Welcome to another issue of DevRel Weekly. Thanks for your patience this week, folks! COVID finally struck my little family, and while I'm very grateful that it seems to be a minor case, we're all feeling a little more tired than usual, so some things have been shuffled around.
Exciting things happened in the DevRel industry this past week, including the fact that Hoopy (known for the fantastic DevRelCon events) joined Orbit! Congrats to both organizations. I can't wait to see what resources are created as a result of this merge.
Have a great week, and stay healthy, everyone.
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Focus on Core Activities
Don't try to do more than what you can afford.
Your community is more valuable if you do your core activities well.
Trying to do too many things may reduce their overall quality and cause the community to burnout soon.
How DevRel & Technical Marketing Complement Each Other
Struggling to understand (or explain) the difference between developer relations and technical marketing? Cody De Arkland has a great thread about it. Here's one of the biggest distinctions:
Great #DevRel folks have a deep understanding of why what they do matters to their companies, and how to create interactions both with community and with the company they represent. #TechMarketing tends to lean closer to creating content aligned to technical sales teams.
DevRel Advice Column: What is "Community-Led"?
Okay y'all, would love to hear you weigh in on the big question: how do you define community-led?
-Evan Hamilton (hint: even if you don't have an answer, click through for the great discussion)
Speak Your Mind
As we begin to travel to in-person events once again, it's worth a refresher on what attending a conference looks like when you're sponsoring, speaking, or generally doing something other than simply attending for your own edification. Carly Richmond has put together a fantastic list of things to keep in mind, whether you're a first-time conference attendee or rebuilding the muscles.
Building My Own Content Compass
If you're looking for new content ideas, sometimes you don't need to go any further than your own customer forum. Nate Boot explains how he's found his "content compass" by analyzing the most-used tags, topics, and categories in his forum.
DevRel Podcasts and Videos
- Digital-First Events with with Jana Iris - Scaling Developer Success
- DevRel in Web3 with Rex St John - The DevRelX Podcast
- Developer Relations & Product Management - Friends or Foes? with Tessa Kriesel and Wesley Faulkner - One Knight in Product
- Building Trusted Advisors to Build Online Communities with Sammy Gebele - Peers over Beers
- What is Developer Advocacy in Web3 with Albert Hu - Unblocking Chain
- How To Build Community Using "Dunbar's Number" by George Siosi Samuels (video)
- Delivering your first tech conference talk by Rizèl Scarlett (Twitter Space)
- Building Up Your Community Members, One Phone Call at a Time with Tosin Abari - Community Signal
There are several great events happening over these next few weeks. Come check out our Event Collection so you don't miss anything!
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Senior Developer Advocate
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Developer Relations Jobs
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