In-person events are popping up again and there are a number of resources this week that cover this shift. From how we interact with competitors at events (hint: not everyone's out to get you 😉) to how to make an impact at an event if you're not a sponsor, you'll find all sorts of useful resources as you scroll.
If you've opted to continue attending events from home but are tired of not having eye contact with others via your camera, Wassim has a fun suggestion for you!
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Understand your Target Audience
Understanding your target audience is the key to crafting successful outreach strategies. Ask yourself, what is the background information of the target audience, and why are you focusing on those markets?
DevRel Advice Column
devrel community: how to best collect ideas/feedback from devs about products and what's your approach to best organize these ideas?
Specifically, what medium do you think works best to collect ideas? Internally, as well. How do we best track these ideas so they aren't lost and devs are heard?
Read the Abstract Out Loud
Here's my #1 tip for writing a conference abstract: Read it aloud before you submit it. Not just in your head but, "actually open your mouth and make the air vibrate," aloud.
It's sad how some abstracts are unreadable because they're, well, un-readable.
How to Conduct Yourself with Competitors at Conferences
We're back to in-person conferences again, #DevRel family, and you may find yourself at a conference with 'competitor' companies, either in a nearby booth or just roaming the halls.
Here's a refresher course on how to behave since it's been a while! (Read the thread)!
How to Correct Negative Connotations About Marketing
I've long respected the content Stephanie Morillo produces, and this Twitter thread is no exception. In it, she breaks down some of the negative connotations about marketing and describes some of the ways DevRel and Marketing can work together in order to earn the trust of your community.
DevRel KPIs: Turning Developers into Superusers
Metrics have always been the most-talked-about (and one of the most divisive) topics of DevRel. How do you measure impact? effectiveness? productivity? Alina Matsa shares what she's learned in an interview with Dev Advocate Liaz Kamper in this recent article. In this interview, Alina and Liaz talk about measuring the participation of community members as well as how to measure how effective the team's work has been. While not every KPI applies to every company, I'd be curious to hear how these work for you and your teams!
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DevRel Podcasts and Videos
- How to make an impact at a conference or event (if you are not a sponsor) by Jono Bacon (video)
- Design Great Onboarding for Your Community by Carrie Melissa Jones (video)
- Events, ROI, Community-Led Growth and more! with Eni Selfo - Peers over Beers
- How Community and Dedication Lead to a DevRel Career with Steve Chen - Chat with Hackers
- Automate community manager tasks using Burb.co (platform review) by Carmen Abercrombie (video)
- Developer Relations: New Career Path for Developers by Tadas Petra
There are still a couple of events and meet ups schedule for this month. Be sure check back here regularly for new events.
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