Amir Shevat is the director of developer relations at Slack.

Shevat originally fell into developer relations by mistake, volunteering to work with a community of developers early on in his career. He’s since led developer groups at Microsoft and Google for many years before joining Slack to focus on driving growth around the Slack developers platform.

Shevat is particularly passionate about bots. He joined Slack before bots were as popular as they are today, and has seen many of them launch on that platform and others. He’s even the author of “Designing Bots: Creating Conversational Experience” through O’Reilly.

Shevat joins us to share his story, how he got into tech and startups, how he approaches building developer communities, why he’s so passionate about bots, what it was like joining Slack, and much more.

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