DevRelConf is a conference for anybody interested in developer relations, community management, developer advocacy, technical/product evangelism and related fields. This conference is for attendees in DevRel and will be delivered by speakers who practice DevRel as part of their job. There will be an opportunity for attendees to listen, learn and engage with other professionals in the field.

Monday, March 20, 2017
1pm – 6pm
San Jose Convention Center

Thank you for attending!


13:00 - 13:30DevRel for SkepticsTori WeldtYou are dependent on others in your company to be successful. How do you sell the idea of Developer Evangelism and Community to your company? Learn the steps of building and growing a DevRel program where it doesn’t exist or needs a reboot.
13:45 - 14:15Feeding 9 Million Java Developers - How and What?Stephen Chin and Yolande PoirierBesides serving product specific communities, Oracle also supports the largest technical audience in the world by engaging with the 9 million Java developers worldwide. This takes community management to a whole different scale and introduces its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. For example:
- How you feed 9 million Java developers? (scalable content, global events, technology resources)
- How you grow the community? (Java User Groups, university programs, startup accelerators)
- How champions emerge? (Java Champions program)
- How do you measure success? (download traffic, online engagement, community growth)

With a large audience comes even larger responsibility. What will you do with your community when it grows into the millions?
14:30 - 15:00Empowering Developer CommunityUttam TripathiDev Ecosystem team at Google partners with a number of external dev communities globally, this session talks about our strategy of engaging with dev communities, aimed at creating a win-win-win for the communities, their members and the organization
15:15 - 15:45Measuring DevRel Success - are we there yet?Amir ShevatTo DevRel or not to DevRel? That is a question a lot of organizations with developer facing APIs ask themselves. In this session we will talk about the different disciplines in Developer Relations and how to measure them (and what not to measure). We will also talk about how to communicate these numbers internally and drive action if you want to move these numbers.
16:00 - 17:00Panel DiscussionWith Arun Gupta (@arungupta), Baruch Sadogursky (@jbaruch), Nilay Yener (@nlycskn), Murat Yener (@yenerm), Tamao Nakahara (@mewzherder)
17:00 - 18:00Reception


Tori Weldt
toriheadshotTori is a Developer Advocate at New Relic with a focus on enterprise software. Prior to New Relic, Tori was the Community Manager for the Java Developer community at Oracle; a tech writer for developer tools at Sun Microsystems; and a sysadmin for AT&T. She aspires to be data-driven in all aspects of her life.
Stephen Chin
steveStephen Chin is the Lead Java Community Manager at the Oracle Technology Network, author of Raspberry Pi with Java, co-author of Pro JavaFX Platform, and JavaOne Community Chair. He has keynoted numerous Java conferences around the world including JavaOne, where he is a 5-time Rock Star Award recipient. Stephen is an avid motorcyclist who has done several Pan-European evangelism tours, interviewing hackers in their natural habitat and posting the videos on When he is not traveling, he enjoys teaching kids how to do embedded and robot programming together with his 13 year old daughter.
Yolande Poirier
Yol_200x200Yolande is a Senior Java Community and Marketing Manager for the Oracle Technology Network. She is managing developer content across all Java channels including technical website, the new community platform, @Java,, YouTube/Java and the Java Developer Newsletter. She collaborates with developers to create content about Java-related technologies and the Java community. She supports the work of women developers with the Duchess and other organizations. Follow her on Twitter @java.
Uttam Tripathi
uttamUttam is Global Head of Dev Communities Program for Developer Ecosystem team at Google. Prior to this Uttam lead Launchpad Program at Google and was Country Head, Developer Relations for Google in India. In his pre-Google roles Uttam worked as a management consultant at Booz & Co. and Software Developer Engineer at Amazon India. Uttam holds a B.Tech+M.Tech. degree in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Amir Shevat
amirAmir Shevat is the head of developer relations at Slack. Previously Amir was the global Startup Outreach lead in Google Play and led scalable programs in Developer Relations and Google Campus TLV. Amir has also founded several startups. He is a developer at heart and the author of the "Designing Bots" O'Reilly book.


DevRelConf is co-located with Eclipse Converge and Eclipse IoT Day on Monday, March 20, at the San Jose Convention Center, Rooms LL 21 A-F. Registration is located outside the Grand Ballroom on the Concourse (upper) level.

DevRelConf attendees are invited to join Converge and IoT Day attendees at a reception following the program at 5pm at the venue.

Devoxx US follows these Monday programs at the same location, Tuesday through Thursday, March 21 – 23.

San Jose Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Thank you for attending! Stay tuned for details about next year.

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