Community Pulse

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

102 episodes of Community Pulse since the first episode, which aired on September 28th, 2015.

  • DevRel Around the World (Ep 59)

    May 28th, 2021  |  29 mins 6 secs

    It’s easy to say that Developer Relations and Community Management is not universal, but sometimes, we focus so much on what is being done in our part of the world that we can forget how things might be different in different places. In this episode, we decided to try something a little different. We reached out to folks around the world to tell their stories, to let us know what makes their experiences unique. We wanted to get a sense of what unites us in DevRel and what small or large tweaks need to made to adjust for geography and culture.

  • Online Community Platforms (Ep 58)

    April 16th, 2021  |  44 mins 48 secs

    Creating a place for your specific community to gather online is a challenge every Developer Relations or Community team is likely going to address at some point, whether it’s because your executive team is asking you to create this space or you see a need for it. In this episode of Community Pulse, we talk to two specialists in the community industry about what to keep in mind when evaluating how to create a place for your community to gather online.

  • After Pulse: DevRel Content Channels

    March 31st, 2021  |  15 mins 42 secs

    The hosts sit down to discuss what we've learned from our guests on pushing limits, finding new ways to deliver content, and how the community can benefit from the larger amount of information flowing through the DevRel ecosystem now, and moving forward.

  • DevRel Content Channels: What's hip. What's cool. What's, like, so out. (Ep 57)

    March 19th, 2021  |  34 mins 35 secs

    Developer Relations professionals are known for creating a lot of content and the platforms that are available to us seem to grow by the day. For this episode of Community Pulse, we’re diving into what platforms exist today and what types of content works best for each channel. We’re joined by two guests: Cassidy Williams and Joe Karlsson, who are known throughout the tech industry for their humorous tech-centric content. We’ll talk about how to know which channels and types of content are most effective in reaching our specific audience, and how to measure our success.

  • After Pulse: Hiring and Recruiting in the Modern Era

    March 1st, 2021  |  16 mins 18 secs

    SJ, Jason, Wesley, and PJ sit down to discuss the most recent episode.

  • Hiring and Recruiting in the Modern Era (Ep 56)

    February 26th, 2021  |  44 mins 3 secs

    As the number of engineering and developer jobs continues to grow and the skillsets diversify, DevRel has seen a wave of people being let go, followed by a sudden growth in hiring across the tech industry. Taking a look at these trends over the last year or so, we decided we would go to the experts to explain how hiring looks from the recruitment side, what people can do to improve their hiring experience, and what’s different in today’s DevRel hiring landscape. Our hosts sit down with Jill Wohlner of Underpin and Will Staney of Proactive Talent to see where things stand, and what to expect moving forward.

  • After Pulse: Internal vs External DevRel

    January 25th, 2021  |  12 mins 54 secs

    Wesley and PJ spend some time after the show to continue chatting about similarities and differences of internal and external developer relations.

  • Internal vs. External DevRel (Ep 55)

    January 15th, 2021  |  41 mins 39 secs

    While DevRel holds some universal truths, there is at times a difference between how we handle our external communities as opposed to our internal communities. While we are still bringing people together, some of the approaches and interested parties may change. How do we foster communities and communicate feedback within an organization? Is it so different from “traditional” DevRel?

  • 2020 Wrap Up (Ep 54)

    December 14th, 2020  |  42 mins 40 secs

    It's been a long year in the world of DevRel! In this episode, our hosts take a look back at 2020, discuss the trends they noticed along a wave of change driven by outside forces, and give their predictions for 2021. Have a chat with Mary, Jason, SJ, Wesley, and PJ about everything community in 2020!

  • After Pulse: Budget Rules Everything Around Me

    November 13th, 2020  |  9 mins 8 secs

    Host SJ, Wesley, and Mary discuss the big budget episode and share some anecdotes on things that have been successful and others that were a bit of a trip up.

  • Budget Rules Everything Around Me (Ep 53)

    November 12th, 2020  |  40 mins 34 secs

    As we’ve mentioned in previous episodes, budget concerns are an ever changing part of working in DevRel. Now more than ever, DevRel teams are expanding their functions and responsibilities while stretching the idea of how we do the things we do. In this episode, we sit down with Bear Douglas of Slack to talk budgets, what budget allocations mean to a DevRel and how do you calculate what you need vs what you want?

  • Events in the Pandemic - Community Pulse Live! (Ep 52)

    October 13th, 2020  |  55 mins 6 secs

    We’re almost 8 months into a global pandemic. The last time we gathered to discuss COVID-19, we were mere weeks in and scrambling to figure out how to adjust. Given how much has changed since then, it was time for another Community Pulse LIVE! Our questions include “What have we learned?” “How the pandemic has changed our perception of attending in-person conferences?” and “How does this uncertainty impact our budgets for the years to come?”. Guests Rahmona Henry (HubSpot Developer Advocate) and Floor Drees (Microsoft DevRel Program Manager) join us to discuss how they’re approaching their 2021 event strategy.

  • After Pulse: Events in the Pandemic - Community Pulse Live!

    October 13th, 2020  |  12 mins 45 secs

    All five hosts jump in to add some notes and references from our awesome live episode. See what Mary, Jason, PJ, SJ, and Wesley have to say!

  • After Pulse: DevRel at the Foundation

    September 25th, 2020  |  17 mins 57 secs

    After chatting with our guests, Wesley, SJ, and Mary are joined by PJ to talk about early stage DevRel and their views on experiences in the startup world.

  • DevRel at the Foundation (Ep 51)

    September 17th, 2020  |  48 mins

    As companies are starting to realize that Developer Relations can be a competitive advantage, we’ve been noticing more and more job descriptions for Developer Advocates or DevRel Professionals who are the first non-engineering hire at early-stage startups. But when you’re an early hire working alongside the founder and a few engineers, what does your role look like? How is it different from joining a company as employee #30, 120, or even 1432? Mary, SJ, and Wesley chat with David G Simmons, Taylor Barnett, and Aydrian Howard to talk about being DevRel number one.

  • After Pulse: Metrics, KPIs, and OKRs - Oh My!

    August 31st, 2020  |  21 mins 52 secs

    Your hosts gather together to discuss tactics, goals, and to break down everything discussed in Episode 50 with Patrick Collins and Donovan Brown!