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Relicans - The New Relic Developer Relations Team

We love software, and more than that we love the people who make it. Our entire platform is designed to make their lives easier. We’re here to help you write better software and we’re very proud to announce that we’re launching a developer relations team to do just that.

You're going to be hearing a lot from us in the coming months as we join you out there on the internet, here's a quick preview of what we'll be up to:

  • Producing educational and inspirational content for anyone who writes code, whether in development, site reliability engineering, or IT operations.
  • Partnering with you as you explore the world of software, not just on our platform but with all of the languages, frameworks, and tools you love.
  • Inviting you to hang out with us for gaming, writing code, playing music, and just having fun.

You can find news of our efforts here on this page or on our Twitter account: @therelicans.

Meet the Relicans

Aaron Bassett

Aaron Bassett

he/him

Aaron Bassett is a recovering senior software engineer turned Senior Developer Advocate with MongoDB. He is a developer, public speaker, writer, and mentor; he spends most of his time making cool stuff and helping other people make unbelievably cool stuff 🔥🦄✨🚀

Aisha Blake

Aisha Blake

she/her

Aisha is a champion of feedback, a fierce accessibility advocate, and a steward of strong teams. A theatre kid turned tech community leader, she also co-organizes self.conference and Detroit Speakers in Tech. In her spare time, Aisha loves to sing karaoke and pet dogs.

Ali Finkelstein

Ali Finkelstein

she/her

Ali graduated from MIT with a Master’s of Engineering and Bachelor’s of Science in computer science and electrical engineering. She worked in cryptocurrency, SaaS, and healthcare before starting at New Relic. Ali is driven by innovation and loves security, SaaS, and start ups. But really, she considers herself a “jack of all trades,” as she is always striving to learn new skills and new topics. If you want to strike up a conversation with her, ask her about YouTube.

Chris Dabatos

Chris Dabatos

he/him

Chris is a developer relations engineer for New Relic. He's been a front-end engineer since 2016. He has been documenting his journey as a self-taught developer on YouTube in hopes of inspiring aspiring developers around the world.

Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim

he/him

Daniel Kim (He/Him) is a Senior Developer Relations Engineer at New Relic and the founder of Bit Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated make tech accessible to underserved communities. He wants to inspire generations of students in tech to be the best they can be through inclusive, accessible developer education. He is passionate about diversity & inclusion in tech, good food, and dad jokes.

Danny Ramos

Danny Ramos

he/him

Danny is a Developer Relations Engineer at New Relic. He graduated film/theatre school from the University of Colorado Denver in 2014. He then went on to contribute in local productions and was awarded for his work alongside the Black Actors Guild - a Denver-based education and production company. After becoming a 2019 Comedy Work’s New Faces semi-finalist he decided to enroll into the Turing School of Software and Design where he learned backend software development.

Jonan Scheffler

Jonan Scheffler

he/him

Jonan Scheffler is the Director of Developer Relations at New Relic. He has a long history of breaking things in public and occasionally putting them back together again. His interest in physical computing often leads him to experiment with robotics and microelectronics, though his professional experience is more closely tied to cloud services and modern application development. In order to break things more effectively he is particularly excited about observability lately, and he’s committed to helping developers around the world live happier lives by showing them how to keep their apps and their dreams alive through the night.

Kirk Haines

Kirk Haines

he/him

Kirk has been working in software and systems for almost 30 years, starting in 1992 with AIX RS/6000 and Linux systems. Despite years of experience on the devops side of the aisle, he is a software engineer at heart, a long time member of the Ruby community, a short time member of the Crystal community, and a strong believer in mentorship and in sharing knowledge. He works for New Relic as a Principal Developer Advocate these days, and is always looking for new things to learn and new ways to help others to succeed.

Mia Moore

Mia Moore

they/them

Mia Moore (they/them) is a Developer Programs Manager at New Relic. Before joining New Relic, Mia was a Developer Advocate at IBM and has a background in content creation, marketing, and community management. They are enthusiastic about good storytelling in digital content. In their free time, Mia enjoys knitting, birding, and gaming.

Pachi Carlson

Pachi Carlson

she/her

Pachi is a self-directed learner, who started her career as a Front-End developer and is passionate about HTML and CCS. She is originally from Brazil where she was born and raised, but now she lives in the USA with her husband, cats and bearded dragon.

Very active online, Pachi fell in love with the community and even being a junior herself, she began teaching what she knew and sharing her learning Journey writing and live coding on Twitch, and that was how she got interested in Developer Relations. Now a Developer Relations Engineer at New Relic.

Rachael Wright-Munn

Rachael Wright-Munn

she/her

Rachael wants to share the joy and beauty of programming through programming games and regular open-source streams on Twitch. She's been a professional dev since 2012, 3x Team Lead, and manages an open-source repo for playing games of Monster of the Week. Currently, she works as a Developer Relations Engineer for New Relic.

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