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Developer-first Startups with Dana Oshiro

Erin and Brian are joined by Dana Oshiro, a partner with Heavybit which is the leading investor in developer-first startups including Snyk, CircleCI, PagerDuty and more.

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Dana Oshiro is an investor at Heavybit, leading pre-seed through Series-A investments in exceptional developer tool, cloud/OSS infrastructure, and AI/ML startups. She built Heavybit’s original community, content, and accelerator while launching 60+ developer-first products for portfolio companies like LaunchDarkly, Netlify, Snyk, CircleCI and Tailscale. She currently holds board seats with Yetto and Everfund. In the past she’s built GTM and community engagement strategy for Heroku, Salesforce, The Breast Cancer Fund, BC Government, and Code for America. She’s a recovering tech journalist and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and VentureBeat.

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Erin Mikail Staples is a very online individual passionate about facilitating better connections online and off. She’s forever thinking about how we can communicate, educate and elevate others through collaborative experiences.

Currently, Erin builds community and thinks about the philosophy and tooling of the community and developer advocate world. Much of her day is spent empowering individuals to build, foster, and embrace healthy communities. Outside of her day-job, Erin is a comedian, graduate technical advisor, no-code content creator, triathlete, avid reader, and cat parent.

Most importantly, she believes in the power of being unabashedly “into things” and works to help friends, strangers, colleagues, community builders, students, and whoever else might cross her path find their thing.

Brian Rinaldi leads the Developer Relations team at LocalStack. Brian has over 25 years experience as a developer – mostly for the web – and over a decade in Developer Relations for companies like Adobe, Progress Software and LaunchDarkly. Brian is actively involved in the developer community running virtual meetups via and in-person events as President of Orlando Devs. He’s also the editor of the Jamstacked newsletter and the author of a number of books.