DevRel Summit Group

The current developer relations community has hit a stalemate. Everyone is speaking on old ideas at the latest conferences. It’s time to bring a new format, a new “unconference” to the community to introduce fresh ideas and generate better solutions. The DevRel Summit Group is here to gather great minds to figure out the best engagement practices and to establish best practices in developer engagement strategy.

Meet the DevRel Summit Group. An extraordinary moment happened when three people decided to stop complaining about the current state of their industry and start a passion project. The purpose, to do better in bringing the collective minds and experience of tech development and engagement leaders, even for a day, with those who seek more to developer relations than just putting slides up on stage. The goal, to become the action heroes inside all of us who can do more to help our community become better. We are not the experts. We are the force that works hard to bring the leaders and community together.

Who we are:


Sandra Persing, leads the @WWCodeSeattle community, invests in all things open source and web forward @Mozilla with 15+ experience in media distribution, developer engagement, web tech, and conference production.

Barry Munsterteiger, instigates the creative balance between development and design at Mozilla. His 20 years of industry experience working with Apple, Google, and Sony spans, design, development, engagement and technology futures. His belief is that innovation is a product of communication, not process.

Clarissa San Diego, bridges the gap between developers and companies through creative community engagement as co-founder of SoDo MakerSpace and as an Evangelist of Women Who Code. She has organized numerous tech events and conferences with her focus on bringing diversity into the IoT and maker communities. With 3+ years in developer relations, she brings a fresh perspective in this evolving industry.

Carly Slater innovates as a Speaker Coach / Public Speaker / "White Hat" Social Engineer, working on the front-lines of experiences, events and culture. Her 25 years of industry experience working across multiple industries spans a gamut of projects that include; touring with Prince, curating TEDxSeattle, and building the REACTOR accelerator for indie game dev companies, and most recently re-launching the global efforts of Ignite Talks global community. Carly spreads the art of the thank you far and wide –

Andrew Butterfield, Co-founder of Seattle’s SoDo MakerSpace, he is all about bringing the power to the people, putting the tools to create in the hands of the creative, and bridging the gap between grassroots communities and corporate developers. As an Industrial Engineer at Boeing, Andrew works to bring new ideas and processes to established organizations. He has three years of experience working with new tech businesses and building partnerships in the greater Seattle area.


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