December 12, 2022: I am joining Okta as the Group Manager of Developer Content. In this role, I will oversee the content strategy developer experience under the Workforce Identity product unit. Learn why I’m joining Okta, and why I’m taking a break from Developer Relations leadership.
The battle over which department Developer Relations belongs in continues to be long and ongoing. Does DevRel belong in Product? Marketing? Engineering? Any of the above? None of the above?
The goal of this article is to provide an explainer sharing my thoughts on what Developer Relations is, what its core tenets are, and what important questions DevRel works to provide answers to.
We work in tech and we live in the intensively social age of the internet. We have demanding jobs. We’re constantly immersed in a sea of information. A lot of that information is news about new tech and updates from people in our extended networks.
How do we achieve a balance between hard-driving career growth and happiness and fulfillment at the same time?