Robin M.

Senior Developer Advocate
Happy to mentor
Happy to be contacted

About me

Robin M.
Music
Music
Undergraduate
James
2001
United Kingdom

My employment

Senior Developer Advocate
Confluent
United Kingdom
Digital and IT services
Large business (250+ employees)
2017

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A day in the life of a Senior Developer Advocate in the United Kingdom

Work with software developers to explain and advocate for the area of software that my company works in.

Briefly describe the organisation you work for

I work for a startup enterprise software company

What do you do?

Work with software developers to explain and advocate for the area of software that my company works in. Build demos, write blogs, deliver talks, develop our community.

Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?

Always had a knack for computers :)

Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?

No, always knew I'd end up with computers someday

Describe your most memorable day at work

Delivering a talk to 300 developers at a conference.

Are there any challenges associated with your job?

Managing my own time, communicating clearly with others.

What’s your work environment and culture like?

Fast moving, positive.

What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?

Orchestra manager - learnt to take ownership of problems and solve them

What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?

The ability to be able to deliver clear written communication is a useful skill in numerous roles.

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