Christian Heilmann

⚡️ Turning a community into evangelism helpers – DevRelCon Notes

April 22nd, 2016

These are the notes of my talk at DevRelCon in San Francisco. “Turning a community into evangelism helpers” covered how you can scale your evangelism/advocacy efforts. The trick is to give up some of the control and sharing your materials with the community. Instead of being the one who brings the knowledge, you’re the one […]

⚡️ [Presenter tips] Gremlins in the machine – stage tech will fail

April 10th, 2016

In my role as a coach for other presenters I just ran into a common issue. A talented person giving their first talk and hating it. The reason: everything went wrong with stage technology. This lead to a loss of confidence and putting the blame on oneself. The irony was that the talk wasn’t in […]

⚡️ Amazing accessibility news all around…

April 8th, 2016

Lately I’ve been quite immersed in the world of Microsoft to find my way around the new job, and whilst doing so I discovered a few things you might have missed. Especially in the field of accessibility there is some splendid stuff happening. During the key note of //build last week in San Francisco there […]

⚡️ Answering some questions about developer evangelism

February 12th, 2016

I just had a journalist ask me to answer a few questions about developer evangelism and I did so on the train ride. Here are the un-edited answers for your perusal. In your context, what’s a developer evangelist? As defined quite some time ago in my handbook ( “A developer evangelist is a spokesperson, mediator […]