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Join us as we level up the next generation of technologists! Welcome to The State of Developer Education, a podcast by Major League Hacking. We explore how developers should and are educated to help you - the next generation - prepare for the real world. I'm your host Jonathan Gottfried, co-founder, hacker, entrepreneur, and hobbyist baker.
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Tune in to our Developer Docs and Content panel with experts from Twilio, Redocly, and Fern. We'll be talking about how these teams consistently create excellent developer-focused content, how you can measure the effectiveness of your content strategy, and the modern tooling required to level up your developer experience through content and docs. T…
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In this insightful podcast titled "How to Utilize AI in DevRel," Greg Baugues, Raymond Camden, and Ash Arnwine, seasoned professionals in Developer Relations (DevRel), share their expertise on integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into DevRel practices. Hosted by Jon Gottfried, Co-Founder at MLH, the discussion navigates through various aspects …
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Are you ready to take your Developer Relations efforts to new heights with Campus Ambassador Programs? These initiatives are not just about spreading brand awareness; they're about tapping into the pulse of academic institutions, nurturing relationships with budding developers, and fostering a community brimming with innovation and enthusiasm. Our …
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Oh, the Humanity (of DevRel Marketing) with Reena Leone from Imply In this week’s episode Jon is joined by Reena Leone, the Senior Developer Evangelist at Imply. They discuss the confluence of developers and marketing: the importance of collaboration and organization of your content, and how to appeal to the human inside every Developer. LinkedIn: …
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Balancing Big Initiatives and Personal Connections: Insights into Developer Advocacy with Nicolas Grenié of Typeform In this episode of The State of Developer Education, Jon is joined by Nicolas Grenié, a Developer Advocate for Typeform. Join them as they discuss Nicolas' coding origin story, the evolution of developer advocacy over the past decade…
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DevRel RoI: How Teams Measure Impact and Success In this week’s episode, Jon is joined by Jacklyn Biggin, SJ Morris, and John Vajda. Jacklyn Biggin is a Developer Advocate at Automattic, SJ Morris is the Senior Manager of Developer Community at HubSpot, and John Vajda is DX and Growth Team Manager at Deepgram. In this episode, Jon and his guests di…
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The Importance of Storytelling in Developer Relations with Liz Moy of Intercom In this week’s episode, Jon is joined by Liz Moy, Senior Developer Relations Engineer at Intercom. Intercom seeks to build a future where most customer conversations are successfully resolved without needing human support, freeing up the team to work on higher-value cust…
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Bridging the Developer Education Gap with Tim Castillo of Dagster Labs In this week’s episode, Jon is joined by Tim Castillo, Data Engineer and Developer Advocate for Dagster Labs. Tim is a technology enthusiast and expert with a strong foundation in computer science and data engineering. Carving out his career trajectory in the bustling tech commu…
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In this week’s episode, Jon is joined by Pranav Shikarpur, a Developer Advocate at Pangea. As a young entrepreneur and civic problem solver, Pranav is a true innovator who has already won the MIT Minor Planet Honor and Grand Award at the Intel ISEF 2018. In this episode, John and Pranav discuss how to simplify security for developers, unpack his pa…
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Open Source Realities: Balancing Risks and Rewards in Development with John Richards In this week’s episode, Jon is joined by John Richards; The Head of Developer Relations at Paladin Cloud, a rapidly growing, open-source, cloud security company with a Security-as-Code platform, helping to reduce risks in cloud environments. In this episode, John i…
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Bot Games: Gamifying the Learning Experience with Micah Smith from Automation Anywhere In this week’s episode, Jon is joined by an influential thought leader with over 15 years of experience in the automation space, Micah Smith, the current Vice President of Community and Learning at Automation Anywhere. In this episode, Micah shares his expertise …
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Merging Creativity and Code: Transforming Robotics Education with Arielle Mella from Viam In this week’s episode, Jon sits down with Arielle Mella, Developer Advocate at Viam, whose eclectic background sits at the intersection of art, technology, design, and education. In this episode, Arielle shares how she prioritizes a creative and fun-first app…
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Open Source Models and Developer Education with Jacob Marks of Voxel51 In this episode, Jon talks to Jacob Marks, Machine Learning Engineer and Developer Evangelist at Voxel51, whose background is rooted in scientific research having formally been a Ph.D. resident at X the moonshot factory. In this episode, Jacob and Jon unpack the current hype sur…
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Art, AI and Developer Advocacy with Kirk Kaiser In this episode, Jon talks to Kirk Kaiser, former Head of Developer Relations at Gitpod and author of Make Art with Python, a book that teaches programming fundamentals through art instead of print statements. In this episode, Kirk and Jon explore software development through the lens of creativity to…
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Creating Impactful Developer Education Content with Alex Merced from Dremio In this week’s episode, Jon sits down with Alex Merced, Developer Advocate at Dremio and YouTuber who produces a wide range of multimedia content to help the next generation of web developers. In this episode, Alex shares his secrets on how he creates impactful developer ed…
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Hedy: Simplifying Syntax with Dr. Felienne Hermans In this week’s episode, Jon sits down with Dr. Felienne Hermans, Professor of Computer Science Education at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the creator of Hedy, a new and exciting, gradual textual programming language that simplifies how people learn to code. In this episode, Dr Felienne shares ho…
