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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 Mary Thengvall

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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.

    DevRel Resources (Ep 63)

    DevRel Resources (Ep 63)

    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 looking to get more folks connected to devrel, and us hosts that are somewhere in between.


    Checkouts
    Wesley Faulkner



    Polywork


    SJ Morris



    Noodle the Pug - Bones/No Bones


    PJ Hagerty



    Sapiens: A brief history of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari


    Albrey Brown



    DevRel Collective Slack
    DevRel Salary Report


    Jessica Rose



    I’ve gotten really into the idea of doing less; there are a ton of disparate resources so I’m not quite sure where to point folks, but it feels like right now there are a lot of people around the world wanting to work less, buy less, and chill more which I find so reassuring.


    Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash


    Links/Resources



    The Business Value of Developer Relations
    Developer Relations: How to Build and Grow a Successful Developer Program
    Docs for Developers: An Engineer’s Field Guide to Technical Writing
    devrelresourc.es


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    Special Guests: Albrey Brown and Jessica Rose.

    • 37 min
    DevRel Salary Survey Results (Ep 62)

    DevRel Salary Survey Results (Ep 62)

    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.


    DevRel Collective 2021 Salary Survey Results


    Checkouts
    Wesley



    How do we get sponsors to support our tech event? - DEV Community


    Mary



    DevRelResourc.es is live!


    Wesley



    Mitchell’s New Role at HashiCorp


    SJ



    Mailchimp’s Engineering Blog is now LIVE!


    Greg



    Matrix.org - Decentralized modern chat
    Mozilla’s thoughts on Matrix
    GNOME’s thoughts on Matrix


    Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash


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    Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes and follow us on Spotify, 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 things Community, this too takes a village.
    Special Guests: Greg Sutcliffe and Jocelyn Matthews.

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

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

    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 points of view.


    Checkouts
    Wesley Faulkner



    How do we get sponsors to support our tech event? - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻


    Mary Thengvall



    Disconnect if you can – highly recommend hiking! If you have a dog… https://dogtrekker.com has great resources for filtering hikes by dog-friendly, offleash, etc.


    Matty Stratton



    Ted Lasso. That’s it.
    We Appreciate Your Enthusiasm - The Oral History of Q101 by James VanOsdol
    Follow my dog on [Instagram](instagram.com/moxie_aussie) or [Twitter](twitter.com/moxieaussie).


    Ben Lloyd Pearson



    Google Instant Apps - I hate apps, this lets you use them without installing them to your phone.


    PJ Hagerty



    Decibullz - ear plugs you can mold at home
    Rever - motorcycle rider social media platform


    Enjoy the podcast?
    Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes and follow us on Spotify, 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 things Community, this too takes a village.
    Special Guests: Ben Lloyd Pearson and Matty Stratton.

    • 38 min
    After Pulse: Everything in Moderation

    After Pulse: Everything in Moderation

    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 and follow us on Spotify, 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 things Community, this too takes a village.

    • 17 min
    Everything in Moderation (Ep 60)

    Everything in Moderation (Ep 60)

    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
    Wesley Faulkner



    Tire rings


    SJ Morris



    Pick your battles, take some time, and give yourself a breather.


    Rosie Sherry



    Community Creator Economy


    PJ Hagerty



    Call of Conduct - an app to track Code of Conduct reporting - still in beta


    Enjoy the podcast?
    Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes and follow us on Spotify, 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 things Community, this too takes a village.
    Special Guest: Rosie Sherry.

    • 35 min
    DevRel Around the World (Ep 59)

    DevRel Around the World (Ep 59)

    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 tweaks need to made to adjust for geography and culture.


    Enjoy the podcast?
    Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes and follow us on Spotify, 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 things Community, this too takes a village.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Heytherepeter ,

Mary always provides great content

As a new person in DevRel these quick episodes help fill in some knowledge gaps.

PatrickAlphaC ,

The go-to place for DevRel Content

In a world where finding quality content on how to do this new job called devrel, it can be hard to find support, learn, and do a better job. Community pulse as a group is the de-facto go-to place to learn about devrel. Pretty much the basis of everything I do now they have taught me in one place or the other.

I joined a company as a developer advocate because the owners “were told by their investors it was important” and that was all they knew. So they said “go be good at this job now”. I was excited because it sounded like exactly what I wanted to do, but not exactly sure how to do it to the highest level.

I was happy to find their podcast, Mary’s book, their slack, and their community to help me on this journey and learn more about everything there is to know about devrel, and how to do it affectively. They have a ton of experience and are a great place to learn anything and everything you want to know about being successful in this crazy new role. Be sure to give them a listen.

Autumn Shultz ,

Amazing!

Mary, Jason, and PJ are three of the best podcast hosts I've heard. I absolutely love listening to their expertise in each episode, and I would definitely recommend this podcast to anyone looking to learn as much as they can.

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