Paradox and Peltarion have kindly agreed to host the next Developer Relations meetups in Stockholm at their offices.
To get a feeling what it is like, what kind of people come to such events or what do we talk about - check out the review of the previous #devrel Stockholm meetup.
Thursday, Nov 28 is the date for the devrel meetup 1
And then we'll have the devrel meetup 2 in January at the beautiful new Paradox office. We're also discussing the devrel meetup 3 to be hosted at Grafana.
This paragraph is here to inspire you to get the "Can't go to this one, but poke me about the next!" ticket as a fallback plan to get an email-poke about the next devrel event in Stockholm. You are considered inspired. Hereby.
What to expect from Devrel Sweden meetup 1
The event will be an unconference with an opening talk by Peltarion and a set of discussion topics on the whiteboard. Everyone in the audience will have a chance to suggest a topic and influence which ones are cherrypicked for deeper exploration.
The audience shall pick 3–4 topics to explore in groups for 45 minutes. As the stage opens, every group shall present a 10-minutes summary.
Then everyone enjoys a networking mingle.
And "enjoys" is a keyword here, because even if you're on the introvert side and do show up at this event without knowing anybody, by the networking time you will have spoken to some people, you will have seen the faces leading the discussion about some of the topics you care about.
Meaning there's no "you" and "them". You know what's going on and which group of people to join, even if silently lurking around.
Note: light snacks and refreshments will be provided, but please grab something to eat on your way so your stomach rumble doesn't distract you.
The challenge is that usually people in developer relations have 10++ years of professional experience and often feel like have seen too many things in life. And there’s the young crowd who think differently and are there to disrupt all the industries around, including developer relations.
An unconference is a way to establish an environment that nobody is too noob or too experienced to enjoy meaningful participation and learn something.
And if you don't like the format?
Well, come over to give us the feedback and suggest something else. Maybe a set of lightning talks or a workshop for the next event?
Finally, here's a long read about what is developer relations, how to start the career in developer relations and why do you care.
Questions? Strong opinion? Good idea?
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