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Developer Relations Lead | DigitalGlobe
He goes around and shows off all the great work the DigitalGlobe engineers do. He started as a developer advocate back in 2005 and has led all phases of developer relations activity. He has spoken at over 100 conferences and done over 50 workshops including Monktoberfest, MongoNY, JavaOne, FOSS4G, CTIA, AjaxWorld, GeoWeb, Where2.0, and OSCON. Before DigitalGlobe, Steve was a developer evangelist for Red Hat, LinkedIn, deCarta, and ESRI. Steve has a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of Connecticut. He can easily be bribed with offers of bird watching or fly fishing.
How often have you heard, “What is the ROI on that?” from someone trying to shut down your activity? Engaging in discussion of ROI will never end well for you on most DevRel activities. Don’t go down that path. I will explain why it’s a trap and some ways to steer the discussion to a better focus.