Community Pulse

About the show

Community Pulse is the spot for Developer Relations and Community professionals who are looking for information on building technical communities. Community Builders and DevRel veterans Jason Hand, Mary Thengvall, PJ Hagerty, and Wesley Faulkner interview experts in the field of Developer Relations and Community Leadership on a broad range of topics related to building community.

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Episodes

  • After Pulse: Mentoring

    February 23rd, 2024  |  16 mins 48 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Wesley, PJ, and Jason wrap up their conversation about mentoring as well as being a mentee.

  • Mentoring: Leading the Future (Ep 86)

    February 16th, 2024  |  41 mins 16 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Part of the road to being better at Developer Relations is applying what we’ve learned and passing that knowledge on to others. Whether you are a direct mentor or leading a team of folks new to DevRel, it’s important to take stock of what we are doing and how we can best serve the people we know with the knowledge we have.

  • 2023 Year in Review (Ep 85)

    December 22nd, 2023  |  40 mins 35 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Our Community Pulse hosts take a look back at 2023.

  • After Pulse: 2023 Compensation & Culture Survey

    November 30th, 2023  |  19 mins 29 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Mary, PJ, and Jason wrap up their conversation of the Common Room survey and what it might mean for the industry moving forward.

  • 2023 DevRel Compensation & Culture Survey (Ep 84)

    November 22nd, 2023  |  46 mins 38 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    As the industry continues to change, keeping a pulse on it becomes even more difficult. Luckily, the team over at Common Room partnered with a number of DevRel professionals (some of whom are on this call!) to create a survey focused on DevRel compensation as well as roles and responsibilities, business impact, success metrics, and personal wellbeing. In this episode, we’ll talk about the results of the survey and learn what we can do to push the industry forward.

  • Thoughts from DevRelCon (Ep 83)

    October 20th, 2023  |  23 mins 50 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Join Wesley and PJ at DevRelCon. Both keynote speakers at this year's event, they had the chance to connect with some fantastic attendees. Here is a conversation straight from Wesley, PJ, and other attendees at DevRelCon.

  • After Pulse: DevRel Hot Takes

    September 8th, 2023  |  17 mins 59 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Are you ready for even more hot takes, strong opinions, fun and a little bit of snark? Join Wesley, Jason, and PJ as they continue the discussion. You won't want to miss it!

  • DevRel Hot Takes (Ep 82)

    September 7th, 2023  |  51 mins 32 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    We all know there is no end to the various perceptions around what it is we do and who we are. It’s something that makes defining Developer Relations difficult and makes it difficult to describe to others. So what are some of the touch points and touchier topics when it comes to DevRel?

  • After Pulse: Defining Your Role Before Someone Else Does

    August 18th, 2023  |  17 mins 37 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Don't miss our hosts as they delve back into their takeaways from their conversation with Angie and Evan about the importance of clarifying and concentrating on your role.

  • Defining Your Role Before Someone Else Does (Ep 81)

    August 10th, 2023  |  39 mins 22 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    As we learned in Ep79, “How We Broke DevRel as an Industry”, sometimes the people in charge may not know how to set you up for success. The tasks you’re expected to do can take you away from your core focus. In today’s episode, we’ll talk through how to define your role and defend your team against that very real possibility of being tasked with items that don’t belong within your purview.

  • After Pulse: Who are the Ops Behind the DevRel Curtain?

    July 12th, 2023  |  14 mins 14 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Tune in to PJ and Mary as they revisit their insightful discussion with Danielle and David on the subject of devops.

  • Who are the Ops Behind the DevRel Curtain? (Ep 80)

    June 23rd, 2023  |  47 mins 5 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Many see DevRel practitioners as up front, in the spotlight, on stage, or at least with their name on lots of content. What if we told you there were people behind the scenes making community operations their priority? What does that look like, and who are the people making the lives of DevRel folks easier? That’s the topic of today’s Community Pulse episode.

  • How We Broke DevRel as an Industry (Ep 79)

    June 9th, 2023  |  33 mins 5 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Over the course of its history, DevRel has changed and evolved, both in the day-to-day responsibilities but also in the identify of what DevRel is.

    External influences as well as internal influences have changed the definitions, expectations, and roles within DevRel, for better and for worse. in this episode, we’ll talk about, what’s working, what’s not working, and how we can move forward to a future where DevRel makes sense.

  • Change is Good? (Ep 78)

    May 9th, 2023  |  49 mins 36 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    There have been many hot takes and subtweets about the positive and negative connotations of having a robust list of companies on one’s DevRel resume. Is it a sign of success or a signal that things are more fluid than outsiders might assume? Let’s touch down on a touchy topic - DevRel Job Hopping!

  • After Pulse: Suddenly Unemployed

    March 31st, 2023  |  15 mins 24 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Listen in as PJ and Wesley process their conversation with Erin, PJ Metz, and Jared and the changes in the tech employment landscape over the last few months.

  • Suddenly Unemployed (Ep 77)

    March 20th, 2023  |  47 mins 13 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    We’ve seen a lot of strange habits when it comes to hiring DevRel folks over the past few years. But recently, a surprising phenomenon has occurred: a large-scale layoff or re-org leading to many folks in DevRel being suddenly unemployed. What are the knock-on effects we can expect from this? What are folks impacted by this doing as next steps?