Developer Relations or 'DevRel' is a specialty combining technical expertise, marketing and strategy prowess and a ton of community understanding and spirit. We were founded in 2006 to bring the developer perspective to the mobile industry and we continue to provide our services and expertise to those who develop emerging technologies.
Founder and CEO
Speaker, Community Builder
Caroline, also known as the ‘connector’, has been engaged with emerging technologies for over 20 years, as a community builder, coder, funder, and entrepreneur. She got her start in mobile in the Telecommunications Industry Group of Anderson Consulting (Accenture). Recognizing the importance of developers in the mobile technology ecosystem, she started Wireless Industry Partnership "WIP" in 2006 as an agency focused on helping companies build and grow their developer communities through online resources, community activities and events.
In 2001, Caroline founded the Wireless Innovation Network of BC (now DIGIBC), one of the world’s first regional mobile associations, and spearheaded the development and fundraising of Wavefront, a wireless accelerator. Caroline assisted hundreds of companies through the Government of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) providing advice to businesses in software, telecommunications and new media. Prior to this, Caroline worked for a consultancy in Hong Kong, to promote an industrial park in China.
Caroline received her MBA from Dalhousie University and BA from the University of Manitoba. In 2009, she was named one of the Top Ten Women in Wireless by Fierce Wireless a website dedicated to providing daily news about the wireless and mobile industry. She is a Member of the ICT Advisory Board for Global Affairs Canada (DFATD) and Judge for the last several years for GSMA Mobile Awards and speaks at many industry events on developers, communities and how technology will affect our future.
Dana Fujikawa is a technical writer, programmer writer, and software engineer with over two decades of industry experience. Dana is passionate about developing informational and instructional materials for others.
A former senior level Technical Writer and programmer for Electronic Arts Canada, Dana has combined his strong communication skills with his software engineering background to educate and inform a multitude of audiences. With his extensive technical background, his biggest strength lies in gathering complex technical information and transforming it into easy to use documentation.
Judy Hamilton has been a technology professional for over 25 years and is the Founder and CEO of TerraTap Technologies Inc., an award-winning development company specializing in IoT and Open Data solutions. Prior to starting TerraTap, Judy held C-Level technology positions at companies such as MSFHR and Aker Solutions and was a driving force behind the international success of technology startups such as TIR Systems and TGI Technologies.
Specializing in data communications at the British Columbia Institute of Technology Judy has traveled the world designing and implementing global infrastructure initiatives and trained every level of organizations on leading edge technology solutions. Easily communicating with both the suits in the boardroom and the geeks in the back room is one of Judy’s greatest strengths.
As a passionate supporter of Women in Tech, Judy also mentors new female entrepreneurs, is involved with many women focused industry organizations, and speaks regularly at youth programs that are helping young women choose tech as a career.