Community Pulse

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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?

  • After Pulse: Let's Chat About AI

    March 1st, 2023  |  19 mins 38 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Wes and Jason talk through some of the nuance around using AI in devrel, including how it can benefit us and areas to be cautious in.

  • Let's Chat About AI (Ep 76)

    February 24th, 2023  |  41 mins 50 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    As the world of Artificial Intelligence continues to evolve,it's increasingly evident that AI tools are rapidly changing the way we work in Developer Relations & Community Building. How do we make sure AI is used ethically and responsibly? And what impact will it have on the future of not only DevRel, but software development in general? Join us as we explore the exciting world of AI in Developer Relations on this episode of "The Community Pulse".

  • DevRelCon Advice (Ep 75)

    January 13th, 2023  |  8 mins 56 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    To kick off 2023 in style, PJ spoke with several DevRel practitioners to get their advice to fellow folks in DevRel and people new to the industry looking for more information on how to do the best they can. Ranging from practical, to witty, to inspirational, these words of wisdom should help anyone on their journey.

  • So Long, 2022 (and Hello, 2023)! (Ep 74)

    December 14th, 2022  |  35 mins 33 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    We’re somehow already at the end of 2022, which means it’s time for another end-of-year wrap-up from your Community Pulse hosts! Thanks so much to all of you who have listened (and participated!) as we’ve explored topics from content to speaking, Developer Experience, DevRel strategy, and more. Join Mary, Jason, PJ, and Wesley as we talk about some of the trends we noticed during 2022 and what we think might happen in 2023.

  • After Pulse: DevRel Beyond Developers

    November 28th, 2022  |  14 mins 47 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Jason, Mary, PJ and Wesley further the discussion on devrel communities and how we can serve our changing scope of user.

  • DevRel Beyond Developers (Ep 73)

    November 16th, 2022  |  46 mins 51 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    These days, some DevRel teams advocate for, evangelize to, and create communities for SREs, Enterprise Architects, students, or decision-makers in early-stage startups, in addition to low-code or citizen developers.

    While these people may fall outside of the traditional developer persona, many DevRel teams are looking to support these people who are using our technology for one-off solutions to their problems. We’re interested in learning more about whether this changes the scope of DevRel, and if so, how.

  • After Pulse: Developer Experience

    November 2nd, 2022  |  13 mins 38 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Mary, Wes and PJ spend time considering their conversation with Amara and Kurt and the implications for a great developer experience.

  • Where do you get started with Developer Experience? (Ep 72)

    October 26th, 2022  |  42 mins 46 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Developer Experience (DX) has been a buzzword for the past few years and it’s only growing in popularity. But what is it exactly, and how is it different from Developer Relations or Developer Advocacy? Also, when we say “Developer Experience” is everyone actually referring to the same topic? Or are there multiple approaches?

  • After Pulse: DevRel Survey 2022

    October 7th, 2022  |  15 mins 41 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Our hosts continue to reflect on the results of this year's DevRel survey and provide further insights into the data and the industry.

  • DevRel Survey 2022 (Ep 71)

    September 30th, 2022  |  36 mins 28 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    By the varied nature of everything that falls under the umbrella of Developer Relations, it can be difficult to get down to the trends and movements of everything we do. Add to that the bespoke nature of many DevRel programs, and we really need to work to discover what’s happening in the world we live and work in. Fortunately, a survey was done, and in this episode we will discover some of the results and find out a bit of the why we do what we do when we say we do DevRel.

  • After Pulse: Rediscovering In-Person Conferences

    August 24th, 2022  |  16 mins 29 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Our hosts reflect on their conversation in Episode 70 with Kerri and Jeff and cover key takeaways on in-person conferences and their role in DevRel.