RECAP
DEVELOPER RELATIONS
Best Practices & Experiences

WHAT IS THE EVENT DEVELOPER RELATIONS ABOUT
Developer Relations is one of the most strategically important roles in any company that wants to successfully build a technology foundation

Yet most companies fail, because they don't know how to do it right.

Developer Relations is a practitioner-to-practitioner event for developer experience, developer relations and developer marketing.

PHOTOS
Impressions from the first Developer Relations Event
What our participants & speakers say
"From emphasizing the importance of personal contact during the hiring process (Hasib Samad, N26 ) up to talent headhunting during a hackathon on a train (Vladislav Vasek, Kiwi) - we spent an inspiring day talking about Developer Relations and hiring best practices."
Ewa Jankowska
BIM & Project Manager ViewAR
"Do you realize that developers are special? Yes we do, but how you changed environment in your company to attract super Dev stars? Unlimited cookies or coke in your office, is not the way attracting IT guru. Today we got insights from top companies at #Tabsorspaces, on how to keep and attract the best developers."
Anatoliy Yena
Founder, Yena GmbH
"Big thanks to the team at WeAreDevelopers for having me speak at their TabsOrSpaces Dev Rel event today, and their hospitality back at the office afterwards."
Martyn Davies
Senior Developer Advocate @NexmoDev
Developer Relations Event Program
Wednesday, June 27
08:30 – 09:00
08:30 – 09:00
Registration
9:00 – 9:10
9:00 – 9:10
Welcoming & Intro
from Vienna Business Agency & Natalie, CEO Tabs or Spaces
9:10 – 9:20
9:10 – 9:20
How to build a developer community for your company and where to start
Natalie Korotaeva, CEO of Tabs or Spaces
Natalie will cover topics about building a developer community for your company, key strategies and her experiences running different tech events (hackathons, meetups).
9:20- 9:35
9:20- 9:35
How Tabs or Spaces can boost your visibility in the developers community
Benjamin Ruschin, Managing Director of WeAreDevelopers
Ben will talk about how Tabs or Spaces can close the gap that separates you from your target group of developers.
9:40-10:05
9:40-10:05
Hiring Tech Talents: Learnings - Best Practices - Do's and Don'ts
Hasib A. Samad, fr. Head of Mobile at N26
Hasib will present his findings which are based off of his past three years of experience in interviewing and recruiting developers. Hasib is a software engineer, with over 8 years of professional software development, including two years as a team lead of eight developers. During his time as a mobile lead for N26, he built up a mobile team of 8 developers, and also served as a Mobile developer for Volkswagen's AppFactory. Currently, Hasib is a consultant for companies such as Porsche Digital Lab and AOK Systems.


10:10-10:35
10:10-10:35
Developer Relations Strategy & Best Practice
Martyn Davies, Senior Developer Advocate at Algolia
Based on the real-world experience of building and managing developer relations programmes in the US and Europe. Martyn will break down different approaches to Developer Relations strategy to give you an insight into what might work for your business and how you can start to implement it.
10.35- 10.50
10.35- 10.50
Coffee break

10.50 - 11.15

10.50 - 11.15
How we attract and hire software engineers
Martin Schürrer, СTO at PSPDFKIT
Martin will cover how focusing on company culture and technical excellence allows PSPDFKit to hire and retain talent without having to cater to the (startup/technology) hype of the day.
11.20-11.45
11.20-11.45
How we built a female-friendly community, what companies and the community can do to promote diversity and how we organize hackathons
Yoana Dimova, hackathons at Female Tech Leaders
At Yoana's talk, you are going to learn about the Female Tech Leaders organization from its humble beginning in 2017 to its current impact on the Munich tech community, as well as how FTL has built a diversity-friendly community, where speaker nights, workshops, hackathons and other events are organized every month to attract and empower talents.
11.45- 11.55
11.45- 11.55
Coffee break
12.00- 12.25
12.00- 12.25
Main principles we apply when hiring software engineers
Lubomir Drobny, Head of Engineering at Slido
Lubo brings with him 15 years of software development, 5 years as an engineer manager, and of course his experience in his current position as the Head of Engineering at Slido.
12.25.-12.45


12.25.-12.45


New territories - How we look for developers abroad, why the local communities are so important, how we approach local universities, and why we love beer
Ladislav Vašek, University Relations and Internal Community Coordinator at Kiwi.com
Ladislav speaks from first hand experience- he's in charge of Kiwi.com's engineering community, and connects developers with students and universities. He spends his working hours giving university lectures, supervising diploma theses, and finding practical internships.
12.45-13.30
12.45-13.30
Lunch
13.30-14.30


13.30-14.30


Round Table – discussion with our speakers
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
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All About Developer Relations
We provide a setting which allows us to direct our full focus on developer relations. For you this means the unique chance of getting exclusive insights of the field.
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Meet Experts & Influencers Face to Face
In order to get the most out of our event we offer you the possibility to meet professionals and speakers and draw knowledge from their vast experiences.
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Build Your Network
You are the focal point of our conference. You are invited to get involved in our various programmes and establish new connections with fellow attendees.
Videos
Main principles we apply when hiring software engineers – Lubomir Drobny, Head of Engineering Slido

How we attract and hire software engineers – Martin Schürrer, СTO at PSPDFKIT
How to build a developer community for your company – Natalie Korotaeva,Tabs or Spaces

Hiring Tech Talents: Learnings - Best Practices - Do's and Don'ts– Hasib A. Samad, fr. N26
Check the videos from the event and learn about the best practices and pitfalls of end-to-end developer evangelism, onboarding and success.
Contact us with any questions
+43 677 624 154 34
hello@tabsorspaces.io