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Community Pulse is the spot for community managers and developer evangelists who are looking for information on community building. Community Builders Jason Hand, Mary Thengvall, and PJ Hagerty interview experts in the field of Community Leadership and Management on a broad range of topics related to building community.
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Jun 18, 2020

These past few weeks have brought us to what we hope will be an inflection point with regard to systemic racism in the United States. We’re now asking the question: How can we work as a community in DevRel to ensure we not only address this critical moment, but actively work toward eradicating systemic racism in our industry?

May 25, 2020

SJ, Jason, and PJ sit down to discuss their recent conversation with Marjorie and Wesley, when what started as a simple conversation about online communities turned into an opportunity to learn from experts at a time when our entire industry seems to have been turned on its head. They then pivot into what makes something ephemeral versus what "sticks" with you and has a lasting impact on your career as well as those around you.

May 11, 2020

Connecting with our communities online is more important than ever right now. However, this isn’t something ALL DevRel teams are accustomed to. 

In some cases, much of the online efforts have been relegated to “community management” or support. 

Marjorie Anderson and Wesley Faulkner join us to talk about online communities, sharing tips, tricks, and best practices from their combined 20 years of experience.

Apr 27, 2020

Join Mary, Jason, and PJ as they reflect on their conversation with Karen and Elizabeth. They share some of their personal experiences that have shaped their opinions of marketing departments in the past and talk through the new concepts that were introduced in this episode.

Apr 22, 2020

It’s not hard to say there is a difference between Developer Relations and Developer Marketing...but where does that line sit? There is definitely overlap, but how do we identify efforts or activities that fall more into one category or the other? To help us define these roles and where those lines might be, we are joined by guests Elizabeth Kinsey and Karen White.

Apr 1, 2020

This has been a surreal and historic few weeks across the globe. We recently gathered a group of DevRel professionals to talk about how COVID-19 has impacted them and their DevRel role, from what their current focuses are, how their Q2 goals have changed, whether they're transitioning to online events (and what that will look like in the future), and more. Join us for a special live episode as we dig into the potential long term changes to our industry post COVID-19.

 

Mar 17, 2020

Events have a code of conduct. Projects often have rules of behavior for those who participate. There are expected rules we follow when creating content, from adhering to MLA style to ensuring ideas are delivered in a succinct way with value to the consumer.

But when it comes to DevRel, there is no specific rule set or guidelines for practitioners. Beyond the external rules we need to follow as generally good humans, there is nothing to show how to be an ethical DevRel practitioner. So where does that leave us? 

Coraline Ada Ehmke and Don Goodman-Wilson join us to discuss this difficult topic.

Feb 14, 2020
PJ and SJ expand on some of the topics addressed in Episode 44, including how our differences are part of what makes us uniquely capable to fulfill our Developer Relations responsibilities. They also touch on the pros and cons of creating a clear career path for the DevRel and Community industries and why it might not be necessary for you to move to San Francisco to succeed as a new DevRel professional (gasp!) as well as how our career paths are drastically different from those of our parents and grandparents.
Jan 28, 2020

There are generally common threads in what makes a person pick a career path. Are there common characteristics for DevRel practitioners? What are they and what does one look for to see if they are ready for the DevRel life? Amanda Folson and Geertjan Wielanga join our hosts for a great conversation exploring these topics.

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