I'm scared of public speaking but got talent scouted for a Dev Relations role. Help!
I have recently phone interviewed with Google for a job role that I don't particularly want. Role is in Developer Relations. I was talent scouted.
My background is a combination of technical marketing/customer/open-source/sales so I can see how I am qualified for the role. But I want to get into software engineering more and I really don't like public speaking.
Can anyone allay my concerns regarding public speaking: Do all the roles in dev relations require public speaking? I don't mind speaking in a workshop style arrangement but conferences rustle my jimmies too much. I like sales and one to one conversations. I like writing blog posts and technical documentation. I like talking to other people. I like screencasts and creating videos. I like talking to other devs.
Is there a role in dev rel that fits that bill?
Side note: My feeling is that this also may be an opportunity for me to get a foot in the door to software engineering at Google so I kind of want to continue the process, but at the same time I'm not even sure I can progress into software engineering after dev rel.