I am strongly opinionated when I say that DevRel is not just a role but a philosophy. You don’t wake up one day and decide to do DevRel. You build up these habits over time, whether you’re helping developers, creating content, or writing code, until you wake up one day and realize you’re doing it all anyway.
Right now (at least within the India tech and student communities), while I insist that DevRel isn’t a fad, a bubble is beginning to exist. Far too many people are prematurely rushing toward this domain because it might seem like a more accessible way into tech than software development or because it automatically gives you a glorified platform.
Truthfully, anyone chasing a DevRel career in this manner does not sustain because DevRel has so much beneath the tip of the iceberg that it can cause people to burn out rather badly.