Why Do We Pay These People Anyway?

Relating to Developers for Fun and Profit

Reto Meier
Jun 10, 2015 · 5 min read

Why are Developers Important?

If a platform benefits from increased user adoption, it needs products and services to attracts those users; an ecosystem of 3rd party developers is how they get built.

What is Developer Relations?

Developer Relations’ role is to create a vibrant ecosystem of 3rd party developers, by being the interface between those developers and your platform’s product, engineering, and design teams.

The virtuous cycle of Developer Relations

What Makes a Good Developer Relations Team?

Developers need to trust your DevRel team; for that to happen they need to be legit.

What Isn’t Developer Relations?

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Reto Meier

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Developer Advocate @ Google, software engineer, and author of “Professional Android” series from Wrox. All opinions are my own.

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Engineering and technology articles for developers, written and curated by Googlers. The views expressed are those of the authors and don't necessarily reflect those of Google.