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: 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

    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.

  • Rediscovering In-Person Conferences (Ep 70)

    August 10th, 2022  |  41 mins 53 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Before the pandemic, we, as DevRel practitioners, focused most of our speaking efforts on in-person events. Now we have the option of speaking at in-person, virtual, and hybrid conferences. With this experience now in our rearview, let’s look ahead to rediscovering what the advantages are and what we get out of in-person events knowing what the other side looks like.

  • So Long, SJ, and Thanks for All the Quips (Ep 69)

    June 10th, 2022  |  44 mins 24 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    In this episode, we say goodbye to our dear friend SJ Morris as co-host of the Community Pulse. Like many of us, sometimes the business of life and work makes it difficult to make time for the things we enjoy or even just time to take care of ourselves. We wanted to take the opportunity to say goodbye to SJ and also to talk about what folks can do to honestly and boldly confront their own burnout in DevRel.

  • After Pulse: Moving from Execution to Strategy

    May 4th, 2022  |  17 mins 22 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Our hosts reflect on their conversation in Episode 68 with Mo and Ashley and cover key takeaways on when to make moves in leadership positions in DevRel.

  • Moving from Execution to Strategy (Ep 68)

    April 19th, 2022  |  43 mins 48 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    In the beginning, folks in DevRel had few paths outside of being an Individual Contributor. As our field has evolved, more opportunities have arisen for more strategic roles. DevRel leadership is one of the most sought after roles for many organizations in recent months. What should we look for when considering making the move to strategist versus the out front IC? What can we learn from those who have made that journey?

  • After Pulse: Grab the Mic!

    March 24th, 2022  |  16 mins 50 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    Jason and PJ recap what they learned from our guests about public speaking - from conception and development all the way to delivery.

  • Grab the Mic! Tips to get started in DevRel speaking

    March 17th, 2022  |  48 mins 1 sec
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    A big part of traditional DevRel has always been speaking in front of an audience. Whether at a virtual meetup or live at a large conference, it can be complicated to navigate coming up with an idea, building a talk, getting it accepted somewhere, and actually delivering the thing. We wanted to take a look at some of the tips, tricks, and things you need to know to be successful in finding your way to becoming a great DevRel speaker!

  • After Pulse: Your Content, Their Brand

    March 3rd, 2022  |  19 mins 46 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    PJ, Wesley, and SJ sit down to discuss what they learned from our guests on content creation and ownership, as well as setting expectations for this with the brands we work with.

  • Your Content, Their Brand (Ep 66)

    February 24th, 2022  |  35 mins 8 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    When we create content, the ideas and concepts typically come from ourselves or our community members. But when we work for a larger organization, things get complicated. Some of us create content as a part of our day-to-day role; some of us create content outside of work hours. Now that we as DevRel professionals produce even more online content to connect with our community, there’s some ambiguity about the ownership of this content.

  • DevRel: What's Your Story? - Community Pulse Live! (Ep 65)

    January 21st, 2022  |  48 mins 18 secs
    community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel

    The journey to DevRel is a winding one. We all have our own stories about how we wound up where we are — from intentional plans to happy accidents, as hosts of this podcast we’ve heard them all. One thing’s for sure, y’all’s stories are interesting, so we wanted to get together and talk about our journeys — what we have in common, funny anecdotes along the way, and what we can do to uplift the next generation of folks wanting to get started on this wild ride.