Community Pulse

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • 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: 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!

  • Metrics, KPIs, and OKRs - Oh My! (Ep 50)

    August 13th, 2020  |  53 mins 21 secs

    In this episode we want to discuss the topic of OKRs (or Objectives and Key Results). What are OKRs, and why are they beneficial to an organization? How do they differ from Key Performance Metrics (KPIs)? What even is a North Star? To help us better understand we have invited our guests Donovan Brown and Patrick Collins.

  • Advocating for DevRel as a DevRel Professional (Ep 49)

    July 7th, 2020  |  37 mins 46 secs

    Developer Relations needs to be put into perspective for people outside the team or community. When your Developer Relations department comes under fire, how do we switch from advocating for our community to advocating for ourselves? When DevRel is new, how do you build on activities to show the importance of having a dedicated team working with the communities your organization is involved with? SJ and PJ sit down with Elizabeth Ruscitto and Jaime Lopez to discuss the ins and outs of explaining DevRel to folks on the outside.

  • A Talk about Racism, Privilege, and DevRel: Community Pulse Live - Summer Edition (Ep 48)

    June 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

    These past few weeks have brought us to what we hope will be an inflection point with regard to systemic racism in the United States. We’re now asking the question: How can we work as a community in DevRel to ensure we not only address this critical moment, but actively work toward eradicating systemic racism in our industry?

  • After Pulse: Online Community Management

    May 25th, 2020  |  18 mins 49 secs

    SJ, Jason, and PJ sit down to discuss their recent conversation with Marjorie and Wesley. What started as a simple conversation about online communities turned into an opportunity to learn from experts at a time when our entire industry seems to have been turned on its head. They then pivot into what makes something ephemeral versus what sticks with you and has a lasting impact on your career as well as those around you.

  • Online Community Management: how DevRel is going virtual due to COVID-19 (Ep 47)

    May 11th, 2020  |  45 mins 50 secs

    Connecting with our communities online is more important than ever right now. However, this isn’t something ALL DevRel teams are accustomed to. In some cases, much of the online efforts have been relegated to “community management” or support. Marjorie Anderson and Wesley Faulkner join us to talk about online communities, sharing tips, tricks, and best practices from their combined 20 years of experience.

  • After Pulse: Developer Relations and Developer Marketing

    April 27th, 2020  |  17 mins 51 secs

    Join Mary, Jason, and PJ as they reflect on their conversation with Karen and Elizabeth. They share some of their personal experiences that have shaped their opinions of marketing departments in the past and talk through the new concepts that were introduced in this episode.

  • Developer Relations and Developer Marketing: the differences, the similarities, the partnerships (Ep 46)

    April 21st, 2020  |  41 mins 30 secs

    It’s not hard to say there is a difference between Developer Relations and Developer Marketing...but where does that line sit? There is definitely overlap, but how do we identify efforts or activities that fall more into one category or the other? To help us define these roles and where those lines might be, we are joined by guests Elizabeth Kinsey and Karen White.

  • COVID-19 Retrospective - Community Pulse LIVE!

    March 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins

    This has been a surreal and historic few weeks across the globe. We recently gathered a group of DevRel professionals to talk about how COVID-19 has impacted them and their DevRel role, from what their current focuses are, how their Q2 goals have changed, whether they’re transitioning to online events (and what that will look like in the future), and more. Join us for a special live episode as we dig into the potential long term changes to our industry post COVID-19.