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  • Writer's pictureMonica Kay Royal

How a Developer Advocate Uses Data | Kristen Kehrer

The goal of this podcast is to highlight unique data jobs and help people learn about the skills required for data professionals.



Kristen's role as a developer advocate directly intersects with the data field. She leverages her expertise to educate others on best practices, tools, and techniques for managing and monitoring data-driven models. Her engagement with the data community and the projects she builds demonstrate her commitment to the data-related aspects of her role as a developer advocate.


In this episode, Kristen shares her fascinating background and a passion for solving real-world problems using data. She discusses her journey into the field of data, her current role as a developer advocate, and her exciting personal projects. Check out these nourished nuggets! 🍗🍗


Unexpected Opportunities

Kristen's journey from a math major to a developer advocate showcases the diverse paths and opportunities available in the data field. Kristen encourages everyone to embrace unexpected opportunities and pursue your passions, even if they may seem unconventional at first. She mentions that data-related roles exist in diverse industries, and exploring different domains can provide valuable experiences and insights.


Balancing Fun and Learning

Kristen's personal projects reflect her interests beyond data. From building a horse-themed Roblox game with her daughter to exploring dance-related projects, she embraces the opportunity to learn new technologies and apply them to creative endeavors. Kristen finds inspiration and enjoyment in tackling projects that push her boundaries.


Leveraging Online Resources

When embarking on new projects, Kristen turns to blogs, YouTube tutorials, and online communities like Reddit to learn new skills. She emphasizes the value of these resources in providing guidance, insights, and even constructive criticism. Kristen's approach is to start with accessible tutorials and gradually delve deeper into research papers and technical documentation.


Social Media and Professional Growth

Kristen emphasizes the importance of being active on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Reddit. By engaging with the community, sharing projects, and participating in discussions, professionals can expand their networks, learn from others, and showcase their expertise. Social media can also provide opportunities for career growth, attracting attention from recruiters and potential collaborators.


Kristen is super active on LinkedIn, follow her there for many more nourished nuggets 🍗🍗


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and as always,
Happy Learning!!


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