Happy Halloween and happy last day of October, everyone! No matter where you're based and what you're in the middle of, I hope your week is off to a great start. If it's not... maybe the awesome content linked below will be helpful. 😁 Without further ado, let's jump in!
DevRel Weekly Patreon
p.s. If you're still looking for a good Halloween costume, Rachel Medanic has a good idea for you! 😅
DevRel Advice Column
My question is to all the DevRels: How do you keep the socializing energy high till the end of a meetup/conference?
Community & Marketing can be Friends
The metrics-focused nature of marketing, when applied to relationship building of community teams, often falls flat.
At the same time, marketing might rightly say it's hard to connect hugs and happiness to growth.
Yet, I think Community and Marketing teams can be friends.
We're the Hub of the Wheel
I love this simple representation of how DevRel and Community teams should be impacting every team within the organization. The key is making sure your team is actively speaking to & working collaboratively with each of these depts.
Looking for practical ways to carry out this collaboration? This article from Patrick Woods offers a lot of great tips from industry leaders.
The best thing you can do if you're trying to get into #DevRel is to contribute. Not just to open source, but to any and all conversations. Converse, ask questions, lift others up, admit when you don't know something and offer guidance when you do.
Consistency And Clarity: How DevRel Leaders Make Inclusion A Priority
Diversity, equality, and inclusion are no longer "nice-to-haves" in tech, but how do we actually implement these principles in a way that diversifies our communities? Knut Melvær and Bianca St. Louis shared some tips and practical ways they've increased DEI at their companies in this blogpost.
How Communities Solve Problems Differently
Here’s your pain point and here’s a community of people gathering to overcome that same obstacle.
Whew! This definition of Community-Led Growth is one of the most straightforward and easy to understand that I've seen yet. It's easy to understand the value, both from the community's perspective as well as the organization's. Check out more insights from Bri Leever on her website.
DevRel Podcasts and Videos
- Where do you get started with Developer Experience? with Amara Graham and Kurt Kemple - Community Pulse (podcast or video)
- Caro Griffin on Recruiting Talent From Communities - Semaphore
- Scaling Developer Success with Taylor Barnett
- Is DevRel really for you with Saksham Taneja (video)
- How to make money as a technical writer (Twitter Space recording)
- Holiday 101 for Community Managers - Community Manager Live (video)
- When Community is on 3 Teams in 5 Years with Nicole Saunders - Community Signal
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!
Conference season may be ending, but there are still a couple of events happening this week as well as DevRelCon Prague in December! Be sure to check out our Event Collection to see what's coming up!
Have you been in you position for a while and looking to level up? Maybe we've got something for you in our collection. You never know what might be around the corner!