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Discussion on: Welcome to The Community Club! Introduce yourself to the community πŸ˜ƒ

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Tessa Kriesel

Yay! So excited about this offering! My name is Tessa, I am Head of Developer Community at Twitter, working with the #TwitterAPI specifically. (If you know anything about the past, you know I have a BIG job to do!)

I have been a developer for many years and moved into Developer Relations & Community work within the last 5 years. I also run a publication + community around Developer Mindset over at thedevelopermindset.com.

When I am not thinking about my professional career, you can find me hiking, shooting archery, rollerblading, swimming or playing with every dog I meet as I am obsessively in love with all dogs, ever!

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Evan Hamilton

Wow, that is a big job. I feel both excited and terrified for you. :)

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Tessa Kriesel

🀣 You and me both. All joking aside, I am actually really excited about the challenge though. It's definitely the most stressful job I've ever had, but I think the reward will be worth it when we can successfully run projects, initiatives and hackathons that developers WANT to happily be involved in.

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Evan Hamilton

Hey, I work at Reddit - I totally feel you on the "massive challenge is massively rewarding" front. :) Would love to hear how it's going sometime!

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Tessa Kriesel

YES! We should. I would love to do that. It's really nice to hear about others challenges and how they solve for them as so many areas have a lot of cross over, even when the audiences differ.

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Karissa Wood

Nice to meet you Tessa! I'm a Global Developer Community Manager at Amazon Web Services. I completely relate to the "BIG" job we have to do. If you ever want to meet or even present at one of our developer events, let me know! In the meantime I'm going to check out your website. Take care!

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Tessa Kriesel

Hello Karissa! It's great to meet you. And thank you for the Twitter follow! Would love to connect and chat. It's nice to share notes with fellow community folks, especially those focused on developers too! (I assume you are since its AWS) I am always up for presenting if the content and need matches my offerings. Feel free to shoot me a Twitter DM and we can chat more. πŸ’œ

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Vera Tiago

Nice to e-meet Tessa πŸ‘‹. We have a lot in common. I'm also a former developer who moved to Developer Relations & Community. Just subscribed to your blog!

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Tessa Kriesel

πŸ‘‹ It’s so nice to meet you! Thank you for subscribing. Always up for meeting fellow DevRel folks. πŸ’œ