From educator to evangelist: how poetry got me into tech


PJ Metz

Job title

Education Evangelist




DevRelCon 2021

As a teacher for eleven years, PJ Metz found that one of his biggest challenges was to take “I don’t get it” and bring it closer to “I can explain it to others.”

His was to take a completely foreign concept and make it so that students understood it well enough to use it in the real world. Today, at GitLab, he says that’s still his job to a degree. There, he takes students and educators from a variety of backgrounds and shows them how DevOps can make their work better than ever.

In this talk from DevRelCon 2021, PJ shows how his career in education led into his career in developer relations.

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