16th

April

2016

Justin Kestelyn

HEAD OF TECHNICAL EVANGELISM AND DEVELOPER RELATIONS | Cloudera

Justin Kestelyn

Justin Kestelyn is head of technical evangelism and developer relations at Cloudera. Prior to joining Cloudera in 2012, he was responsible for developer programs at Oracle, covering Java, Linux, and the Oracle platform.

TALK OVERVIEW

Everyone is an Evangelist

The “professional evangelist” role is often a luxury for larger companies that have the resources to identify and hire specialists across large communities over a long periods of time. For companies in growth mode and/or that are building new communities, it can be far more effective to mobilize existing roles (most specifically the Engineering org, of course) across the company as a force for scalable, sustainable, and often more authentic, evangelism. And in some companies, these models can even be successfully combined to “manufacture” internal as well as external evangelists.

In this presentation, Justin will explain the differences between these two models and provide case studies (based on personal experience) about how they have been employed in companies large and small, how success is measured, and how to bootstrap your own program.

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