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Community Pulse is the spot for Developer Relations and Community professionals who are looking for information on building technical communities. Community Builders and DevRel veterans Jason Hand, Mary Thengvall, PJ Hagerty, Sarah-Jane Morris, and Wesley Faulkner interview experts in the field of Developer Relations and Community Leadership on a broad range of topics related to building community.

Community Pulse is the spot for Developer Relations and Community professionals who are looking for information on building technical communities. Community Builders and DevRel veterans Jason Hand, Mary Thengvall, PJ Hagerty, Sarah-Jane Morris, and Wesley Faulkner interview experts in the field of Developer Relations and Community Leadership on a broad range of topics related to building community.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Genres:

Interviews

Description:

Community Pulse is the spot for Developer Relations and Community professionals who are looking for information on building technical communities. Community Builders and DevRel veterans Jason Hand, Mary Thengvall, PJ Hagerty, Sarah-Jane Morris, and Wesley Faulkner interview experts in the field of Developer Relations and Community Leadership on a broad range of topics related to building community.

Language:

English

Contact:

7072916220


Episodes

After Pulse: Moving from Execution to Strategy

5/4/2022
Our hosts reflect on their conversation in Episode 68 with Mo and Ashley and cover key takeaways on when to make moves in leadership positions in DevRel. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support...

Duration:00:17:22

Moving from Execution to Strategy (Ep 68)

4/19/2022
In the beginning, folks in DevRel had few paths outside of being an Individual Contributor. As our field has evolved, more opportunities have arisen for more strategic roles. DevRel leadership is one of the most sought after roles for many organizations in recent months. What should we look for when considering making the move to strategist versus the out front IC? What can we learn from those who have made that journey? Checkouts Mo McElaney * Heavy in planning mode for my garden this...

Duration:00:43:48

After Pulse: Grab the Mic!

3/24/2022
Jason and PJ recap what they learned from our guests about public speaking - from conception and development all the way to delivery. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us...

Duration:00:16:50

Grab the Mic! Tips to get started in DevRel speaking

3/17/2022
A big part of traditional DevRel has always been speaking in front of an audience. Whether at a virtual meetup or live at a large conference, it can be complicated to navigate coming up with an idea, building a talk, getting it accepted somewhere, and actually delivering the thing. We wanted to take a look at some of the tips, tricks, and things you need to know to be successful in finding your way to becoming a great DevRel speaker! Checkouts Kat Cosgrove * NONS SL660...

Duration:00:48:01

After Pulse: Your Content, Their Brand

3/3/2022
PJ, Jason, Wesley, and SJ sit down to discuss what they learned from our guests on content creation and ownership, as well as setting expectations for this with the brands we work with. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting...

Duration:00:18:37

Your Content, Their Brand (Ep 66)

2/24/2022
When we create content, the ideas and concepts typically come from ourselves or our community members. But when we work for a larger organization, things get complicated. Some of us create content as a part of our day-to-day role; some of us create content outside of work hours. Now that we as DevRel professionals produce even more online content to connect with our community, there’s some ambiguity about the ownership of this content. To take a look at some of these questions, we’ve invited...

Duration:00:00:48

DevRel: What's Your Story? - Community Pulse Live! (Ep 65)

1/21/2022
The journey to DevRel is a winding one. We all have our own stories about how we wound up where we are — from intentional plans to happy accidents, as hosts of this podcast we’ve heard them all. One thing’s for sure, y’all’s stories are interesting, so we wanted to get together and talk about our journeys — what we have in common, funny anecdotes along the way, and what we can do to uplift the next generation of folks wanting to get started on this wild ride. Related Episodes/Resources *...

Duration:00:48:18

End of Year Wrap-up - 2021 (Ep 64)

12/13/2021
2021 has been a year of ups and downs in the world of DevRel and Community work. From the shifting quicksand of events returning in person, then virtual once again, to the massive opening of job reqs for positions under the DevRel umbrella, it’s been a wild ride. We’ve also tried new things, both on the podcast and personally, and in this episode we will cover our perspectives on the year that was 2021. Links: * Sonder (https://seths.blog/2017/10/the-sonder-breakthrough/) * Top Episodes: *...

