What the heck is DevRel?

People & Culture

Even if Developer Relations (DevRel) roles aren’t new, they are still rather unknown, even for developers. These roles, at the crossroads between tech, marketing and the community, carry many names: Developer Advocate, Developer Evangelist, Technical Advocate…

But what exactly is a DevRel? What does they do for a living? Is they just a glitter thrower? Does they spend her life in conferences? Does they know airports and train stations inside out? Does they have a unicorn costume in his / her luggage?

Aurélie and Horacio will show you in this talk, with their humor and good humor, their daily life, the different types of activities and what is really behind this DevRel job… And you may even be entitled to small anecdotes ^^

Horacio Gonzalez


Spaniard lost in Brittany, coder, speaker, dreamer and all-around geek.

Horacio works as Director of DevRel at OVHcloud. He is also the co-founder and leader of the @FinistDevs and @RdvSpeakers communities.

Horacio loves web development in general and everything around Web Components and standards web in particular, but he also loves to discuss

Kubernetes, AI and cloud in general. He is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) in Web Technologies and Flutter.

Aurélie Vache


Aurélie is a DevRel (Developer Advocate) at OVHcloud in Toulouse, France. She is GDE (Google Developer Expert) for Cloud technologies, Docker captain, CNCF ambassador & Kubernetes for Developers certified. She has been working as a Developer and Ops for over 15 years. She built, deployed & operatized a lot of applications in different architectures and environments. She is a Cloud enthusiast and advocates DevOps/Cloud/Golang best practices.

As one of the leaders of Duchess France, an association that promotes women developers and women working in IT, she is heavily involved in their #AdoptADuchess coaching initiative, which helps beginner and retraining developers.

She has been a conferences and meetups organizer since 2016. She is also a technical writer (, a book author & reviewer, a sketchnoter and a speaker at international conferences: Devoxx France, Voxxed Days Luxembourg, DevFest Nantes…

She created a new visual way for people to learn and understand Cloud technologies: "Understanding Kubernetes/Istio/Docker in a visual way" in sketchnotes and videos.