Happy start of a new week, all! I hope your weekend was relaxing and refreshing and your week is off to a good start! I spent a few days in Boston last week, which was a wonderful time away from the snow. It's been funny how much the cold weather and continued snowstorms have impacted my perception of time this year. How can it possibly be almost April when we're still getting 12"+ of snow on a weekly basis? 😅
Hopefully wherever you're based, you were able to get outside and enjoy some fresh air! Without further ado... let's jump into the great DevRel content from this past week.
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Slow and Steady
Community is not a sprint, it's a marathon!
How much do stakeholders value your community?
Want to know how an exec values community?
Ask them this question:
“Imagine there was a thriving independent community of 10,000 of our current and potential customers.
How much would you pay to acquire that community?”
Their answer will tell you everything you need to know.
How to Create a Standout Professional Portfolio for Community Managers
There are many people looking for new roles right now, which means it's important to make your resume stand out. For community managers, that might mean creating a community portfolio full of the value you've brought to previous organizations. Erik Martin gives a handful of tips how to build out a great portfolio in this recent article.
How to Prevent Churn with Community Engagement
Community retention is an important part of the value DevRel teams bring to our organizations. After all, we often talk about the concept of "stickiness" -- if the community keeps people coming back, they're less likely to leave your product as well, since they now know the people to reach out to in order to solve issues, share wins, or talk through new features. Curious how to put this into words for your stakeholders? Read this article to learn more.
DevRel Podcasts and Videos
- Suddenly Unemployed with Erin Mikail Staples, Jarek Jarzebowski, and PJ Metz - Community Pulse
- Looking to Break In - In Before the Lock
- Looking ahead to conference season with Mark Hazell, Erin Mikail Staples, Kevin Lewis, and Floor Drees - DevRel Roundtable (video)
- The Challenge of Focus with Adrienne Tacke - The Developer Advocacy Universe
- How to Become a Successful Developer Advocate in 2023 with Rohini Gaonkar - Chelsea in Tech (video)
- Metrics in Community Building: How to Tell Your Community's Story with Morgan Wood - Peers over Beers
- Prioritizing DEI in Your Community Building Strategy with Abbiola Ballah - CMX Masterclass (video)
- Onboarding Community Members with Adrian Speyer, Lori Goldman, and Deb Schell - Community Manager Live (video)
- Where do we go from here? The next level of DevRel value by Matty Stratton (video)
Have you had a chance to check out some events this year so far? Hopefully so, but if not, there's always one coming up. Check back here to see what's next!
Head of Developer Relations
Drive awareness, deepen our developer relations, and become a key stakeholder in our company strategy as Unleash’s new Head of Developer Relations.
Unleash is the biggest and fastest-growing open-source feature management platform in the market. We have an amazing community that actively engages with both our open-source and upper-tier enterprise offering. A diverse, supportive, and collaborative culture is a big part of our DNA. We like to think we’re pretty fun, too. We look for people who are curious, creative, and inventive. Sound like a good fit? Apply today!
Developer Advocate and Community Manager
Multiplayer is a collaborative platform that makes it easy for teams to design, develop and run distributed software. We are hiring a Developer Advocate and Community Manager to increase awareness and adoption of Multiplayer by developing technical content and building an engaged developer community. This person will join the founding team and help define the trajectory of a venture-backed company from the early days.
Developer Relations Jobs
We are always adding and maintaining current jobs in our collection so if you haven't looked in a while, maybe there's something new you haven't seen!