Welcome to the first full DevRel Weekly newsletter in a few weeks! I've finally got my feet under me and have started digging out from under the pile of tweets, blogposts, podcasts, and articles that you all have been publishing. I'm talking hundreds of links... quite literally. Y'all have been busy! 😅
If you read last week's newsletter, you saw that I'm looking for some feedback about future issues of the newsletter. While the research that I do on a weekly basis helps me keep a pulse on the goings-on of DevRel, I also want to make sure that it's useful for you. If you haven't already filled it out, I'd appreciate it if you'd take a few minutes to do so.
Most things should look fairly similar this week -- all the same categories that you've come to know and love, with a few minor tweaks here and there. There will be additional (minor) changes in the weeks to come, so if you have any questions or comments, be sure to hit reply and let me know!
The biggest change this week is in the Storytime 📚 category. You'll notice I haven't mentioned the many blogposts that have been released in the past month focused on how people got into DevRel, or what their career trajectory has been. Instead, I'm starting to build a collection of these stories that I'll be featuring on my website and referencing on occasion in the newsletter when there are new additions. That way the resources are always there for you to revisit or send on to other folks who are DevRel-curious. If you've written a "day in the life of" blogpost or your journey of how you became a DevRel professional, please send it along! I'd love to include it.
I hope all of you who are celebrating Thanksgiving today have a great holiday and a relaxing long weekend with friends and family. I'm grateful for you! ❤️
Until next week,
p.s. One more survey that you should be aware of: The 6th Annual Developer Relations Survey has just been published. Be sure to set aside time to fill it out -- together we can discover the current state of DevRel across the industry.
p.s.s. I'm in the process of figuring out how to keep Gmail from cropping the newsletter (apologies!) but in the meantime, please click through to read the full issue.