Y'all. I blinked and it's late October. What is happening?! 🥴
Let's not waste any more time... let's dive right into the content!
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Find the sweet spot
A lot of communities struggle for two reasons: - they don't have business alignment - they forget/or don't emphasize the needs of the community members
The sweet spot is where you look at both equally and find opportunities for intersection. Where can they feed each other?
Looking for Content to Create?
Create the tutorials you wish to see in this world.
DevRel Advice Column
This thread is helpful for conference goers and conference creators alike!
For those who:
- attend many conferences
- have an abundance of great connections
- aren't into "partying for the sake of partying"
What could a conference afterparty provide that would make you want to go?
Looking for community mission inspiration? Look no further.
What’s your community’s mission or purpose statement? Let’s get a thread going!
Keep tweaking your strategies, but also... know when to stop
One bitter-sweet thing I've discovered in managing communities is that everyday is different. Thus,there is a need to keep tweaking and tweaking your strategies till you find what works most of the time.
Not everyone in your community will be outspoken. Some are just spectators.
Not everyone will engage.
Don't hit yourself hard thinking your strategy sucks.
Setting up For Success in Your Next Role: Where to start?
Looking for a new job, or perhaps you just started one? Either way, this recap of Wesley Faulkner's talk from a recent DevRelX Community Session is a good place to start. It's chock full of questions to ask, steps to define, tips on how to position yourself properly, and more.
What is intelligent community growth?
Many of us have heard of "community-led growth" as it's gained popularity over the last few years. But Common Room has taken this idea to the next level, introducing the idea of intelligent community growth with the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. This was a fascinating introduction to the concept. Note: yes, there's a bit of a sales pitch at the end, but generally speaking, this is simply an informative, product-agnostic resource.
Should we hire junior developer advocates?
Whether or not DevRel teams should hire junior developer advocates has long been a debate. There are arguments on both sides, from lack of experience (don't hire them) to the need to train a new generation of advocates (do hire them).
Rizèl Scarlett posted a compelling argument for hiring junior advocates, and makes the very fair point that instead of debating whether or not we should hire them, we should spend that energy to "strategize how to hire and support them."
DevRel Podcasts and Videos
- After Pulse: DevRel Survey 2022 with PJ Hagerty, Wesley Faulkner, and Jason Hand - Community Pulse
- Scaling Developer Success with Laura Santamaria
- How developers consume content in 2022 by Jono Bacon (video)
- Building the Developer Experience by Teresa Dietrich - Flow State 2022
- The Collaborative Culture and Developer Experience in the Redis Open Source Community with Yiftach Shoolman - Engineering Culture by InfoQ
- Getting top talent takes top talent with Deividi Silva - Frontier Podcast
- The Modern Developer Experience with Dr. Elizabeth Maxwell, Mark Schettenhelm, and Tony Anter - The Modern Mainframe
- How Community Can work with Product Teams with Lauren Clevenger - Peers over Beers
- CMX Summit 2022: Thrive (video playlist)
Expand your DevRel knowledge through self-paced courses & peer groups. With new cohorts beginning every month, we’ll cover key areas of Developer Relations, such as Fundamentals, Strategy & Metrics, Leadership, & Career Success. Each program contains many templates & resources to get you started!
As this conference season draws close to end, more events keep popping up for late in the year and even 6 months from now! Come see what's new!
Do you know someone looking to break into DevRel but not sure where to start? Maye that person is you! Come check out our Job Collection! There are lots of positions in not only in the Entry Level and up, but also adjacent roles such as Technical Writers or DevEx Engineers.