Kim Maida joins John, Ward, and Dan to talk about her career in developer relations - what her journey has been like, reasons to get into dev rel, what to look for when hiring someone in developer relations, how to bring feedback from the field to your product team, and processes Kim has set up to make developer relations easier for everyone.

Working in Developer Relations

const podcast = { 
  episode: 95,
  title: 'Working in Developer Relations',
  topics: [ 
    'career', 'employment',
  guest: 'Kim Maida'
  hosts: [
    'Ward Bell', 'John Papa', 'Dan Wahlin'

Recording date: 2020-07-02

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Kim Maida @KimMaida

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  • 02:00 Guest introduction
  • 03:23 What is Gatsby?
  • 06:55 What was your career journey?
  • 11:55 Dan's new role in Developer Relations
  • 13:46 Reasons to get into Developer Relations
  • 16:58 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 18:04 What do you look for in a person for developer relations?
  • 23:49 Bringing feedback back from the field to the product team
  • 31:45 What have you implemented to help your role?
  • 37:50 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 39:01 Making processes easier for everyone
  • 43:37 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.