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Discussion on: AMA with Gene Chorba

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Alex Angel

Thanks for doing this AMA, Gene! I also have two questions for you:

  • What was something unexpected that you had to contend in your role?
  • What did your career path look like? How did you end up in devrel?
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Gene Chorba Ask Me Anything
  • The amount of business development, investing, and building a company knowledge I would need. We have a lot of developers over the last few years who made the choice to stop working the Riot API as a hobby and turn it into a business. So being able to advise, guide, and help them has been a huge learning experience.
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My career path is pretty weird. It's a long story but I basically went from Computer Camp Director -> Statistical Analyst -> Technical Marketing -> Engineer -> Developer Relations

About 8 years ago I was introduced to developer relations as an industry through hackathons, conferences, etc.. I was then given the opportunity to work as an engineer on a devrel team at a startup. From there I fell in love with the work and the rest is history!