DevRelCon 2022

When my colleague talks about DevRelCon, they said it is like a meta conference. Is it my second time attending DevRelCon. The last time it was before the pandemic in London. This time it is in Prague, a city I have never been to before. So it is very exciting for me.

Day 1 - DevRelCon Day 1

For day 1 of the conference. I chose to talk there from the hotel. However, it was raining and 2 degrees C so it is not a very nice experience. Also, I got lost and was unable to find the entrance to the event. But I catch up with Valerio on the way so we managed to find the entrance together.

After registering, the conference started and it started with a hypothetical conversation about why marketers need to work with the RevRel team. I found it interesting and had much to learn.

Then it is followed by a talk about the DevOpDays around the world during the pandemic.

It is followed by a talk about how DevRel can survive economic downturns.

After the coffee break where I met up with other DevRel friends who work for other companies. We come back to a small introduction about DevRelCon in Japan. I am very tempted to go to that one as well.

Then we attend a talk which is about how to scale up the communities.

After lunch, we have a panel session.

Then there is a talk about managing CfP.

And a talk that uses the physiological breakdown of how the community is all about oxytocin.

After all these talks, of cause, we were given a lot of opportunities for socialising and talking to other DevRels. We end up talking to a DevRel with 12 years of experience and he gave us very useful pieces of advice.

Day 2 - DevRelCon Day 2

Day 2, it starts with a talk about how to advocate for company culture.

Next, it’s about advocacy within the company.

After we attend a talk about how to start a champion program. Which can be quite useful information for us.

After lunch, we have 3 lighting talks.

Then we have a Zoom call so we went out to a quiet place for it. After that, I talked to a few other DevRel in the “hall track”. I wish I have more time to talk to more people.

Then I attend a talk about diversity. This is something that we care about a lot in the community so it is very interesting.

It’s almost at the end. The last talk was about how we can up our value in DevRel, I found it very useful and inspiring.

Then it all comes to the end. I enjoy this conference. I feel that I learnt a lot at this conference and the community is so nice. Everyone is very supportive and I feel that we understand each other and therefore we are super supportive of each other. I wish to go to more of this as this is very helpful in helping the team move forward and plan our journey to be better.

After having a career as a Data Scientist and Developer Advocate, Cheuk dedicated her work to the open-source community. She has co-founded Humble Data, a beginner Python workshop that has been happening around the world. She has served the EuroPython Society board for two years and is now a fellow and director of the Python Software Foundation.