Tim Messerschmidt

DevRel Ecosystems Lead Europe


Hello there! My name is Tim, and for the past eleven years, I’ve been advocating for, serving, and enabling developers across several Developer Relations teams.
In my current role, I oversee the regional execution and program strategy targeting developers and startups for Google’s Developer Relations Ecosystem team in Europe, Russia, and Israel. My favorite technologies are Flutter and anything related to home automation. Furthermore, I’m passionate about identity and security technology — this is why I authored a book for O’Reilly covering best practices for web developers.
Before joining Google in 2016, I ran PayPal’s Developer and Startup Relations team in EMEA and APAC. The Developer Relations Ecosystem team prides itself in being a truly global organization that ensures developers’ voices are heard and represented – no matter their background, career stage, or geographic location.

Value-driven DevRel

Whenever people in Developer Relations discuss the purpose and meaning of our jobs, we use strong terms, such as empowerment, inspiration, or enablement. But then, we focus on success metrics, daily active users, or revenue, and those meaningful terms we discussed just seconds ago become far less significant and don’t seem to influence our strategies, plans, and execution all that much.

In this talk, we will speak about value-driven DevRel: a discussion about the tangible, real-world value we, as practitioners in this field, can bring to our audience through our tools, SDKs, and APIs. We will discuss how we can help elate developers be more successful, advance their careers, and positively impact the world while supporting our companies in being more successful and helpful, too! If these are topics that get you excited about, this talk is a perfect fit for you!


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