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Title & Affiliation
Head of Platform Developer Relations at Snapchat
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.
Tessa Kriesel is a self-taught developer with over 14 years of experience in open-source development, DevOps, AR/VR, gaming, and community growth. She is currently the Head of Platform Developer Relations at Snap, where she designs programs and strategies to scalably drive growth of Snap’s developer ecosystem and improve the developer experience. She inspires developers around the unique capabilities of Snap’s developer products by producing compelling educational content, leading captivating presentations, and engaging with developers both virtually and in person.
In addition to her work at Snap, Tessa is a sought-after DevRel coach and consultant, advising early-stage startups and mentoring underrepresented groups. She takes pride in engaging with her community as a contributor and leader and has done this for several companies and clients, ranging from startups to tech giants. As a technologist, her goal is to elevate developers' voices and knowledge in the community. She is passionate about engaging developer audiences and drives her efforts from a data-driven campaign perspective.
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