Oktanaut Tanay, Reporting for Duty
Greetings Oktaverse! I’m Tanay 🖖
I have been following Okta for many years, and I am very excited to finally join you all and get a chance to serve this wonderful community.
First things first, here’s a picture of me so that you can recognize me and say hi the next time we meet. 👇
Who I am and what I’ve done so far
I started my journey into the world of tech communities and open source back in college when I came across Mozilla. I got the chance to participate in a lot of their projects and regional community-building initiatives. Over time, I fell in love with writing and have published books on Firefox OS, virtual assistants with Raspberry Pi, and WebVR.
During my last years in college, I got the chance to join the Tech Speakers program by Mozilla, and I dove head-first into the realm of public speaking. After wrapping up my studies, I moved to Berlin and worked with start-ups like ResearchGate, Crate.io, and n8n.
Image from Mozilla’s blog
Before joining Okta, I have been responsible for building a developer relations team from scratch and managing the various facets of developer relations like docs, user on-boarding, support, partnerships, certifications, and community building.
I love geeking out about space exploration, submarines, science, and Lego models. Next on my reading list are:
- Letters from an Astrophysicist by Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
- The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
Do you have any book recommendations for me? 🤓
What I’ll be doing at Okta
I am fortunate to have worked with some of the most vibrant developer communities and individuals across the globe. I hope to use all the skills and knowledge I have acquired to help you get started and succeed with Okta.
As a result of my experiences, my operating style in developer relations is motivated by the urge to:
- Share fascinating things that I have recently learned
- Serve my communities by empathetically understanding their pain points
- Enable my communities to be their best selves and become successful
Is there anything you’d like me to create or focus on first? 🧑🚀
How to get in touch
Please do reach out and let me know how I can enable you and support you with being the best at what you do! 🙌