If you're not already thinking about data privacy, Jamie Langskov encourages you to do so!
As stewards of customer and community member information, including profile names, contact methods, and more, we need to be careful to protect this information and comply by GDPR in addition to several state-wide laws enacted in the US.
This blogpost from Swyx is definitely controversial at times, but he makes some good points with regard to measuring success based on the type of Developer Relations you specialize in. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Conference season is here once again! How do I know, you ask? For one, I'm looking at a multitude of blogposts and tweets about how to organize a stellar virtual event, all posted within these past few weeks! As Malin Liden said on Twitter, virtual events are here to stay, even once we're past the pandemic, so it's important that we begin to adjust our expectations and strategies. To help us with that, I've gathered a few of the best links below:
Veronika Stanitz brings us 3 stellar articles:
In other news, CMX's Twitter Survey says breakout rooms are the best way to keeping attendees engaged, and Jono Bacon suggests playing music when people first join your online event to raise energy levels and make it feel more like a real event.
Sometimes taking care of your community means doing the mundane tasks to keep the lights on and make sure your community is having the best experience possible. Some people call this "housecleaning," others call it "maintenance," but either way, it's a necessary part of the work we do. Here are two resources that talk about this part of Developer Relations work: