Hi everyone! 👋
I'm Zan, and I do Developer Relations work at Pusher.
Recently I helped bring to life the #pushercontest we're running with the DEV team this month - btw you should check it out and go and build something amazing!
I've been building software for about 10 years. Most of this time I've spent doing mobile development, Android to be precise. I've been building apps and talking about it since 2010, when I got my first device and fell in love with the little green robot 🤖.
I've done that first at a startup I co-founded with friends from university, and then at a BigCorp.
When I joined Pusher I moved from building apps to building tools 🛠 - crafting SDKs and APIs, and discovered a passion for great developer experience.
For the last 6 months or so I've been working as a Developer Evangelist, and being a more public facing person in the company, by either producing things valuable for the community, giving talks, and generally being helpful.
One of my first projects has been the State of Kotlin survey. It's a language that I like a lot, and a lot of developers share that feeling!
We ran a survey to learn what Kotlin developers like most about it, what they are building, how they are learning Kotlin, and what features they find most useful.
We're currently in the final stage, and building the report. Nice graphics and lots of emoji included, so watch this space! 🎉
In real life I can be found speaking at conferences and events in London and around the World 🌍.
Come chat to me, I usually wear a Pusher branded hoodie and hand out some sweet swag! 🦄
I try to document my learnings and adventures in the world of Developer Relations on my Medium blog at devrel.life.
I'm also an indiscriminate beer aficionado, always on the lookout for new and interesting styles and brands - bitter, sour, dark, light, you name it! I also co-own a brewery! 🍻
Feel free to ask me anything - about Pusher - the company, or anything about our products - Channels, Chatkit, Beams, Android, Kotlin, programming in general, the #pushercontest, travel, public speaking, and more :)