Speaker

Joshua Poddoku

Joshua Poddoku

Lead Developer Evangelist at Merico | Committer for Apache DevLake (incubating)

Bengaluru, India

Joshua Poddoku is an accomplished Developer Evangelist and entrepreneur with a remarkable track record of driving open-source initiatives and fostering community engagement within the tech industry. Currently serving as a Developer Evangelist at Merico, Inc. (U.S.), Joshua leads evangelism efforts for open-source projects centered on data-driven engineering and AI-driven development, with a notable focus on Apache DevLake and DevChat. His contributions extend beyond code as he has become a recognized figure in the tech community, hosting and speaking at numerous conferences, and implementing successful strategies to build awareness in collaboration with leadership, business, and product teams.

As an Apache Committer for Apache DevLake (incubating), Joshua further enhances his credentials by supporting companies in adopting this open-source solution and actively contributing to project development.

In addition to his impactful roles at Merico and Apache Software Foundation, Joshua is the Advisor and Co-founder of DevRel 360, where he promotes Evangelism strategies for business success and shares insights through the Business Evangelist Podcast. His extensive experience in the tech industry is underscored by advisory roles, speaking engagements, and a educational background in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Information Technology.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Business & Management
  • Agriculture, Food & Forestry

Topics

  • Open source and community
  • Building Communities
  • Sustainable software
  • Community Health
  • Developer Communities
  • DevOps
  • DevSecOps
  • Engineering
  • Agile Engineering
  • OpenSource
  • Community Building
  • community
  • open source communities
  • communications
  • GitHub

Joshua Poddoku

Lead Developer Evangelist at Merico | Committer for Apache DevLake (incubating)

Bengaluru, India