This is our last issue of DevRel Weekly for 2019, and what a year it's been! DevRel has made some enormous strides in the past year, from the number of upper management roles we've taken on to the amount of general recognition in the tech industry. 80% of company founders are now saying that building a community of users is important to their business, with 28% saying this community is critical to their success.
As we enter this holiday season, it's clear that 2020 is going to be a great year for Developer Relations! While this is exciting, it also means we need to make sure we're taking care of ourselves so that we're able to take care of our burgeoning communities.
I hope all of you will keep this advice from David Spinks in mind throughout the holidays:
Dear community teams,
Most of you don’t have to work on the holidays. Your communities will understand your need to take time off and your community can run smoothly without you there.
Take the time to recharge. You deserve it and your community will reap the benefits.
Before I leave you with the last of this content for 2019, let me say that I'm grateful for all of you and the fantastic content you produce on a regular basis! This newsletter wouldn't exist without all of you. I can't wait to see what we come up with together in 2020. See you back online in two weeks!