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Developer relations in the post-COVID era with Patrick McFadin

Trick question of the week: What’s in the future of developer relations, especially after COVID-19? The pandemic forced all companies to shift strategies mid-Q1. But how does this affect developer relations? Events, the cause burnouts for many developer marketing, relations, advocates and evangelists are currently out of the mix. So is the opportunity for reaching developers, 1-on-1, face-to-face. Software has come to cover this hole by many applications. What does the future hold and how can we connect to developers when we can’t reach them in person? Patrick McFadin, VP of DataStax joins us in this episode to discuss connecting with developers in the COVID-era and post-COVID-era, open source and the challenges developer relations professionals face.

In this episode, we introduce the “Let’s talk Data” section where we pick one graph from the DevRelx Trends page and analyze the results. Patrick's pick for this week: programming language communities and growth.
Listen to the episode here.

Patrick McFadin is the Vice President of Developer Relations at DataStax. He is one of the leading experts of Apache Cassandra and data modelling techniques and has helped build some of the largest and exciting deployments in production. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief Architect at Hobsons and an Oracle DBA/Developer for over 15 years.


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