16th

April

2016

Greg Poirier

CTO | Opsee

Greg Poirier

Greg Poirier is the CTO at Opsee.com.

He has done research in network security and artificial intelligence and has extensive career history in systems engineering and operations. When he's not in front of a computer, you can find him in front of a piano or singing.

TALK OVERVIEW

Selling your dreams as a service

It's easy to believe that you're going to take the world by storm when you first start building a product. You have new ideas; you have values; you have hot takes on Twitter. The reality, of course, is that you're in for the long haul, and you're going to have to convince people that what you're doing is Right(tm) and Good(tm) every step of the way. For early stage devtools companies, developer evangelism is about being the product. Once you understand the ecosystem and where you think you fit, it's all a matter of making sure that you actually fit there and/or convincing people that you belong.

At Opsee, this means building everything the way we imagine our users would build it and then espousing those ideals in every way that we can. It means championing our way of doing things publicly and then defending ourselves when challenged. And it means understanding that we're not always the smartest, brightest kid in the cafeteria.

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