Accidental Developer Evangelism*
Learn how to organize community events and share your ideas with the open-source community AFK!
Have you ever been really excited about the work you’re doing and wanted to share that excitement with other people in the tech community? If so, you’re an accidental developer evangelist!
In this talk, you’ll learn about the different venues for sharing your interests AFK—like organizing meetups, teaching workshops, throwing conferences, hosting events, and giving talks. You’ll also learn strategies for building community interest around events, recruiting volunteers, finding sponsors, and having your conference proposals accepted, regardless of your years of experience in industry.
community, events, developer relations, devrel, open source advocacy
h3. Talks and workshops:
* "ClojureBridge":http://www.clojurebridge.org/ workshops in San Francisco and Austin
* A panel on "Women Who Code Who Do Tech Talks":https://www.airbnb.com/meetups/apnyfkztq-taking-flight-women-who-code-who-do-tech-talks-2
* An "Intro to Clojure Lab":https://github.com/cognitect/clojure-lab at Clojure/West 2015
and, by the time this talk will have happened,
* A "talk on organizing workshops":http://clojurewest.org/speakers at Clojure/West 2016
* A "talk on onboarding junior developers remotely":http://selfconference.org/events/2/sessions#speaker_93 at self.conference 2016
I've also done a few podcasts:
* "The Cognicast":http://blog.cognitect.com/cognicast/085
...along with a few more that will be posted by the time this talk happens.
h3. Related Things That Aren't Speaking
Also, though it's not "speaking experience," the following are things I've done that are related to my talk:
* Mentored new event organizers, organized new events, run unsessions, coordinate volunteers, found sponsors, recruited advisory board members, and more for "ClojureBridge":http://www.clojurebridge.org and "Bridge Foundry":http://bridgefoundry.org
* Helped organize "Philly ETE":http://2015.phillyemergingtech.com/about/ and "Open Source Bridge":http://opensourcebridge.org/conference-team/
* Started the "Philly chapter of Papers We Love":http://www.meetup.com/Papers-We-Love-Philadelphia/
* Mentored at "Hackbright Academy":http://hackbrightacademy.com
* Mentored at PennApps Winter 2015
* Led community-building unsessions at Clojure/conj 2014, Clojure/West 2015, and (by the time this talk happens) Clojure/West 2016
* Organized "Programming Languages I've Been Meaning To Try But Haven't Gotten Around To Yet":http://plibmttbhgaty.com in Portland
I've also done informal community-related stuff while a member of "Double Union":https://www.doubleunion.org/
kf is a data engineer at Simple in Portland, OR. In her spare time, she serves on the boards of ClojureBridge and Bridge Foundry, helps organize volunteers at Open Source Bridge, makes questionable hair decisions, and posts selfies with her cat.