Welcome our new Head of Developer Relations, Frédéric Harper

Hi API lovers, my name is Frédéric Harper, and I’m a new Mashaper. Starting in 2015, I’ll join the fantastic Mashape team as the Head of Developer Relations.

A bit of background

I’ve been in the tech industry for more than a decade, mostly working as a mobile, and web developer in startups. Pragmatic, with a high preference on anything Open, I’ve build softwares using many technologies. More recently, my weapons of choice were HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Since a couple of years, I’ve shared my passion about technology as a former Technical Evangelist at Mozilla, and previously, at Microsoft. I’m an extrovert with a love for the web, geek t-shirts, people, and technology. You can learn more about my experience and my way of thinking by looking at my personal blog.

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I lost all my hairs using other APIs ecosystem than Mashape: true story bro!

It’s all about you

As the Head of Developer Relations, my job is about three core aspects:

  1. Creating the evangelism framework for Mashape to reach the heart and mind of developers;
  2. Building, and managing the evangelists team;
  3. Evangelising Mashape technology, and helping you being successful with our ecosystem.

That means my job is to help you. Help you consume APIs, and use Mashape technology. Help you distribute, and monetize your API with us. I’ll be your technical friend, being there, online, and offline to help you. Which also mean going to conferences to share my knowledge about our platform, and help you understand how you can make a good use of our product. Writing articles, documentation or making videos which will help you get on board more easily. I’ll be there, with my team, to help you, developers, be the hero you should be!

How can I help you?

Are you a Mashape user right now? How is it working for you? Do you have a success story you want to share? Do you have any issues or features suggestions? Are there any conferences we should not miss? Any documentation missing you would like to see? Any cool stickers or t-shirts you think we should make with our mascot, the ape, named Jason (how cool is that)? Do you have an API you would like to share on our marketplace? In any cases, feel free to contact me with any suggestions, requests, comments or ideas by emailing me. Feel free to get in touch on TwitterLinkedIn or follow me on Mashape if you prefer.

As I’m writing those words, I’m taking a break before starting at Mashape, but it doesn’t stop me to start gathering some feedbacks to begin next year on solid foundations. Mashape is not just about the paid staff: it’s about you, our users! Have a good holiday season, and see you in 2015.

Frédéric Harper
Head of Developer Relations