Authenticity is on people's minds this week, from building genuine relationships with community members to making sure your team members are treated well. Transparency, communication, and empathy are the top qualities in creating a safe, engaging community, and will always be far more important than the platform you're using or the specific metrics you're tracking.
I'm offline this week, but am looking forward to seeing all of the awesome content you've published when I return to my computer on Sunday!
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Authenticity comes first
"Measuring metrics can kill a lot of that #DevRel magic.
I get that you want to measure things -- you wanna know what's going on, but authenticity has to come first."
-Leigh Capili, quoting Kelsey Hightower
Community Managers are the Face and Soul of your company
Your community manager is someone that humanizes the technology and products you are building. They’re the face and soul of your company. Treat ‘em well. And don’t ever make them feel they’re “easily replaceable”.
-Swarna Podila (be sure to click through to read the full thread)
Cultivate meaningful relationships to produce champions
Building relationships with your community is key to success 🔑
If you cultivate meaningful, long term relationships with your members based on trust, they will be your champions 💪
DevRel Advice Column
What is the #1 piece of advice you'd give someone for growing a community today?
Why Community Is Your Best Growth Strategy for 2022
Looking for an article to send your manager or CEO about why building a community is more important than ever? Patrick Woods has a great article for you in Inc. this week that clearly shows how you can use your most loyal customers as a driver for fast growth.
Vanilla Forums 7th Annual Community Predictions: 2022
Each year, Vanilla Forums puts out a fantastic "Community Predictions" ebook, and this year is no different! Pick up your free copy here to learn about how the industry has changed in the last year and what we can expect in 2022.
Founder's Guides to Community Building
Whether you're a founder looking for help building your first community, or a DevRel professional looking for information on how to get started, these new guides are a great place to start.
The seasons are changing and new events keep popping up. Be sure to check out our Event Collection!
Lead Developer Advocate
We’re looking for an experienced, creative, results-oriented Lead Developer Advocate to join Chronosphere as an early member of the Marketing team. This Lead Developer Advocate will focus on open source projects, and will continue to foster Chronosphere’s relationships within the developer and SRE community, keeping tabs on what product teams need to improve customer experiences. They will also spend time engaging with developers to help solve their issues and then write blogs, documentation, or do a livestream to discuss how to overcome these challenges.
As a Developer Advocate, you will be a founding member of a team dedicated to forming and creating the awareness of Infobip as a brand and Infobip's communication services and public APIs.
Senior Developer Advocate
Speed, scale, performance, low-latency, distributed databases, Java, open-source, Apache Software Foundation. If this is something you're interested in, then come and join GridGrain's rapidly growing open-source community that creates Apache Ignite, distributed database for high-performance computing with in-memory speed. The Apache Software Foundation has ranked Ignite as a Top 5 project in various categories since 2017.
Developer Relations Jobs
This industry is hot right now! So many new jobs are opening up and there's never been so many to choose from. If you're looking, we've got a huge selection for you -- come see what we have in our collection.