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The Importance of Observability Within the Developer Role with Jemiah Sius from New Relic In this week’s episode, Jon sits down with Jemiah Sius, Senior Director of Developer Relations at New Relic. As a self-taught developer, Jemiah has a wealth of experience in a range of different areas, including full-stack development, product management, and …
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Optimizing Developers’ Learning Experience with Caitlin Davey, Lead of Drivers Docs at MongoDB In this week’s episode, Jon sits down with Caitlin Davey, the Lead of Drivers Docs at MongoDB. As a documentation specialist, Caitlin is an educator who works at the intersection of technology and learning. Jon and Caitlin discuss the enhancing effects of…
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Understanding the Impact of AI on Developers’ Education with Logan Kilpatrick from OpenAI In today’s episode, Jon sits down with Logan Kilpatrick, a Member of the Developer Advocacy Staff at OpenAI to discuss the impact of AI on the developer community. As a leading developer, Logan’s resume is filled with large-scale organizations including NASA, …
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The Importance of Security in Software Development with Randall Degges, Head of Developer Relations and Community at Snyk In today’s episode, Jon sits down with Randall Degges, Head of Developer Relations and Community at Snyk, to unpack the niche world of security software engineering. Starting his career as a college drop out, Randall Degges is n…
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Building Successful Hackathons with Brandon Kessler, CEO and Founder of Devpost In today’s episode, Jon sits down with Brandon Kessler, CEO and Founder of Devpost, to unpack what it takes to create a successful hackathon that has longevity. Brandon is a record label founder turned tech entrepreneur, who is passionate about creating spaces that faci…
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This week on The State of Developer Education, Jon is joined by Mike Zamansky, an influential voice in computer science education in New York City. Recently retired, Mike has held a range of roles in the education sector, previously having been the Coordinator of Computer Science Education and Director of Undergraduate Honors at Hunters College. Th…
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Join Jon as he interviews Katie Hoesley, Senior Developer Advocate at BigCommerce. In this episode, they delve into the challenges that beginner developers face and explore how to creatively bridge the gap between technical leaders and the next generation of technologists. Drawing from her liberal arts background, Katie emphasizes the importance of…
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In this week's episode, Jon interviews Adam Reynolds, Lead Product Evangelist at Coherent. Join them as they discuss Adam’s journey from full-stack development into the world of low-code development. Analyzing the pros and cons, their conversation centers around exploring the potential of low-code development in simplifying and speeding up applicat…
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On this week’s episode, Jon talks to Jacob Herrington about his unconventional journey from a self-taught developer and college drop-out to a Product Manager at Walmart. Their discussion touches upon the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing a non-linear path into the world of software engineering, the impact open-source had on Jacob’s developer…
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In this episode of The State of Developer Education, Jon is joined by Jordan Violet, Head of Developer Relations at SailPoint, and Colin McKibben, Developer Advocate for Workflows and Event Triggers at SailPoint. Jordan and Colin share the pivotal moments on their journeys into DevRel that shaped their passions for programming and developer relatio…
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In this episode of The State of Developer Education, Jon is joined by Nick Singh, Founder and CEO of DataLemur and bestselling author of "Ace the Data Science Interview". They delve into Nick’s journey in teaching developers and data scientists, his coding background, transition into data science, and experience as a growth engineer. Nick highlight…
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In this episode of The State of Developer Education, Jon is joined by Scott Spence, Developer Advocate Consultant at OES Technology. They discuss Scott's journey into web development and his experience with the Svelte framework. Scott shares valuable insights on working with other developers, his involvement in the Svelte community, and the benefit…
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In this episode of The State of Developer Education, Jon is joined by Denis Magda, the Director of Developer Relations at Yugabyte, the company behind the open source YugabyteDB, a high-performance distributed SQL database for cloud native applications. They delve into the importance of understanding databases in application development, the value …
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In this episode, Jon is joined by Michael Stowe, Senior Director of Developer Marketing at RingCentral, a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™  (MVP®) global platform. With over ten years of experience in engineering, he is focused on community development, softwar…
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In this episode of The State of Developer Education, Jon is joined by Margo McCabe, the Head of Developer Relations and Customer Success at HarperDB. They delve into the importance of how DevRels interact – both online and in person – with the rest of the community and how developer influencers play a role in that very interaction. Are you making s…
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In this episode of The State of Developer Education, Jon is joined by Michael Robinson, the Community Manager at Astronomer. They delve into Michael’s educational background in English Literature and how it’s helped him join the tech community. What transferable skills was he able to utilize? How unique is his perspective on the world of tech? At f…
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In this episode, Jon is joined by Byron Ruth, Director of Developer Relations at Synadia, a software company focused on cloud-native messaging and data streaming platforms to enable the next generation of connected digital experiences. With over ten years of experience in engineering, he is focused on building systems and tools to facilitate develo…
