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Flavors of DevRel with Kevin Whinnery

Developer relations isn’t one size fits all. There are many different types. Erin and Brian are joined by Kevin Whinnery of Deno who’ll chat about the six different flavors of developer relations.

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Kevin is the Head of Developer Relations at Deno. Kevin is a long time JavaScript developer, educator, and open source contributor. In addition to authoring a handful of popular Node.js modules on npm, Kevin created the open source educational PC game TerminalQuest (formerly TwilioQuest) using web technologies, which has been enjoyed by over one million players. On the Deno team, Kevin is focused on documentation, userland tools, developer experience, and community programs. Kevin and his family live just outside Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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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 is a Developer Experience Engineer at LaunchDarkly. Brian has worked for a decade focused on developer community and developer relations at companies like Progress Software and Adobe. Brian has been a developer for over 20 years, working with front-end and back-end technologies mostly focused on the web. He is heavily involved in the community including running developer meetups and events via and serving on the board of and organizing meetups for Orlando Devs. serves as the editor of the Jamstacked newsletter.