This week is our Community Summit over at Camunda, which means long days with early starts, but I'm so excited to connect with our community members again! Even though it's still over computer screens rather than in person, the connections we make during these events are so special.
What's your favorite way to connect with community members online? I'd love to hear!
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Where do you go for help?
Community is one of the pillars of a good #devrel strategy, because Devs particularly value the opinions of their peers, and want to use technology that is supported by a community of other developers like them. When things go wrong, they have a place to ask for help.
5 things I've learned
5 things I've learned in 3 months as a Dev Rel:
- Don't trust your brain - take notes
- Don't spend your time wondering - spend it failing
- Start small, if it works - iterate
- Do things that don't scale
- On the flight Milan -> Paris there'll always be a crying baby
What to look for when interviewing
Three things to focus on when choosing your next #DevRel gig.
- Find a product you’re stoked about
- Do your research and understand why that company needs DevRel & you
- Interviews are a two way street process. You should interview them as much as they interview you
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What is the best Communication tools for Community and why?
In what ways do you all think #DevRel contributes to Engineering and/or how do the two collaborate? 🧑💻
15 Ideas to Build a Kick-ass Developer Ecosystem
If you're relatively new to setting up a DevRel strategy, you may find this post from Kamal Laungani to be helpful! He not only covers some of the things your team can (and likely should) be responsible for, but also where cross-team collaboration can be improved.
Co-creation is crucial. But most communities still fall and rise with the leadership of a few.
We so often feel the pressure to always be growing, always expanding, always increasing the engagement in our communities. But what if that's not part of the normal lifecycle of the community? Fabian Pfortmüller talks about this in a recent blogpost, giving us the freedom to take a step back and view the bigger picture:
Similarly [to] how individual members go through ups and downs in their engagement, if you zoom out ten, twenty years, the same applies to whole groups within the community: chapters, hubs, cities, regions, interest groups, maybe even the community at large. They cycle through times of strong activity and times of inactivity.
How To Raise Your Brand's Voice on Issues That Matter
With all of the political unrest of the last few years, many brands have tried to raise their voice and make a statement about one topic or another. But before your company speaks up on a political or social issue, there are a few important things to consider. Ahava Leibtag raises some important questions and gives a few tips on how to know which topics are actually ones you should focus on.
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DevRel Podcasts and Videos
- Moving from Execution to Strategy with Ashley Willis & Mo McElaney - Community Pulse
- Developer Marketing Strategy with Gary Gonzalez & Moschoula Kramvousanou - The DevRelX Podcast
- #LetsTalkCommunityManagement (Twitter Space recording)
- Scaling Developer Success with Colm Doyle
- Events through Personal Transformation with Eni Selfo - Peers over Beers
- Another Community Cycle and What's Different (and the same) This Time with Bill Johnston & Dr. Lauren Vargas - Cohere
- GitHub Africa: DevRel & Community careers (Twitter Space recording)
- Content for developers with Raphael Mun - The DevRelX Podcast
- DevRel Experiences (Twitter Space recording)
- How Do I Find A "Developer Evangelist"?! with Michal Juhas - Tech Recruitment Podcast
There are so many wonderful conferences and virtual events going on right now! There’s still time to get tickets to them before the summer lull sets in so check out our list of upcoming events here.
Developer Relations Engineer
At Seaplane, we are building the future of cloud development. We are looking for a DevRel engineer to join our team. You will be the face of Seaplane towards the developer community. Growing our global audience through code, community-building events, and working directly with developers to highlight the newest solutions in distributed systems across cloud markets.
Senior Developer Advocate
Battle Big Tech! Vultr is the independent cloud alternative to AWS, GCP, and Azure. As our Senior Developer Advocate, you'll be the 'face' of Vultr to the developer community, and will be responsible for rich storytelling and content regarding our platform, with special emphasis on Kubernetes, high performance cloud infrastructure, and managed databases.
Developer Relations Jobs
Looking for a change of pace? Take a look at our collection of open positions that are just waiting for the right candidate!