Two good posts this week dig…

Two good posts this week dig into the challenges of “developer relations” and how this role can be improved. 👩‍💻

These tips from Nader Dabit include how to build bridges and not be married to a specific technology:

“Learn to be curious about competing technologies than the one you are most comfortable with. Many times you’ll find that you either can learn a lot from their way of doing things or that you like their way of doing things so much better that you change your specialty.”

Sarah Drasner relates her experiences at Netlify and some of the issues she sees contributing to FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) about Developer Advocates:

“I didn’t see Developer Advocacy downplayed until underrepresented people started participating, and I believe unconscious bias played a part in why it went from peak technical to non-technical.”