What is developer advocacy? Why is it so popular now? We sat down with Microsoft's Chloe Condon on this episode of The New Stack Makers to answer these, as well as how to add a touch of drama into your corporate tech job.
Condon says that maybe job titles like hers — developer evangelist — are new, but this role has existed since there have been products marketed to engineers. Developer advocates tend to be more extroverted engineers, who have a tech background instead of just marketers that happen to work in tech.
For her, the most important part of the role is the community, which is why she doesn't give a white board interview, but one question she asks all developer relations candidates — What communities are you currently involved in? These don't have to be running big conferences, but can be Meetups or even online communities. It shows you can build communities and you already have some.