Dev Advocacy, Dev Relations, Dev Evangelism, Community Engagement...
See also my engineering and management story.
I very much enjoy engaging and supporting the engineering community by:
- Speaking at conferences and events
- Initiating and leading events internally and externally
- Writing articles, tutorials and creating screencasts
- Contributing to open source projects
- Hosting podcasts
I am the co-organizer of the NYCHTML5 group, which was founded in 2011 and has become a fixture in the NYC tech scene.
- Has grown to well over 2400 members
- Organized over 30 events (many recorded by Hakka Labs)
- Fosters an inclusive community (we are regularly approached by first time speakers)
- Started a complimentary broadcast series (video/audio podcast)
- Held many hacker hours and other special events
- Created the BehanceTech Medium publication and serve as editor
- Redesigned/replatformed the dev blog
- Organized and continue to manage the internal tech talk series
- Spoke at a number of public events on behalf of Behance/Adobe
- Continued Mentoring of other engineers on writing and speaking in public
- Engaged students at college/university informational events
- Developed relationships with other external groups, such as: Uncubed, Hakka Labs, DevPost, Fullstack Academy, Grace Hopper Academy, ScriptEd and more
New York Times
- Initiated a weekly social coding event where engineers were able to work collaboratively in an open space
- Participated in organizing TimesOpen events, including the very popular Open Source Science Fair
- Was the emcee and host of a number of TimesOpen events
- Was instrumental in revitalizing the TimesOpen Blog
- Contributed content to the TimesOpen Blog
- Helped to restructure the Times Developer Network
There are a number of recommendations on my LinkedIn page and most of them talk about my passion for Dev Advocacy.