the hardest jobs in engineering are the jobs that span domains. eng + design, or marketing, or sales, or data, etc. the further a discipline is from eng, the more challenging (and powerful) to merge them.
and dev advocates? dude, they span like twenty disciplines.
the things people will say in their ignorance. simply astounding.
a good developer advocate combines subject mastery with a broad overview of the industry and all comparable solutions and their pros and cons, plus marketing and product marketing, sales and business development,
the ability to craft an explanation for literally any audience no matter how high level or down in the weeds plus the performance chops to make it fun and compelling ... plus a curious mind, a practical bent, the ability to inspire people, and invent playful ways to show
your product off at its best. By writing code. That one thing that the dumbass criticizing them got hired to do.
Anybody who talks shit about developer advocates should swap roles with one for a week. (if it weren't for the damage they'd do while coming to jesus.)
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