310: Brian Douglas

While many technology companies these days have developer advocates, it may not be immediately clear to the rest of us exactly what it is they do. Advocating for developers at a tech company should be easy, right? Well, there's more to it then what the title suggests, and I'm extremely glad this week to talk with Brian Douglas to learn more. As a developer advocate at GitHub, he balances his time between coding and engaging with users on the platform. Brian talked about what attracted him to GitHub, and gave his process on talking to developers and approaching new projects. From there, Brian shared his story from Florida to Silicon Valley, including how a detour into finance eventually led him into becoming a software developer. We even talked about podcasting! I think you'll learn a lot from this conversation with Brian, and hopefully his journey inspires you to put yourself out there! Brian Douglas' Website Brian Douglas on Twitter JAMstack Radio Google is proud to sponsor Revision Path in championing excellence and diversity in the creative community. They believe that design is critical to building great products and experiences, and we’re committed to fostering best-in-class results with efforts like Material Design — a unified system combining theory, resources, and tools to help you craft beautiful, digital experiences — and Google Design. From producing original articles and videos, to hosting creative and educational partnerships, their goal is to connect, support, and inspire designers and technologists. To learn more, please visit them at design.google. Like this episode? Then subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, or wherever you find your favorite podcasts. Subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review! Thanks so much to all of you who have already rated and reviewed us! Revision Path is a Glitch Media Network podcast, and is produced by Maurice Cherry and edited by Brittani Brown. You can also follow Revision Path on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Come chat with us! And thanks for listening! Powered by Simplecast. Sign up today for a 14-day free trial!

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