Happy Valentine's Day to all those who love our communities.
From the emotional roller coaster that we experience while advocating for our community to the numerous "love letters" we've written to our communities (I know I'm not the only one who's done this!), being a community advocate certainly deserves a round of applause on Valentine's Day. After all, isn't February 14 all about celebrating relationships? And we are certainly responsible for a lot of those.
This issue of DevRel Weekly dives deep into the messy, difficult, and amazingly rewarding life that is Developer Relations. We may not always know what to expect from this new world, as Emily Freeman and Chloe Condon reveal in the latest episode of Community Pulse (more about that below), but we embrace it (literally and figuratively) all the same.
For those of you who were here last week - welcome back! To those of you who are new, thanks for joining me! Below you'll find Tidbits (tweets, quotes, and succinct descriptions), Tangibles (articles that directly apply to DevRel and the world of technical community building), and Tangents (features that may not be specifically about DevRel, but that are highly applicable to our industry). You'll also find links to collections of relevant upcoming events as well as current job openings, along with a fun avocado fact.
Why do I do this every week? It's my love letter to the community. I choose to do this so that you don't have to. Instead, you get to skim, click, read, and then go back to your to-do list with a renewed sense of purpose and drive to continue building your community. It's my way of giving back to a community that has supported me and encouraged me to pursue my dreams.
Before I get even more sappy, I'll leave you to it. Enjoy the newsletter, and as always, feel free to send me any feedback, comments, questions, or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Thengvall, @mary_grace