Alexandra Bowen

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Biography

Alexandra Bowen is a Community and Developer Relations Manager for DreamFactory Software. She has mostly worked as a Community Manager for Tech companies and startups. #Community & #DevRel @dfsoftwareinc #OpenSource #APIEvangelist #IoT Company’s relationships with its users are its only lasting source of value.

Proposals for this user

* Crash course: Managing an open source community

Some simple, straightforward advice on how to manage an open source community and project.
Birds of a Feather session 2016-06-10 18:58:55 +0000
Alexandra Bowen

* Create your first Pull Request and contribute to Open Source Project

As an "alien" to open source and coding, I found it very hard to start.
Birds of a Feather session 2016-06-10 19:03:14 +0000
Alexandra Bowen

* Dealing with intellectual trolling

Don’t let trolls define your experiences in work, in your communities and in your projects.
Birds of a Feather session 2016-06-10 18:48:18 +0000
Alexandra Bowen

* Developers as Company Leaders

Developers are growing leaders in a company. Learn tips and tricks from my experience in Developer Relations to build relationships with developers and create brand loyalty.
Birds of a Feather session 2016-06-10 18:49:35 +0000
Alexandra Bowen

* Don't Build Your Own REST APIs/Up Your API Game, from REST to Microservices

Many companies face the same challenges we had to think about and tackle over the years. One of the biggest challenges is figuring out a winning API strategy. This talk lays out some of the traps and pitfalls that companies often experience when they decide to build their own REST APIs. Many project managers and engineers underestimate the full workload required when releasing an API. I will also be discussing the perils of building your own REST API, look at some ineffective solutions that companies use to battle backend API complexity, and survey the advantages of a more comprehensive and reusable API strategy.
Birds of a Feather session 2016-06-10 19:04:18 +0000
Alexandra Bowen

* Future of open source is determined by culture.

The Future of open source is determined by culture. We need EVERYONE to contribute to open source. Open source needs to reflect the diversity of it's users.
Birds of a Feather session 2016-06-10 18:46:55 +0000
Alexandra Bowen

* Open source advocacy for everyone! -or-creating a community of advocates around your open source project.

Crash course in creating, managing and growing a developer (open source) community.
Birds of a Feather session 2016-06-10 19:23:39 +0000
Alexandra Bowen

* Power Laws in Online Communities OR How to engage community lurkers

This talk will help you get more people to submit to your open source project.
Birds of a Feather session 2016-06-10 18:50:21 +0000
Alexandra Bowen

* Storing & Accessing IoT Data with an Open Source RESTful Backend

-A developer perspective of Internet Of Things -REST and the Internet Of Things -Leveraging open source services to build IoT applications -Demo - raspberry pi into IoT gateway *optional
Birds of a Feather session 2016-06-10 19:08:45 +0000
Alexandra Bowen

* What I learned about community from open source culture

Why some open source projects have positive online communities and others don't. What open source can teach us about our culture.
Birds of a Feather session 2016-06-10 18:54:44 +0000
Alexandra Bowen