DevDays Europe 2022

PJ Hagerty
Position: Head of DevRel

Company: Mattermost

Country: US


PJ is the Head of Developer Advocacy at Mattermost and a board member of Open Sourcing Mental Health ( He is an organizer of DevOps Days Buffalo, CodeDaze, and ElixirDaze. Additionally, PJ is a developer, writer, speaker, and musician. He is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He is also known for wearing hats.


Urban Legends: What You Code Makes You Who You Are

If you were a carpenter, would your skills at building be more important than the tools you use to build? Skills, right? Tools are just a means to an end. So why do developers think the language they use defines the problems they solve?

This talk will take a look at misconceptions across the board, some experiences, both positive and negative, people have had crossing barriers to new languages, and show some of the benefits thinking of one’s self as a coder and not a “Ruby coder” or a “Elixir dev” can have on being a better problem solver.

Session Keywords

🔑 JavaScript
🔑 Ruby
🔑 Open Source vs Enterprise

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