DevRel Salon № 9

When: Monday, 3 December, 2018

Where: Datadog, 1 rue de Metz, 75010

For the December edition of the Paris DevRel Salon, we welcome the Salon’s founder, Don Goodman-Wilson (@DEGoodmanWilson) back for an evening of discussion and exchange!

Our topic: Ethics in Developer Relations
Our host: Datadog (1 rue de Metz, 75010 Paris), who are supplying nibblies and drinks

We don’t want any food to go to waste, so RSVP is required. Thanks!

And now for more good news: the DevRel Salon is coming back in a big way for 2019! Highlights include:

  • A new rhythm, with an event the first week of every month.
  • A new cycle, with a traditional meet-up one month, and an informal get-together the next.
  • Better scheduling, because we’re all busy, so dates and locations will be announced months ahead of time.
  • More collaboration! Send your topics and venue suggestions to us on Twitter (@devrelsalon) or email (

We’re still hammering out the details, but our upcoming events in 2019 are slated for 7 January, 4 February, and 4 March. Please send us your suggestions for venues - both formal and informal - and discussion topics.

Can’t wait to see you in December, and all through 2019! It’s gonna be grand! 🎉

❧ A Call to Action ❧

You practice developer relations or developer marketing. Perhaps you’ve been doing it for a while, and want to share stories. Perhaps you are new and aren’t yet sure what it is you do. Either way, you have a story to share, and an urge to hear the stories of others. Same here; I’ve got a lot of questions, and a lot of stories.

Let’s you and me and the others do something together.

But not a meetup.

’Cause what the world needs now
is another tech meetup
like I need a hole in my head

So let’s not. Let’s do something else instead. This started in Paris—let’s do something more egalitarian, something…I don’t know, Parisian.

Like a salon. The salons of 17th and 18th century Paris were the most important forum for intellectual discourse of the era, and were the primary conduit for the Renaissance from Italy to the rest of Western Europe. This sounds fun.

What would a modern-day salon look like? More like an unconference. No fixed schedule, no lineup of speakers with prepared talks. Instead, we’ll come with topics that have been on our minds of late, and find people who want to discuss them.

There might be a topic of the month. There will be places to sit in quiet conversation with your peers, and meet new people. There will absolutely be a chance for you to be heard, and for you to learn from others, regardless of your ability or desires to get up in front of a room and speak.

What do you think? Will you come join us?