Speaker Kit


Download Headshot: Square | Wide

Photo credit: Mark Maunder, WordFence

Title & Affiliation

Head of Platform Developer Relations at Snap

Short Bio

Tessa is a DevRel leader and advisor to many early-stage startups. Tessa has many years of experience as a self-taught, open-source web developer previous to shifting into DevRel over 6 years ago.

Long Bio

Tessa Kriesel is an experienced developer and community leader. With over 14 years of experience, she is a self-taught developer who has focused on open-source development, DevOps, and community growth. She is passionate about engaging developer audiences and drives her efforts from a data-driven campaign perspective.

Tessa takes pride in engaging with her community as a contributor and mentor and has done this for several companies, ranging from startups to tech giants. As a technologist, her goal is to elevate developers' voices and knowledge in the community. In addition to her work as Head of Platform Developer Relations at Snap, she advises early-stage startups and mentors underrepresented groups. Prior to her current role, Tessa was the Director of Advocacy & Community at Lacework, Developer Community at Twitter, and Developer Outreach Manager at Pantheon—to name a few.

Request to Speak

If you're interested in having me speak at your meetup, conference, virtual event, next podcast recording, or another awesome thing you're creating, please complete the form below. If we're friends and chatted elsewhere, I appreciate you coming here and completing this form, it keeps my organization and automation running smoothly. đŸ˜‰

Past Speaker Decks

Tessa Kriesel (@tessak22) on Speaker Deck

Past Speaking Videos

YouTube Playlist
Great! You’ve successfully signed up.
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
You've successfully subscribed to Tessa Kriesel.
Your link has expired.
Success! Check your email for magic link to sign-in.
Success! Your billing info has been updated.
Your billing was not updated.