Harm reduction for DevRel teams

Knut Melvær

Head of Developer Relations


Harm reduction for DevRel teams

People in Developer Relations are often exposed to large audiences on the web. Of course, this can be invigorating and fun, but it also comes with risks to health and wellbeing. Negative comments, unwanted sexual attention, and other forms of harassment aren’t uncommon in our field. Especially if you’re a person of color, identify as a woman or non-binary, or find yourself in some sort of intersection of these. In this talk, I want to invite you to a conversation about Developer Relations teams should approach harm reduction, with some practical advice.

About Knut

Knut Melvær has run developer relations for Sanity.io since 2018. He has coded on the web since the early 2000s. Before joining Sanity, Knut did research and was an educator in the humanities, and worked as a technology consultant in one of Norway’s renowned UX agencies.