The (new) Developer Advocacy Handbook is live!Monday, May 31st, 2021 at 3:47 pm
I just finished the writing part of the new edition of the Developer Advocacy Handbook. I wrote the original almost 15 years ago, and this edition is a heavy re-write. A lot has changed in the world of Developer Advocacy and I tried to add my findings over the last few years to the book. It gives you all the basics of becoming a Developer Advocate and explains which channels to cover and how. I deliberately moved away from favouring certain products or social networks as these things change at a fast pace.
You can find the book at Developer-advocacy.com and here is the high-level table of contents:
- About this handbook
- What is Developer Advocacy / Evangelism?
- Work with your own company
- Working with your competition
- Prepare for outreach
- Get speaking opportunities
- Travel and conference participation
- Deliver a talk or workshop
- Delivering presentations tips: timekeeping and more
- Things not to say on stage—and what to do instead
- Write great posts and articles
- Write excellent code examples
- Prepare great slide decks for presentations
- Create great slide decks for presentations
- A checklist for more inclusive, accessible and understandable talks
- Keep a record of your work
- Know and use the social web
- Working from your own computer
- Recording your own talks
- Final words
Hosted on GitHub – contributions welcome
The book is fully written in Markdown and hosted on GitHub. I am also now opening the repo for contribution, so if you find something you’d like to change, please file an issue or create a fork. The book is licences with Creative Commons, non-commercial, so all contributions are welcome.
I started recording audio recordings of the chapters, drop me a line if you think that’s a good plan to pursue further or not.