Zan Markan

Developer Advocate


Zan Markan is a developer advocate at CircleCI, on a mission to educate and inspire developers on the topics of CI/CD, DevOps, and software quality. Across his career, he has worked in companies of various sizes, from enterprises to own startups, and everything in between, and across industries as diverse as retail, AI, and developer tools. He’s passionate about serverless technologies, mobile development, and developer experience. Outside of work, he enthuses over airplanes, craft beer, and the Oxford comma.

How many hats should a DevRel wear?

To say DevRel is many things to many people would be an understatement.

Our roles can vary greatly, and so do our backgrounds, and organisations we work in.
How do you then jump between a role where you work on all the things to one where your focus is a lot narrower? (or the opposite).

This talk will cover my personal experience of going from juggling both many hats (doing everything DevRel plus DevX, plus Product, plus Engineering…) to carrying the weight of a single large hat (regional Dev Advocate), and how I managed to succeed in and enjoy both while avoiding burnout.


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