Tips to increase developer adoption and grow your community in less than 5 minutes every week
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- Teach you something you didn't know the day before
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And in the BEST case, you get ALL those things (it's rare but it does happen).
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Here's the thing: I don't know everything about DevRel or growing dev tools.
I have been working with technology for over 20 years. I have a development background, not a product marketing background (where I differ from many developers is that I actually like «good» marketing).
I'm here because, ultimately, I want to help developers. That's why I speak, that's why I make courses, that's why I started this consulting practice. When I worked in corporate, I saw a lot of nightmarish developer experiences, user experiences, and sub-optimal education from so-called "enterprise" dev tools. They made my life worse not better. All I'd like to do is help developer-focused companies improve their developer experiences and education so that we can (together) reduce Net Developer Frustration in the world.
I'm constantly learning, through practice with clients, my open source work, and from other leaders in the community, so when I learn something interesting, I promise to share that with you.
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Hi, I'm Kamran 👋
I host the DevEducate podcast and have a newsletter on developer onboarding which has been featured in the Developer Avocados Weekly and DevRel Weekly newsletters. 🥑🍏
I’ve upskilled over 12,000+ professional developers through my Pluralsight video training on DevTools like React, Cypress, Ionic Framework, Gatsby.js, and GitHub. My Microsoft Azure courses were part of the AZ-204 certification learning path.
I used to build and design enterprise developer tools and was a tech lead on developer experience & enablement teams scaling million-visitor brand websites at Fortune 500 companies like Target and General Mills. My contributions have not only increased developer satisfaction but also increased the speed to market for both internal enterprise apps and consumer-facing product experiences. I once won the Moonshot Award during Target's Innovation Week where I led a team that proposed a bet-the-business innovation to Target stores. I'd tell you what it was but I'd have to kill you.
I've shipped 9 web games on the side. One of the games was the #1 web game in the Ludum Dare 31 Game Jam and made it into the top 2% overall. Not bad for 72 hours.
I love to teach developers and I routinely speak at international conferences like React Summit and NDC on technology topics. But, fun fact: my top-rated talk that I give multiple times per year is actually my personal finance talk where I teach developers how to manage their money better.
I'm a dork, I love RPGs and home DIY, and I live in Minnesota where I work when it's cold out and take summers off with my kids for the 3 months it lasts.
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