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Community Pulse

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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Oct 2, 2019

Jason, PJ, and Mary grab a post episode chat on titles, Open Source Community Management, and hills people seek out to raise their flags.

Sep 18, 2019

Jason and PJ get together after the show to talk moving in and out of communities, meetups, when things change, and reflect on the episode and guests' input in general.

Jul 5, 2019

PJ, Jason, and Mary recap the conversation with Bear Douglas and Jeremy Meiss. They touch on how the growth of the industry has impacted Developer Relations job titles as well as salaries before meandering into personal brand. At the end of the day, is it really our job title that matters or is it more about how we interact with others?

Mar 12, 2019

In this episode, our hosts are joined by Aaron Aldrich and Quintessence Anx, both of whom are Developer Advocates who also have experience organizing community events. Together, they discuss the challenges, lessons learned, and tips for organizing events for a technical audience.

Jan 23, 2019

In this episode, our hosts discuss the similarities and differences of working in developer relations and advocacy in large organizations compared to small ones (or startups). Joining us in the conversation is Nathen Harvey of Google, Maureen McElaney from IBM, and Matt Asay from Adobe.

Nov 16, 2018

Mary and PJ join Jason to sync up on the recent episode that he hosted about Codes of Conduct. We cover a lot of ground: from the purpose that Codes of Conduct serve, to the fact that we agree to these standards in day-to-day life without realizing it, to the recent news stories about CoCs.

Aug 21, 2018

One important part of the Dev Advocate lifestyle is content creation, which can range from penning the perfect tweet to blog posts to docs and tutorials. Content matters when it comes to interacting with the Community. In this episode, we talk with Lorna Jane Mitchell about content creation and the process of working with folks who are not content creators to make the best of your project or community’s written record.

Jun 14, 2018

PJ, Jason, and Mary sit down with J. Paul Reed (@jpreed) and Greg Bulmash (@yiddishninja) to chat about team dynamics, working between departments, and setting boundaries for your DevRel team.

May 28, 2018

PJ, Jason, and Mary joined up with Kelsey Hightower from Google Cloud Platform to chat about imposter syndrome:

- What is imposter syndrome?

- Is it a "thing"?

- How can we overcome imposter syndrome in ourselves?

- How can we prevent imposter syndrome in others?

Mar 11, 2018

PJ and Jason sit down with Matt Broberg, VP of Community at Sensu and Jill Jubinski, ‎Senior Manager of Tech Recruiting at ‎Fastly to talk about hiring a Developer Relations team. From how to find the mythical creatures that form the right team to who your first hire should be and what recruiters screen for, you'll learn about the who, how, what, and when of pulling together a Developer Relations team from scratch.

Dec 15, 2017

Jason, Mary, and PJ do an end of year wrap-up on the highs, lows, and day-to-day of 2017. We talk about the tough parts of being in DevRel, the importance of diversity, and other topics we've seen this year.

Aug 29, 2017

Episode 18 finds Jason and PJ in Pittsburgh at Uptime Conf! We took the opportunity to sit down with Community Organizer and Pittsburgh Advocate, Justin Reese.

Apr 20, 2017

After all 3 hosts being in the same physical place at the same time, Mary, Jason, and PJ come together to recap DevOpsDays, talk about different communities, and chat about all the things we're thinking.

Mar 20, 2017

While none of our guests for this episode have "Community Manager" in their title, these folks know a lot about building local communities. Jason and Mary chat with some of the top people behind Ignite Talks (ignitetalks.io) about building communities, drawing people together, and how to know when your plans need to pivot.

Oct 31, 2016

In this Halloween-ish episode of Community Pulse, PJ and Mary talk to Coraline Ada Ehmke and Ed Finkler. We explore the the two sides of the same coin that are the life of technical advocates.

Jul 27, 2016

The one where we introduce PJ Hagerty, the new guy. Jason and Mary talk about why they’ve decided to add a third person, as well as their plan for the next few episodes and their hopes for the podcast going forward.

May 20, 2016

In this episode of Community Pulse we were joined by Nathen Harvey (VP of Community Development, Chef) and Phil Leggetter (Head of Developer Relations, Nexmo) to talk about learning to scale a community role.

Apr 11, 2016

Jason Yee, PJ Hagerty, and Carina C. Zona join us to talk through some of the prevalent struggles in community management. Trust us – you’ll simply want to listen.

Jan 30, 2016

CMX is the community for community professionals. We talk to David Spinks and Carrie Jones about the future of community professionals.

Dec 18, 2015

Metrics tend to be the community builder’s arch nemesis. In this episode, Jason and Mary sit down with community folks from Keen and Bitergia.

Sep 30, 2015

Community builder and organizer Andrew Hyde talks about how to pursue your passions in this episode of Community Pulse.

Sep 29, 2015

Jason and Mary talk to Jono Bacon about the difference between ‘read’ and ‘write’ communities. We also cover how difficult (and important!) it is for us to define our role, how to deal with our harshest critics, and more.

Sep 28, 2015

Get to know the hosts of the new Community Pulse podcast: Jason Hand and Mary Thengvall.

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