Duration:00:41:12

DevRel Resources (Ep 63)

11/18/2021
If there’s one thing that’s true across developer relations professionals, it’s that we live to educate and support. That extends to our fellow devrels - and in recent years, a flurry of developer relations related supporting materials have surfaced; from blogs to books, tweets to (ahem) podcasts, and more. What’s the best way to dig through them all to get the support and guidance you need? Today’s guests will cover that from several angles - from someone new to the devrel world, to someone...

Duration:00:37:30

DevRel Salary Survey Results (Ep 62)

10/15/2021
Figuring out what the standard pay is for a DevRel professional can be difficult, especially when considering expectations, experience, and different niche industries within tech. What’s the average, what makes sense for the role, what’s fair - these are all questions that come to mind when considering compensation for what we do. Luckily, today’s guests have gathered some information and crunched the numbers to help you make a more informed approach to what a fair salary is for your role....

Duration:00:39:03

Virtual Events and ROI - Are we getting our money's worth? (Ep 61)

9/3/2021
Over the last year, we’ve talked about virtual events quite a bit - from how to get started to bringing things together in a short period of time. That said, being a sponsor at these virtual events has been somewhat of a challenge. With no real “booth” or physical location for interaction, where can value be found in these events and how do we show the benefits to our sponsoring organizations. To discuss this, we brought together a few folks who have experienced virtual events from different...

Duration:00:38:07

After Pulse: Everything in Moderation

6/25/2021
Jason, PJ, Wesley, and SJ sit down to discuss what they learned from our guest on moderation and some of the pitfalls they've experienced in being a part of moderated communities. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites...

Duration:00:17:54

Everything in Moderation (Ep 60)

6/4/2021
One of the most difficult parts of managing a community is ensuring everyone adheres to a universally acceptable system of behavior. With events, there is generally a Code of Conduct that makes it clear what behaviors are acceptable, what behaviors aren’t, and the consequences of operating outside of the rules. Sometimes it falls on an individual or a team to handle this in the online world. Today, we’ll be talking about moderation with a guest who knows exactly how it works. Checkouts...

Duration:00:35:29

DevRel Around the World (Ep 59)

5/28/2021
It’s easy to say that Developer Relations and Community Management is not universal, but sometimes, we focus so much on what is being done in our part of the world that we can forget how things might be different in different places. In this episode, we decided to try something a little different. We reached out to folks around the world to tell their stories, to let us know what makes their experiences unique. We wanted to get a sense of what unites us in DevRel and what small or large...

Duration:00:29:05

Online Community Platforms (Ep 58)

4/16/2021
Creating a place for your specific community to gather online is a challenge every Developer Relations or Community team is likely going to address at some point, whether it’s because your executive team is asking you to create this space or you see a need for it. In this episode of Community Pulse, we talk to two specialists in the community industry about what to keep in mind when evaluating how to create a place for your community to gather online. Checkouts Mary Thengvall * Demystifying...

Duration:00:44:48

After Pulse: DevRel Content Channels

3/31/2021
The hosts sit down to discuss what we've learned from our guests on pushing limits, finding new ways to deliver content, and how the community can benefit from the larger amount of information flowing through the DevRel ecosystem now, and moving forward. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify...

Duration:00:15:41

DevRel Content Channels: What's hip. What's cool. What's, like, so out. (Ep 57)

3/19/2021
Developer Relations professionals are known for creating a lot of content and the platforms that are available to us seem to grow by the day. For this episode of Community Pulse, we’re diving into what platforms exist today and what types of content works best for each channel. We’re joined by two guests: Cassidy Williams and Joe Karlsson, who are known throughout the tech industry for their humorous tech-centric content. We’ll talk about how to know which channels and types of content are...

Duration:00:34:35

After Pulse: Hiring and Recruiting in the Modern Era

3/1/2021
SJ, Jason, Wesley, and PJ sit down to discuss the most recent episode. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all...

Duration:00:16:17

Hiring and Recruiting in the Modern Era (Ep 56)

2/26/2021
As the number of engineering and developer jobs continues to grow and the skillsets diversify, DevRel has seen a wave of people being let go, followed by a sudden growth in hiring across the tech industry. Taking a look at these trends over the last year or so, we decided we would go to the experts to explain how hiring looks from the recruitment side, what people can do to improve their hiring experience, and what’s different in today’s DevRel hiring landscape. Our hosts sit down with...

Duration:00:44:02

After Pulse: Internal vs External DevRel

1/25/2021
Wesley and PJ spend some time after the show to continue chatting about similarities and differences of internal and external developer relations. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means...

Duration:00:12:54