PJ Hagerty

Founder/Chief Community Officer


PJ is the Head of Developer Advocacy at Mattermost, Founder of DevRelate.io, and a board member of Open Sourcing Mental Health (OSMHhelp.org). He is an organizer of DevOps Days Buffalo, CodeDaze, and ElixirDaze. Additionally, PJ is a developer, writer, speaker, and musician. He is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He is also known for wearing hats.

The ethics of community

Events have a code of conduct. Projects often have rules for behavior for those who participate. There are expected rules we follow when creating content, from adhering to MLA style, to ensuring ideas are delivered in a succinct way with value to the consumer.

But when it comes to DevRel, there is no specific rule set or guidelines for practitioners. Beyond the external rules we need to follow as generally good humans, there is nothing to show how to be an ethical DevRel practitioner.

In this talk we look at not only importance of a “Do No Harm” philosophy, but we will delve into what steps each of us can take to make for a better experience for our organizations, for our communities, and for ourselves.


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