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In this episode of The State of Developer Education, Jon speaks with Drew Gorton, Head of Developer Relations at Pagoda, a blockchain platform that enables developers to build decentralized applications. He has a background in web development and has been involved in the Drupal community for many years. Drew is passionate about mentoring and helpin…
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In this episode of The State of Developer Education, Jon speaks with Jamie Barton, Senior Developer Relations at Grafbase, an organization that accelerates backend development with next-generation tooling. He is also a Full-Stack Developer at Launchmade Web Services and an Educator at The Guild Software. Previously, he was the Senior Developer Rela…
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In this episode of the State of Developer Education podcast, Jon speaks with Josh Crites, Developer Relations Engineer at Aztec, a company bringing programmable privacy to Web3! Having had such roles as a Partner at Celo and an Ethereum Educator at ConsenSys, he has more than a proven track record. In fact, Josh started his working career in the sk…
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In this episode of the State of Developer Education podcast, Jon speaks with Julie Hubschman, Senior Product Manager of Developer Experience at DriveWealth, the pioneer of fractional equities and embedded investing, a visionary technology company empowering more than 100 partners around the world to engage their customers. Prior to this, she was th…
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In this episode of the State of Developer Education podcast, Jon speaks with Tim Berglund, Vice President of Developer Relations at StarTree, a cloud-based software company enabling business customers to derive advanced insights from real-time and historical data. Previously, he was the Senior Director of Developer Advocacy at Confluent, and was al…
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In this episode of the State of Developer Education podcast, Jon speaks with Lauren Schaefer, Developer Advocate at Grammarly, the company delivering AI communication assistance to over 50,000 teams and 30 million people daily. Lauren is a software engineer, developer advocate, keynote speaker, and inventor who is at her best when she’s creating en…
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In this episode of the State of Developer Education podcast, Jon speaks with Marcus Hellberg, VP of Developer Relations at Vaadin, a provider of modern web frameworks for Java that empowers developers around the globe to create intuitive web applications that their users love! Previously, he worked as a Researcher for Abo Akademi University and was…
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In this episode we’re joined by Sid Maestre, VP of Developer Relations at APIMatic, a platform that simplifies API consumption by automatically generating high-quality SDKs, code samples, dynamic docs, and test cases for your API. Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Developer Relations at Karbon; the Director of Developer Experience &…
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In this episode of the State of Developer Education podcast, Jon speaks with Titus Winters, Principal Software Engineer at Google (a company that needs no introduction), and the Founder and TLM for Abseil. Titus is also the Author of Software Engineering at Google: Lessons Learned from Programming Over Time. When he was asked for whom the book was …
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In this episode of the State of Developer Education podcast, Jon speaks with Sean Falconer, Head of Marketing and Developer Relations at Skyflow, a data privacy vault delivered as a simple and elegant API, transforming the way businesses handle their users’ financial, healthcare and other personal data. He is also the host of the Software Daily Pod…
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In this episode of the State of Developer Education podcast, Jon speaks with Trey Botard, Developer Advocate at Atomic, the trusted way for people to connect their payroll accounts to an app. Before his role at Atomic, Trey was a Full-Stack Developer and Developer Advocate at Fluree. He was an Application Architect at Signature Consultants, was als…
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In this episode of the State of Developer Education podcast, Jon speaks with PJ Hagerty, Senior Developer Advocate at Spotify. PJ is also the Founder and Chief Community Officer at DevRelate.io, a service giving smaller organizations the opportunity to be members of the tech communities they want to be part of at an affordable cost. Not only that, …
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In this episode, Jon speaks with Michael Heap, Director of Developer Experience at Kong, a cloud connectivity company backed by the likes of Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Eric Schmidt (Google). Michael is also the author of ‘Ansible: From Beginner to Pro’, a clear and concise guide on how to use Ansible, a simple way to automate apps and IT infrastructur…
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In this episode, Jon speaks with Lorna Mitchell, VP of Developer Experience at Redocly. She has created award-winning documentation, is an expert in her field, and writes a blog in which she shares articles, videos, and podcasts. In this episode, they discuss why writing your own tutorials can be such a powerful tool for learning, how PHP has grown…
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In this episode, Jon speaks with Marcos Placona, Director of Developer Relations, at Circle, a global financial technology firm that enables businesses to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce, and financial applications across the globe. They discuss what drew Marcos into Developer Evangelism, how th…
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In this episode of the State of Developer Education podcast, Jon speaks with Jennifer Petoff, Director of Program Management of the Google Cloud Platform and Technical Infrastructure Education. She is also an avid blogger of both tech and travel and was previously a volunteer career consultant at the American Chemical society. They explore Jennifer…
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In this episode, Jon speaks with Emily Lin, Developer Evangelist at ConsenSys, the leading Ethereum software company which allows people from across the globe to build next-generation applications. They discuss how she made the shift in her career from marketing at HackDartmouth to Software Engineering, what it’s like learning all the different fac…
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