DevRelCon Prague speaker line-up

October 19, 2022

Author Matthew Revell

DevRelCon founder and CEO of Hoopy, the content agency for the developer economy.

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DevRelCon is back as an in-person conference. After three successful online editions, DevRelCon is heading to Prague for the first time.

Here’s what to expect from the event, including the speaker line-up, and more on the venue.

DevRelCon Prague themes

As we get closer to the end of 2022, the global economic situation seems to be moving from “uncertain” to recession. Even though there are still many DevRel jobs available, layoffs have impacted developer relations teams at companies large and small.

In DevRelCon Prague 2022, we want to explore both how DevRel teams can prove their value in tough economic times and also how they can respond to tighter budgets.

We’ll also dive into the theme of DevRel for employer branding. We’ll have talks on how developer relations can help make companies a better place to work for internal software engineers, as well as contributing to the broader success of the company.

There’ll also be plenty of talks on other topics, including how DevRel relates to Web3, product led growth, diversity, and more.

Why Prague?

Spojka EventsThis will be the first of many European DevRelCons outside London. Prague is a great city for DevRelCon, not only due to its own tech scene but also its location in central Europe. The Czech Republic is also home to Kiwi.com, whose code.kiwi.com engineering community team is co-organising the event alongside Hoopy.

For DevRelCon Prague 2022, we’re heading to Spojka Events in the city’s Karlín neighbourhood. If you’re coming to the conference, you’ll find Karlín is close to the central areas of Prague and well connected to the city’s metro system.

DevRelCon Prague Speakers

Attending DevRelCon isn’t just about the talks. It’s a great opportunity to meet other DevRel practitioners and there’s usually karaoke. But, as always, we have a great line-up of speakers who’ll share their experience with you.

Speakers on the topic of employer branding include:

For DevRel in a downturn we have:

  • Mrysini Koukiasa of Twilio with How to make less more: learn to pivot when your budget disappears
  • Ben Greenberg of Parity Technologies with Measuring DevRel During a Downturn: Returning to the Fundamentals
  • Karin Wolok of StarTree with Turning Users Into Advocates, at Scale

On general DevRel topics we have:

  • Matty Stratton of Aiven, who’ll be giving the closing keynote
  • Ully Sampaio of Elastic with Building a champions program from scratch
  • Daniel Bryant of Ambassador Labs with Is Product Led Growth (PLG) the “DevOps” of the DevRel World?
  • Cat McGee of Hype Partners with Addressing Web3 skepticism for DevRel
  • Benjamin Bryant with Diversity and inclusion in tech. Who bears responsibility?
  • Kevin Lewis of Deepgram with Beyond the kitchen sink: making the case for small demos
  • Don Goodman-Wilson with Toying With People’s Emotions: A Cognitive Theory of DevRel
  • Olena Kutsenko of Aiven with Using science to calm your nerves before public speaking
  • Marc Duiker of Ably with Draw an audience with your non-IT skills to build your personal brand

We’ll announce a couple more speakers as we get closer to the conference.

Get your tickets

This is a relatively small scale DevRelCon and tickets are already selling quickly. Right now, you can get your tickets for the two days of DevRelCon Prague 2022 at the early bird price of just €200 including VAT.

Thank you to our sponsors Hype Partners and Moongift, with more to be announced shortly. If you’d like to sponsor DevRelCon Prague, get in touch.

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