Carmen Huidobro

(she/her) | Developer Relations, Technical Content and OSS


I’m a Developer Relations Strategist, Team Lead, Developer Educator and Keynote Speaker with over a decade of experience in Software Engineering. Having been a contractor for the majority of my career has given me a bevy of perspectives.
My main motivation is community. I’ve actively worked with children, refugees as well as software builders both new and experienced. I organise conferences, workshops and other events aimed at helping empower folks in their tech journey.
I’m located in Vienna, Austria. If hiring, please understand that relocation is not an option.

  • 🇨🇦 English spoken
  • 🇨🇱 Se habla Español
  • 🇦🇹 Deutschsprachig
  • 🇫🇷 Eh... bof

Problem Solving Skill Areas

Developer Relations

DevRel strategies, programs, event organising, public speaking


Node, React, Vue, Svelte, deleting the `node_modules` folder, "silly React shenanigans"


Heroku, Docker, Sentry, CI, AWS, k8s

Developer Education

Workshops, bootcamps, video courses, written content


Rails, Sinatra, Rubymotion

Mobile, Native Development

iOS, Swift, Android, Kotlin, React Native, macOS






Go-To-Market initiatives, technical training, interpersonal expertise

Navigating Browser Cookie Popups

Getting as few data to be shared as possible


Carmen is a great engineer, very resourceful when it comes to dealing with new technologies (software & hardware) and an all around wonderful person to hang out with!

— Dražen Lučanin, developer, data analyst and the founder of Punk Rock Dev

I would put 5 stars for JS 😛

— Antonija Šimić, Frontend Developer

If you’re hosting an event, looking to educate folks on a particular skill set, or seeking to build empathetic, inclusive, and engaged spaces — look no further than Carmen!

— Erin Mikail Staples, Developer Advocate

Carmen is a fantastic educator. He has the uncanny ability to explain coding-related things in easy-to-understand ways and perfectly adapted to the learner’s skill level and way of thinking.

Kai Katschthaler, Developer Content Specialist

Selected Experience

Developer Advocate and Developer Relations Strategist

DevCraft Academy

Head of Developer Education

July 2023 - Present

Suborbital Software Systems

Senior Developer Advocate

February 2022 - June 2023


Head of Open Source

January 2021 - January 2022

Distribute Aid

Developer Relations Lead

March 2022 - Present

Mozilla Tech Speakers

Tech Speaker

December 2018 - Present

Responsibilites include:

  • Built positive relationships with CTOs, open source as well as emerging software developers.
  • Planned and executed major DevRel content programs.
  • Wrote, planned and executed major Open Source Strategies.
  • Held technical and keynote presentations at large conferences.
  • Led teams of contractors in strategies with OKRs of my design.
  • Collaborated with worldwide open source events.
  • Organised conferences as well as meetups.
  • Held weekly livestream shows, where we discuss open source as well as do livecoding.
  • Primary focus on accessibility.
  • Designed and co-created dev champions programs.
  • Performed numerous Developer Experience audits.
  • Extensive DevRel mentorship.
  • Conducted Go-to-market initiatives, increasing userbases by 160% and helping grow a 12,000 open source platform.
  • Co-organised numerous open source initiatives, including Rails Girls Summer of Code,, Global Diversity CFP Day, Distribute Aid.

Developer Education

Bad Website Club


November 2022 - Present


Guest Instructor

2021 - Present

Escuela Frontend

Curso Profesional de TypeScript Video Course

January 2021 - Present

Class Central

Free JavaScript Bootcamp

January 2021 - Present

Responsibilities include:

  • Written and led workshops at conferences and companies.
  • Produced and edited tech community video content.
  • Hosted, recorded and edited tech community podcasts.
  • Written blog posts published on platforms such as Escuela Frontend and
  • Planned out full JavaScript and TypeScript video courses.
  • Ran free tech bootcamps with a combined total of over 35,000 learners.

Freelance Full Stack Web Engineer

Meet & Eat

Catering app and infrastructure

Incredible Bee

Devops and website maintenance


Consulting for Noetutgut and Notrufnoe

Rails Girls Summer of Code

Consulting, devops, app maintenance and feature additions

Punk Rock Dev

Consulting for Zoomero and Craftstrom devops, full stack web engineering

October 2009 - Present

  • Applied clean code practices to existing web apps, simplifying the onboarding experience of first-time contributors.
  • Applied test-driven development techniques to increase stability.
  • Built full-fledged JSON APIs with self-made authentication, authorization as well as payment handling.
  • Applied frontend frameworks to existing backends.
  • Regular, security and feature-oriented dependency management, keeping up with development trends and removing unmaintained dependencies.
  • Performed code reviews for pull requests on Github, collaborating with fellow maintainers and giving feedback to first-time contributors.
  • Applied and maintained a readable, consistent git history using rebasing, merge commits, and other practices.
  • Devops tasks, including deploying continuous integration tools, staging, deployment tools, test suite running, linting, review apps, monitoring and/or Docker.
  • Implemented Agile practices, assisting in ticketing, organizing standups, kanban reviews.
  • Introduced optimizations to improve web performance.
  • Wrote and maintained codebase as well as API documentation.

Freelance macOS, Android and iOS App Developer

Incredible Bee

Chief Software Officer

macOS, Objective-C, RubyMotion


Commercial solar panel mobile tool

iOS, Android, React Native

Bloom Diagnostics

Bluetooth blood measuring tool

iOS, Swift


Platform for making video calls with doctors

iOS, Android, React Native

Primed Mind

Guided meditation platform

iOS, Android, React Native

February 2011 - Present

  • Developed and deployed major upgrades to existing apps, increased sales.
  • Applied test-driven development techniques to ensure app stability.
  • Developed and maintained a streamlined command line toolchain for building, testing and code-signing apps, increasing productivity.
  • Prepared and maintained separate versions of apps for the Mac App Store in compliance with Sandbox rules.
  • Documented and fixed issues reported by users using Redmine.
  • Performed major React Native upgrades, along with dependency management.

Cofounder, Chief Technical Officer

MarketData.Cloud (Defunct)

June 2016 - June 2018

  • Developed JSON market data API from the ground up.
  • Wrote and maintained user and developer documentation.
  • Wrote a business plan, SEO, market research, customer relations.
  • Customer support in English, Spanish and German.
  • Wrote press releases, resulting in increased web traffic.


Formal Education

B.Sc. Software Engineering

Vienna University of Technology

October 2007 - Present

Lemmings Summer and Winter Batch

Summer 2016, Early 2018

Introduction to Machine Learning

Stanford University

January 2018

Self Study

  • Fundamentals - Refactoring (Beck, Fowler, 1999), UNIX in a nutshell (Robbins, 2005), Extreme Programming Explained (Beck, 1999), Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Feathers, 2004), Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby (Metz, 2007).
  • Object Oriented Programming - Design Patterns (Gang of four, 1994).
  • Programming Languages - Programming Phoenix (Tate, McCord, Valim, 2016), Programming Elixir (Thomas, 2014), The Rust Programming Language (Nichols, Klabnik, 2018), Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! A Beginner’s Guide (Lipovaca, 2011).

Community Work