I do consulting for developer relations teams and companies whose customers are developers. My mission is help companies grow by increasing the value that they add to the developer community. I prefer engagements based around concentrated, well-scoped projects with few dependencies and a high potential for impact.
Do developers truly understand what your product does? Why it's different than your competitors? Why they can't just use open source instead? Great developer products can still be handicapped by a failure to clearly articulate both the problem and the solution, and it's impossible to build a compelling content strategy or a thriving community without addressing that first.
Drawing on over 15 years of being a developer and 5 years building developer tools and communities, I can help you understand the way that your product makes developers feel and identify opportunities to improve your product, positioning and messaging.
Typical engagement: 4-8 hours / week for 6 weeks + monthly follow-ups
I can help you create a meaningful, contributor-friendly open source project whether you're looking to show off your technology or create goodwill in the community.
I can help get your community off the ground and start measuring it with a combination of tools, integrations, events and outreach.
I can help you use content to reach developers in an effective, cringe-free fashion that will help you grow while establishing your reputation.
Candor—I ask you regularly what's working and what isn't
Empathy—I listen closely to understand your situation
Adaptability—I adapt my guidance to your situation and goals
Transparency—I tell you when I don't know something - no BS
Transformation—I want my contribution to be a game-changer for you
I'm currently based out of Paris, France meaning that most or all of my work will be remote for US-based clients. I try to be as flexible as possible with my schedule so I can meet during the most convenient times for your team, wherever they may be around the globe.
Get an email from me once a month about developer tools and developer relations.