Jan 19, 2023

48: What Is a Developer Advocate?

Software developers are integral in the development of modern-day applications. However, many are unaware of the role of a developer relations advocate. A developer advocate (DevRel) is crucial in connecting software developers with their peers and customers. This job encompasses bridging communication between the two parties, understanding customer needs, and advocating for the software product.

In today’s episode, our host SupernovaZona and Samantha Bretous discuss what a DevRel does and how they contribute to the success of a software product.


  • 0:00 – 0:37 Opening
  • 0:37 – 1:40 What Is Developer Advocate? What Is Dev Rel?
  • 1:40 – 3:23 What Responsibilities Does A Developer Advocate Have?
  • 3:23 – 4:01 Technical Writer, Content Creator Or Community Manager? Which One Is The Best?
  • 4:09 – 5:08 Do You Need To Know How To Code To Be A Developer Advocate?
  • 5:11 – 6:27 How Often Are They Coding Versus That PR Person?
  • 6:35 – 8:03 What Is A Solution Engineer Engineer?
  • 8:06 – 11:32 What Personality Type Works Best For A Dev Rel?
  • 11:32 – 12:24 Additional Resources On How To Become A Dev Rel?
  • 12:24 – 12:35 Closing Remarks

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48: What Is a Developer Advocate?


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