Happy DevRel Weekly Day, DevRel fam! I hope you're all staying warm and dry. I know winter storms continue to rage across many areas of the United States that don't have the infrastructure to handle the freezing temperatures. If you're like me and struggling to know how to help, I stumbled on this tweet earlier today which points to a variety of resources for Texas residents as well as ways we can help out.
Despite the fact that it's only been a few days since I sent out the last newsletter issue, there's a lot of great content that's been released this week! Start scrolling to find information that's sure to be helpful to everyone, from API adoption and Open Source to interviewing for a new job and empowering your community.
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Empower Communities One Person at a Time
Empower communities at work the same way you would in an IRL community: One person at a time with shared purpose, on-boarding, mentor and modeling the culture - and rewarding outcomes.
Are you Building an Audience? Or a Community?
What's the difference between building an audience and building a community?
Building an audience = helping people.
Building a community = helping people help each other.
Friendships > Connections
I continue to be amazed by how many communities focus on quantity of members and engagements vs depth and quality of relationships. Do we really need more groups to connect on a surface level? Friendships > Connections
Things to Ask While Interviewing
If you're interviewing for a new job anytime soon, this list from Brian Oblinger gives you the top 12 questions you should ask. Bonus: there are a few additional suggestions in the quote tweets and replies that you'll want to take note of as well. Good luck job hunting!
The Checklist You Need to Grow API Adoption
Struggling to increase awareness and adoption of your product without in-person events? This short article from Pradeep Sharma gives 13 ways to engage with your audience and gain traction within the tech industry.
Open Source Communities: Governance & Team Members
If you're focused on open source communities specifically, there were two articles published this week that may be helpful for you.
- Hiring Your First Open Source Community Manager - Joseph Jacks writes about some of the difficulties of hiring an Open Source Community Manager as well as what qualities to look for during the interview process.
- Online Community Governance: Six Case Studies - In this incredibly helpful resource, Howard Rheingold gives 6 examples of ways that online communities have worked to create a safe and inclusive space for people to gather.
DevRel Podcasts and Videos
Buckle up and put your headphones on. There are a lot of great podcasts and videos to dig into this week!
- Starting Successful DevRel Teams with Joe Nash - Technically True
- Lauren Learns Things with guest Avital Tzubeli, Regional Developer Advocate at Vonage (video)
- Dan Moore, Head of Developer Relations and Author - Podcast Ruined by a Software Engineer
- Community Transparency with Tracy Lee - Developer Love
- Building Member Habits and Becoming Indistractible with Nir Eyal - Masters of Community
- Sustainable DevRel Teams with Mary Thengvall - Technically True
- Developer Advocacy and Specialization with Tom Granot - CloudSkills.fm
- Building Culture and Growth in Teams with Jillian Hufnagel - Conversations with Bacon
- Onboarding with the HashiCorp Developer Advocacy Team with Tracy Holmes and Taylor Dolezal - HashiCast
- Is it a Dream Job? Tech Advocacy and Developer Relations - Tech A'Sketch (video)
- My Journey to Developer Relations with Mary Thengvall - Agathe's Diary
- Lauren Learns Things with guest Diana Rodriguez, Python Developer Advocate at Vonage (video)
- Green fielding, Growth and Maturing Community - What is Your Engagement Strategy? - Peers over Beers
- Developer Advocacy in a Startup World with Yotam Shinan - Developer Advocate Stories
- Investing in Community-Driven Companies with Lolita Taub & Jesse Middleton - Masters of Community
Developer Relations Events
Take a look at your calendar. Take a look at our calendar (the DevRel Weekly Events Collection). Is there anything that looks interesting to you? Maybe it's time for some professional growth. Now is a great time to mingle with people from all over the globe from the comfort of your couch!
Developer Advocate wanted to help us help data scientists! Here at Iterative, we make open source tools for machine learning, like DVC and CML. We’re seeking an expert technical creator and communicator to help us sustain and grow our active, worldwide community!
Apply to be the sole Developer Evangelist for GitKraken, the most popular graphical user interface for Git. Be at the forefront of growing our community of millions of software developers and building product/brand advocacy through events, content creation, and community engagement.
StackHawk makes it simple to run automated application security tests in CI/CD. We are hiring our first Developer Advocate to engage with the developer community on application security testing. Drop us a line at [email protected]!
Developer Relations Jobs
Kate here: Ever been told, you're "worth your salt"? I just found out about this saying recently. Apparently, it means that you're competent and deserve what you're earning. Are you or someone you know looking to be told that you're worth your salt*? If so, check out the DevRel Weekly Collection to see if there's anything of interest.
*we believe you are worth your salt!