At DevRelCon London last year we chose to round off the day with what sounded like a fun, perhaps frothy, talk.
Dawn’s talk was fun but certainly not frothy. In the talk, Dawn offered helpful ways of thinking about and understanding participation in open source communities by drawing parallels with works of science fiction.
All the fun stuff happens with shiny new tech, right? Nah. You can get audiences excited about older tech, if you serve them well.
Are dev rel teams just here to make everyone feel good about using a technology or is there a deeper responsibility?