Developer Relations & Experience Leader, DevRel Coach

The last conference in 2020 before Covid19 struck. Photo credit: Mark Maunder, WordFence

Developer turned developer whisperer, Tessa Kriesel has been in the tech industry for over 14 years. She is a self-taught developer that has focused on mostly open-source web development & DevOps.

In 2016, she changed gears and moved into the Developer Relations field, where she grew communities, developer audiences & her public speaking skills.

Today, Tessa is Director of Advocacy & Community at Lacework and a DevRel coach and advisor to many early-stage startups. She serves those needing developer audience expertise through her insightful blog and actionable coaching sessions. Previously, Developer Community at Twitter, Head of DevRel at Fast, and Developer Outreach Manager at Pantheon—to name a few.

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Title & Affiliation

Director of Advocacy & Community at Lacework
DevRel Coach at Devocate

Short Bio

Tessa is Director of Advocacy & Community at Lacework and a DevRel coach and advisor to many early-stage startups. She provides insights on developer audiences through her insightful blog at Devocate.com. Tessa has many years of experience as a self-taught, open-source web developer before shifting into DevRel almost 6 years ago.

Long Bio

Developer turned developer whisperer, Tessa Kriesel has been in the tech industry for over 14 years. She is a self-taught developer that has focused on mostly open-source web development & DevOps.

In 2016, she changed gears and moved into the Developer Relations field, where she grew communities, developer audiences & her public speaking skills.

Today, Tessa is Director of Advocacy & Community at Lacework and a DevRel coach and advisor to many early-stage startups. She serves those needing developer audience expertise through her insightful blog and actionable coaching sessions. Previously, Developer Community at Twitter, Head of DevRel at Fast, and Developer Outreach Manager at Pantheon—to name a few.

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