Whew! It's been a rough week physically, y'all. Nothing like a birthday to remind you that getting older means you can't do things you used to without getting hurt 🤪 I'm (mostly) on the mend now and hope to see some of you at SCaLE this week! Be sure to swing by the Camunda booth if you happen to be in town.
On a happier note, for all of my Spanish speakers, there's a new resource for you! Jorge Barrachina Gutiérrez has written a book for DevRel professionals based in Europe. My Spanish is too rusty to give it a fair review, but I hope to hear about it from some of you!
DevRel Weekly Patreon
p.s. Looking for a new presentation remote? This one might fit the bill 😅 Thanks to Marc Duiker for the tip.
Effective Collaboration is Essential
The success of any developer relations program is dependent on effective collaboration between marketing, engineering, and product teams.
It's more than just coding
Being a Developer Advocate is more than just coding, it's about understanding people, conveying ideas and being a leader in the tech community.
Building a great #devrel team is a leading indicator of developer success, which in turn is a leading indicator of company success
The challenge with managing a small community is generating and sustaining engagement.
The challenge with managing a large community is building and optimising processes and workflows.
Former can be frustrating, latter can be boring.
Choose one or the other with care.
5 Key Ways to Rethink Documentation as a Developer Advocate
This Twitter thread caught my eye this week, as Scarlett Spade walked through Michiel Mulders's tips on how to improve documentation and added a few of their own. What's your #1 way to improve docs?
Is gamification good for your community?
In a day and age when badges are awarded for everything and confetti goes off when we move a task to
done -- is gamification really still the best choice when it comes to community engagement? Evan Hamilton brings up a number of excellent points in this interview.
DevRel Podcasts and Videos
- After Pulse: Let's Chat About AI with Jason Hand & Wesley Faulkner - Community Pulse
- The State of DevRel in Web3 (video)
- Data Driven Community Management with Richard Millington, Amanda Boyle, and Josh Bricel (video)
- Scaling Community Impact with Margaret Hedderman - Community Conversations
- Developer Success Roundtable with Cat McGee, Kristof van Tomme, Jonan Scheffler, and Carla Teixeira (video)
We've had a great start to the year and many more events are sure to come. Remember to check back here to see what's coming up next; and as always, if you know of something that I don't, reach out to me!
Developer Advocate and Community Manager
Multiplayer is a collaborative platform that makes it easy for teams to design, develop and run distributed software. We are hiring a Developer Advocate and Community Manager to increase awareness and adoption of Multiplayer by developing technical content and building an engaged developer community. This person will join the founding team and help define the trajectory of a venture-backed company from the early days.
Head of Developer Relations
Drive awareness, deepen our developer relations, and become a key stakeholder in our company strategy as Unleash’s new Head of Developer Relations.
Unleash is the biggest and fastest-growing open-source feature management platform in the market. We have an amazing community that actively engages with both our open-source and upper-tier enterprise offering. A diverse, supportive, and collaborative culture is a big part of our DNA. We like to think we’re pretty fun, too. We look for people who are curious, creative, and inventive. Sound like a good fit? Apply today!
We are constantly adding new jobs to our collection, so check back here often if you're looking for something new!