Wesley Faulkner

Wesley Faulkner is a first-generation American, public speaker, and podcaster. He is a founding member of the government transparency group Open Austin and a staunch supporter of racial justice, workplace equity, and neurodiversity. His professional experience spans technology from AMD, Atlassian, Dell, IBM, and MongoDB. Wesley currently works as a Head of Community at SingleStore, and in addition, co-hosts the developer relations focused podcast Community Pulse and serves on the board for SXSW.
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May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022
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On this #podcast episode, I speak to Tessa Kriesel & Wesley Faulkner about the wonderful world of DevRel and whether PMs and DevRels are friends or foes. What is DevRel? What types of companies need it? How does it intersect with product management?

We talk about a lot!

πŸ₯‘ What DevRel is, what they love about it and how there's not one boring DevRel person in the world

πŸ₯‘ Their journeys into DevRel and whether there's a standard career path for people trying to get into the trade

πŸ₯‘ The types of companies that need DevRel teams and how the concept of "developer-first" and "developer plus" products informs when you need to spin up a DevRel team

πŸ₯‘ Where DevRel sits within the organisation, the other functions it intersects with and whether it's really just a part of marketing

πŸ₯‘ Why it matters that business leaders understand the true value of DevRel rather than seeing them as one team to do just about anything that comes up

πŸ₯‘ Whether we need DevRel at all when the vast majority of PMs claim to be technical enough to talk to developers anyway

πŸ₯‘ The ways that DevRel and Product teams can work together, some of the things that DevRel teams need from PMs & what they can give back in return

I had a great time talking to Wesley and Tessa about all things DevRel and hopefully it'll be helpful to those of you working on developer-focused products. Share with your DevRel or product management friends!

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