Saif Ali Shaik
  • @saif_shines
  • Developer Experience
  • Chennai

Starting as a founding Developer Advocate and working closely with developers as end users for years, I have developed a clear understanding of their needs. I can collaborate across engineering, marketing, partnerships, and customer success teams to offer our users a greatly enhanced platform experience. 

Having represented the platform externally as an evangelist, advocate, and trainer, I have learned to gather feedback from the user community, blend it with my research, and distill it for internal stakeholders.

I bring a combination of strong opinions backed by data and an open mind that is always curious to learn. I aspire to leverage these skills to create products that meet and exceed user expectations, ultimately making their lives easier.

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Apr 2021 - Present

Senior Developer Advocate, Freshworks

Apr 2020 - Apr 2021

Developer Advocate, Freshworks

Jun 2019 - Apr 2020

Developer Advocate Trainee, Freshworks

Jan 2019 - Jun 2019

Developer Evangelist Intern, Freshworks