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#18 - Wesley Faulkner: AWS, Community Management, DevRel

Today's episode is with Wesley Faulkner, Senior Community Manager at AWS. We have discussed several topics ranging from community management, community ops, becoming a devrel, and much more!

0:00 Podcast intro

0:41 Wesley's intro

1:19 Being a 1st generation American

3:33 Role of a Community Manager at AWS

7:36 Being a board member at The Experience Firm

11:01 Head of Community at SingleStore

13:06 Fostering internal communities within a company

19:44 Developer advocacy in a startup and corporate (IBM and Dailyco)

23:47 MongoDB Community Management

26:12 CommunityOps: operations for maintaining a community

30:32 Instructions to adopt CommunityOps in your company

37:29 Does having marketing and social media skills help in devrel?

40:26 The rise of Slack over Atlassian HipChat while Wesley was working at Atlassian

46:07 Managing different roles at AMD

49:51 Discovering what you love and finding your outlet of joy

51:53 Interesting references and ChatGPT

57:07 Using ChatGPT for DevRel

1:02:54 Running for 2016 City Council in Austin Texas

1:08:35 What to recommend for DevRel based on Wesley's 20 years experience in tech

1:13:38 Shifting careers

1:17:53 Certifications for DevRel

1:15:39 Mental health question

1:23:35 Outro

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