hey DevRel Weekly fam! Hope you're all doing well. I'm back at home in California and slowly settling back into my "normal" routine, which is making me quite happy. I'm still blown away by how quickly this year is flying by, but I suppose saying that yet again won't help the situation at all. 😝
To all my readers from the US, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your friends and family. I'd encourage you to look beyond the standard narrative this year and explore ways to acknowledge the Native Peoples. This article offers some great tips.
Without further ado, let's dig in!
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Are you prepared for your team being out of the office?
Serena posted this thread last year, but I thought it would be appropriate to revisit as we get closer to the holiday season when so many people are out of the office. Click through to read how you can help reduce chaos on your team and manage internal expectations.
Don't Copy Today's Communities
Don’t copy how an established community operates today.
Copy how it started.
How DevRel can support an integration between two developer tools
By creating a handful of integrations between your product and other developer tools, you can create easy solutions for your community members. Bonus: you may attract new users to your product depending on the integration you create! Pratim Bhosale walks through how to decide which tools to integrate with and how to measure your success in this article.
Remote working can be great, but be aware of organizational isolation
We're likely all aware of some of the downsides of remote work (things can get a bit lonely when you rarely get to meet your colleagues), but James Parton takes this concern a step further in a recent blogpost. At what point does remote working lead to organizational silos and difficulty speaking to stakeholders? My instinct is that some of these issues can be solved if the organization prioritizes remote-first work, but I'd be curious to hear your thoughts! Has your work suffered as a result of the remote work culture that's sprung up since Covid? Or have you been able to navigate it fairly seamlessly?
Building for Believers: The Key to Finding Community-Member-Fit
If you're looking to build a strong community, David Spinks says don't build for everyone right off the bat -- build for those who are already believers. This doesn't necessarily mean they're believers in your product already, but they should be on the path to becoming your most engaged community members. With a little extra support, you can engage that top 5%, who will then encourage others to get involved down the line.
DevRel Podcasts and Videos
- DevRel Beyond Developers with Jennifer Ritzinger and Matty Stratton - Community Pulse (podcast and [video])(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPV7o6drtXc)
- Let's Talk Tech: Developer Relations (Twitter Space)
- Timeout Tuesday: Tech Talk Q - "How to 'DevRel'" (Twitter Space)
- MasterTips: Impact via Influence: Keys to DevRel Success within the Organization with Sean Falconer, Mary Thengvall, Waqas Makhdum, and Katie Miller - DevRelx
- State of Developers 2022 by Answerhub (video)
- All about Virtual & Physical Events - Community Manager Live (video)
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