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.
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 ✨
Jonan stays interviewing the coolest of the cool on Observey McObservface.
Honeycomb CTO Charity Majors
DevOps Advocate Mandi Walls
New Relic’s own Buddy Brewer
The Future is Bright: Open Source, OpenTelemetry and Observability with Buddy Brewer
DevOps Joe Nuspl
Observy McObservface@observymcobservHear @thejonanshow interview @JoeNuspl re: how there are multiple ways to do things in software, his prediction that we're going to feel the effects of the pandemic in supply chains for awhile, and everybody needs a thing to tinker with that sparks joy! dev.to/therubyrep/bla…16:42 PM - 25 Aug 2021
Aisha BlakeI can’t TELL y’all how excited I am for this week’s Teaching with Aisha!
Thursday, 3pm EDT, 8pm BST!14:17 PM - 17 Aug 2021
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 🤷🏽♂️
Chris SeanDon't underestimate CSS. It's a lot harder than what many people realize 🤣21:23 PM - 31 Aug 2021
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.
dev rel DAOddy ali 🪐I rescued a fish today. I got him while on the 4 train.
Everyone, meet 4train Crinklecut Diamond, MD.03:11 AM - 25 Aug 2021
She also had the incredible ChaelCodes as a guest on HACKSNAX!.
Kirk interviewed Software Engineer and Serial Entrepreneur William Shepherd for 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.
Danny RamosFirst day back at work and yall really been doing this every day???19:35 PM - 18 Aug 2021
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 ✨
Don’t forget to hype up the ones around you and Lets Go to the Moon 🚀