Matt Makai: @mattmakai

Mentioned topics and links
Full Stack Python: fullstackpython.com
The Potty Training IoT Button: twilio.com/blog
Confessions of a Public Speaker book: amazon.com
Cecil's show on Channel 9: channel9.msdn.com
Cecil's podcast: awayfromthekeyboard.com
Posts by Developer Evangelists: devangel.io
[Matt's] Typical Day As A Developer Evangelist: mattmakai.com



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