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    • Hackathons + Developer Evangelism + SendGrid  Night,  2nd  Edition   You Feb  24,  2104 What’s  in  it  for  the  developers?
    • Kon’nichiwa! I’m  Tim       =)   Director,  Developer  Relations     @timfalls     tf@sendgrid.com
    • Developer Relations at SendGrid 11 People • 8 Evangelists • • 1 Hacker in Residence • • LA, SF, Denver, NYC, London, Saõ Paulo Anaheim, CA 2 Directors - Dev Relations and Dev Communications • SF, Portland, OR. Hackathons • • 300 events in 2013 (hackathons, etc) 8 hackathons Feb 22-23, 2014 3
    • The next 10 minutes • Why should developers participate in hackathons? • What is developer evangelism? • How can developers leverage hackathons and developer evangelists for self-improvement? 4
    • Why  Hackathons? • To  learn  &  teach   • To  solve  problems   • To  create  something  new   To  be  part  of  the  community • To  meet  like-­‐minded  people   • To  build,  because  building  is  fun  and  rewarding   • To  gain  the  respect  of  peers,  through  creative  expression   • To  collaboratively  push  the  limits  of  technology  as  we  know  it  today 5
    • What is a Developer Evangelist? A  developer  at  heart   A  love  for  helping  others   Your  friend   Expert  in  his/her  company’s  technology     Knowledgable  in  many  other  technologies 6
    • Leveraging hackathons • Choose  wisely   • follow  your  interests   • balance  work  /  play   • avoid  speculative  work   Have  FUN!   • Explore   • Leave  your  comfort  zone,  try  something  new   • Solve  a  problem  that’s  been  bothering  you   • With  friends  or  on  your  own   • It’s  not  a  STARTUPathon;  it’s  a  HACKathon     • !=  fame,  glory,  riches 7
    • Leveraging Evangelists • Learn  from  them   • Ask  Q’s,  seek  their  help,  don’t  be  shy   • Technology,  Product,  Marketing,  Business  Development   ! • Teach  them   • Share  knowledge  &  expertise   ! • Explore  new  career  opportunities   • learn  about  evangelism     • discover  positions  at  their  companies   ! • Get  connected   • fellow  developers  &  entrepreneurs,  global  community  leaders   • mentors,  advisors,  investors,  customers,  partners   8
    • Summary / Conclusion • Hackathons are good for developers and API companies alike, when everyone keeps in mind the common good of the community • Developer Evangelists exist to make developers lives better and their jobs easier. Don t be shy, take advantage of their willingness to help. • YOU are a critical piece of the puzzle; as you contribute value to the community, you and your peers will reap the benefits 9
    • Arigatō!