Apologies for the delayed newsletter today, DevRel Weekly friends! It's been a busy few weeks at my full-time gig and I'm still trying to figure out what day of the week it is.
Luckily, the content keeps coming even when I'm a bit off-kilter! This week, the community brings you information about onboarding new community members, allowing your team to iterate and experiment in order to find the right methods, and finding ways to protect your time. Enjoy!
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Are In-Person or Virtual Events More Valuable?
As someone who is planning a number of BOTH in-person and virtual events right now, this reminds me that NOTHING will take the place of the personal connections you make when you come together.
Clear and Compelling Calls to Action
↗️ Members are more likely to get involved if you give them clear direction on how you expect them to interact with your content!
📝 Create clear and compelling calls to action in your community, so your members know exactly how to get involved
Provide the Flexibility to Experiment and Iterate
As a company, investing in Developer Relations is a long term project, you might not get value immediately but with time you'd begin to see the gaps that have been filled between your product and your customers in terms of overall experience, knowledge base etc.
Also you need to actually give your DevRel team the autonomy and flexibility to experiment, there’s no single way to get DevRel right, you have to reiterate various steps and initiatives to really find what works for your product/company.
Find Multiple Eternal Sources Of Community Growth
Getting your community up and running is a big task, but it's not a "once and done" situation. The long-term growth and health of your community is an ongoing task; one that requires a lot of research, care, and intent. Feverbee has a few tips on how to maintain this long-term growth in a sustainable fashion.
DevRel Hacks: 6 Ways to Manage your Time Like a Time Lord
I have to agree with Joe Gabriel -- in Developer Relations, life moves fast. In this article he gives some tips on how to prioritize important work and make sure you still have the time and energy to pursue your own hobbies.
Onboard Newbies but also Cater to Existing Members
Onboarding is an incredibly important part of building an online community, as we've discussed before. This week, there are a few new articles talking about the importance of content to onboard newbies, as well as making sure your new members aren't undervalued or underestimated.
DevRel Podcasts and Videos
- GitHub Campus Experts with Juan Pablo Flores - The Campus DevRel Show (video)
- What is Developer Relations, Community Building, and More with Wassim Chegham - Auth0 Community Hour (video)
- Developer Advocacy or Engineering? with Anaïs Urlichs - DevOps Paradox
- Solving the Puzzle Yourself with Mike Elissen - Developer's Edge (video)
- The Incredibles with Sam Julien - Frontend Heroes (video)
- MRR (Monthly Recurring Relationships) with Rosie Sherry - The Community Experience
- Growing With DevRel with James Q Quick - JamStack
Defining Success & Metrics | Episode 3 | October 6 @8am PT
This year’s Future Developer Summit explores what does the future of DevRel hold? Enjoy the benefits of remote and be part of the industry discussion together with the thought leaders. Event’s agenda is tailored for each, from CXO Pioneers and program leaders to professionals and enthusiasts in DevRel, Advocacy and Evangelism.
In Episode 3, we will discuss how to define and measure success of your DevRel efforts. Industry leaders will share their success and failure stories as well as what comes after you achieve your metrics.
Grab your free Community Pass or request an invite for a richer experience with a full-access Thought Leader Pass at futuredeveloper.io
More and more events keep popping up so be sure to check our listing to see what's new!
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Developer Relations Engineer - Croquet
To achieve our mission: make communication between humans and machines universally accessible and natural, and eventually get to AGI - we’re looking for a Developer Advocate to help grow our values-driven, all-remote team. Reporting to the CEO, you’ll define and build out our developer evangelism program to support and grow Dasha’s community, connecting with developers through content, social channels, events, and contributions to the open source ecosystem. If you always wanted to build Jarvis from Iron Man - join us!
Developer Relations Jobs
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