Matt Jarvis

Director of Developer Relations

Snyk

Matt Jarvis is a Director of Developer Relations at Snyk. Matt has spent more than 20 years building products and services around open source software, on everything from embedded devices to large scale distributed systems. Most recently he has been focused on the open cloud infrastructure space, and in emerging patterns for cloud native applications. Matt is a regular speaker at conferences across the world, including KubeCon, Open Source Summit, FOSDEM and All Things Open, a past winner of the OpenStack Outstanding Community Contributor award, and in 2021 was named one of the Top 100 influencers in Open Technologies in the UK. Matt is also Vice Chair of OpenUK, the founder of Cloud Native Manchester and Kubernetes Community Days UK, and a CNCF Ambassador.

Building resiliency into your DevRel team

Co-presenting with Randall Degges

When economic conditions are tough, Dev Rel teams can find themselves impacted or under pressure – we’re usually not directly attached to revenue, and can find that our remit isn’t tightly aligned with the current needs of the business. But DevRel is a diverse and varied job whose practitioners encompass many skill sets, backgrounds, and disciplines. Because of this DevRel teams are, in many cases, able to quickly adapt to change and pivot work based on a business’s needs.

In this talk, Matt Jarvis and Randall Degges will talk about how you can build a resilient DevRel team that adapts and thrives in the face of challenges. We’ll cover maximizing the value of DevRel in difficult economic conditions, give some pointers for ensuring your team is aligned with the needs of the business, and describe some real world examples of how we’ve built resiliency into the Dev Rel team at Snyk.

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