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Let's Go To The Moon!

Danny Ramos
As a person who has spent the majority of my life in the creative arts, connecting with people and having shared experiences are things I value very highly.
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When I started out in tech I’d see and hear “LGTM” this “LGTM” that, and I had no idea what people were talking about. To me, it was some secret tech language and I wasn’t sure I’d ever understand...

I told myself, “I’m asking too many questions already. I’ll just play it cool.” I could have easily googled the meaning but even the idea of googling for something easy like that felt embarrassing.

Fast forward to a few months ago I asked Lovisa, my girlfriend, my mentor, and designated proofreader, to look over a blog post for me and she said, “LGTM, Danny”. I responded by singing Let's Go to the Moon enunciating each word like an opera singer.
She looked at me and started laughing, “LGTM stands for Looks Good To Me but I like your version better.”

She later tweeted about it.
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She’d always hype me up whenever she got the chance ♥️

(P.S. our new team member, Lauren, thought it stood for Let's Go to the Market). Arguably, her idea is much more realistic for a DevRel team.

Anyways, the New Relic DevRel team, the Relicans, has been up to all kinds of fun stuff. Here is a list of highlights from August ✨

August Highlights 🪐

Jonan stays interviewing the coolest of the cool on Observey McObservface.

Honeycomb CTO Charity Majors

DevOps Advocate Mandi Walls

play pause Observy McObservface

New Relic’s own Buddy Brewer

DevOps Joe Nuspl


Aisha broke the internet with her most popular stream to date. She spoke with Dan Abramov and Maggie Appleton on Communicating via Mental Models.


Chris interviewed the VP of the Django Foundation on the New Relic Twitch channel! The VP happens to be the Relicans' own Aaron Bassett 😁

Just in case you didn’t know, CSS is actually pretty hard 🤷🏽‍♂️


Pachi posted a video about Polywork! Are you curious about DevRel, Polywork and why Pachi loves it? Well the vid is here for your viewing pleasure! It currently has no dislikes because she 👏🏽 is 👏🏽 an 👏🏽 influencer! 👏🏽 So, keep the likes coming.


Ali rescued a fish on the 4 train in New York because she has a big heart and loves goldfish.

She also had the incredible ChaelCodes as a guest on HACKSNAX!.


Kirk interviewed Software Engineer and Serial Entrepreneur William Shepherd for Polyglot.

play pause Polyglot

Mia, our fearless Programs Manager, had their baby!! 😭


Danny, me, I am him, came back to work after a long time away. Here’s me complaining about it my first day back.


We also hired a new team member! You might’ve heard of her or something. She’s pretty cool.

Lauren is a Sr. Developer Relations Engineer at New Relic. She's an English teacher turned empathetic software engineer. A curious optimist with a passion for creating accessible content, celebrating unique journeys to tech, and helping developers level up their skills. Lauren is the host of the We Belong Here: Lessons from Unconventional Paths to Tech podcast, which aims to interview career changers & folks that are diversifying the tech industry. With interests ranging from scuba diving to musical theater, her live streams promise to be packed with candor and joy.✨

Making moves right off the bat she streamed updating the New Relic Relicans homepage. Check it out here 🛸

Here’s her new bio ✨


Follow @therelicans on Twitter and come say hi at twitch.tv/New_Relic. You can get free access to New Relic at TryNewRelic.com.

Don’t forget to hype up the ones around you and Lets Go to the Moon 🚀

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Ella (she/her/elle)

Such an eventful month! Welcome to the team, Lauren (great podcast!) and welcome back, @muydanny !