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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  • Burnout - Part Two (Ep 11)

    December 7th, 2016  |  47 mins 2 secs

    Recognizing and Preventing Burnout

  • Burnout - Part One (Ep 10)

    November 21st, 2016  |  25 mins 43 secs

    What Is Burnout and Why Do We Suffer From It?

  • Balancing Your Public and Private Lives (Ep 9)

    October 31st, 2016  |  45 mins 40 secs

    In this Halloween-ish episode of Community Pulse, PJ and Mary talk to Coraline Ada Ehmke and Ed Finkler. We explore the the two sides of the same coin that are the life of technical advocates.

  • Introducing PJ (Ep 8)

    July 27th, 2016  |  25 mins 59 secs

    The one where we introduce , the new guy. Jason and Mary talk about why they’ve decided to add a third person, as well as their plan for the next few episodes and their hopes for the podcast going forward.

  • Making The Jump From One To Many (Ep 07)

    May 20th, 2016  |  1 hr 15 mins

    In this episode of Community Pulse we were joined by Nathen Harvey (VP of Community Development, Chef) and Phil Leggetter (Head of Developer Relations, Nexmo) to talk about learning to scale a community role.

  • #DevRelsFTW (Ep 6)

    April 11th, 2016  |  53 mins 1 sec

    Jason Yee, PJ Hagerty, and Carina C. Zona join Jason and Mary to talk through some of the prevalent struggles in community management: what our roles actually entail (and how to communicate that to the rest of the company), how we define ourselves, how to protect our roles, what we need in order to survive the day in and day out of this job that we love, and if a company decides to let their community department go, how (and when) to do that.

  • The Community for Community Professionals (Ep 5)

    January 30th, 2016  |  34 mins 9 secs

    CMX is the community for community professionals. We talk to Carrie Jones and David Spinks about the future of community professionals.

  • Metrics: Arch Nemesis Of The Community Builder (Ep 04)

    December 18th, 2015  |  48 mins 50 secs

    Metrics tend to be the community builder’s arch nemesis. In this episode, Jason and Mary sit down with community folks from Keen and Bitergia.

  • Andrew Hyde: Pursue Your Passions (Ep 3)

    September 30th, 2015  |  45 mins 11 secs

    Community builder and organizer Andrew Hyde talks about how to pursue your passions in this episode of Community Pulse.

  • Jono Bacon: Father of Community (Ep 2)

    September 29th, 2015  |  40 mins 22 secs

    Jason and Mary talk to Jono Bacon about the difference between ‘read’ and ‘write’ communities. We also cover how difficult (and important!) it is for us to define our role, how to deal with our harshest critics, and more.

  • Meet the Hosts (Ep 1)

    September 28th, 2015  |  17 mins 23 secs

    Get to know the hosts of the new Community Pulse podcast: Jason Hand and Mary Thengvall.