Friday August 11th, 2017 at Galvanize - Pioneer Square
8:00 - 9:00am - REGISTRATION w Light Breakfast & Coffee & Tea
9:00 - 9:15am - Opening Announcements and Ice-Breaker Activity with Sean Ottey
9:15 - 9:45am - Keynote Presentation - "Adapting Your Strategy Alongside Your Community" - Bear Douglas - Slack - Developer Advocate
Summary: Much of the work we do as DevRellians looks the same from company to company: we create content, we write code, we do outreach. But there are key differences between how we and our teams operate in different business spaces (consumer, enterprise, open source) and with different types and size of community that require tailored approaches. This talk will cover some of the things you may see as your community grows and changes in nature, and how you can adapt to serve the community you have, while preparing for what it can become.
10:00 - 10:35am - Windows into building Microsoft Edge - Charles Morris - Microsoft
Summary: Instead of treating DevRel like a separate function, why not build it into engineering teams? After nearly two decades of a development process for Microsoft browsers that was opaque to the world, Microsoft decided to form a team to build “windows” (see what I did there?) into the engineering process so that the outside world could see what’s happening, contribute, and influence the process. Charles will discuss what he’s learned while making this transition towards openness within a large company, and the joys and perils of integrating DevRel with software engineering teams.
10:35 - 11:05am - DevFest Success: How to grow a thriving community (even in ‘flyover country’) - Kyle Paul - Phisionary
Summary: The Kansas City Google Developer Group runs a dev conference that has doubled in size each year for the past five years, fostering inclusivity and participants from far west as California and far east as the Ukraine. Learn how they’ve done it and gain tips for proactively engaging user group communities – without waiting for them to come to you.
11:10 - 11:40am - Feedback is a Gift - AJ Glasser - Unity - Senior Business Developer
11:45 - 12:15pm - Building Community & Hackathons - Damon Hernadez - Samsung
Summary: To help a community grow, its members need access to educational events and those that allow them to create and apply this knowledge. This presentation will address some of the opportunities and challenges of growing communities, especially in new technologies, for both the tech developer and for those from traditionally non-technical industries that are looking to ‘hack’ how they develop solutions and do business.
12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch and Lightening Talks
1:30 - 3:50 pm - Conversation Corners: 5 Sessions Total, 30 min each, Rotated
1. - Communicating with Developers in the 21st Century - Justin Dorfman - Sticker Mule
Summary: Communicating with Developers in the 21st century - In this talk, I will demonstrate how to unconventionally start conversations with Developers and Security Researchers. From there I will show you the tools I use to keep those relationships healthy and strong.
2. - Five Top Tips for Tech Talks - Tia Over - The Mathews Group
Summary: Delivering an engaging and memorable presentation can be hard. We’ll make it easier by covering 5 top tips for doing it better. In this 30-minute session, we'll touch on delivery, choosing the right level of content, the power in “remove to improve,” and leaving your audience with an action plan.
3. - Developer Advocacy and Web Standards: Symbiosis - Daniel Applequist - Samsung
Summary: When it comes to the Web, Developer Advocacy is tightly bound to the web platform itself. And the web is built on standards that are advanced from the web development community. There is, or should be, a symbiotic relationship between web developers and web standards, but often web developers see standards as "received knowledge" that they cannot influence. I'll present some thoughts and approaches.
4. - Creating the Most Diverse and Inclusive Conference - Angelica Banks and Beth Laing - Women Who Code
Summary: Discuss the planning and considerations to create a true technical event where everyone feels comfortable and included, regardless of level of technical experience, gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, accessibility or other groups of identity. We’ll identify and discuss key things to consider during the planning process.
5. - Questions and Answers - Charles Morris - Microsoft
3:50 - 4:00pm - Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:30pm - Engage Developers with Better Tools - Linda Xie - Sourcegraph - Product & Growth Manager
Summary: Better relations with developers means thinking about how they work and serving them in those ways. Three ways we can do this are; sharing code in context, better documentation, and promoting use over likes. I'll cover tools we can all use to help make developers lives better by serving them with tools that get to the core of their questions.
4:35 - 5:10pm - Have you tried listening? - Robert Nyman - Google - Global Lead for Programs & Initiatives, Web Developer Relations
Summary: Robert will share learnings and experiences from doing Developer Relations at Mozilla and Google, talking about developer interaction, types of developer personas, why acknowledgement is key, and more.
5:10 - 5:30pm - Happy Hour Break Sponsored by Google - Grab a Drink for Final Wrap-up
5:30 - 6:15pm - Closing Keynote - Forming the Front End Team - Jessica Tremblay - IBM - Visual Designer and Front-End Developer & Sam Richard - IBM - Agile Team Experience Lead, CIO
6:15 - 6:30pm - Never Have I Ever - Confessions of the DevRel Mind Panel Session
6:30 - 6:45pm - Closing Words from the Founders and Team
6:45 - 7:30pm - Happy Hour Continues w Nibbles & Makerologist Activities
Summary: Makerologist will be showing us how to assemble, program, and even get a robot humanoid named JD to dance using the EZ Robot platform. To make it even better, you will accomplish all of this in just one hour no matter what your hardware skill level. It truly is that easy!
The Makerologist team is comprised of tech and education industry professionals who are passionate about using technology to positively influence the way we live. The Makerologist team brings a combined 9 years of STEM education, 15 years of electrical engineering experience, and 24 years of industrial design.