Broaden your Community and Developer Relations reach through collaboration

Broaden your Community and Developer Relations reach through collaboration

Community is hard. It just is. There. I said it. Seriously though, building developer communities is hard work. It's long hours of looking at stats, metrics, and worrying about if what you're building is sustainable or, heck, interesting enough. It's putting yourself out there in every interaction, from social media to blog posts to community threads and answers to meetup and conference talks.With all of the hard work that building communities is, why would you ever make it that much harder on yourself by building your community in a bubble?

The challenge of preparing to give someone else's talk

The challenge of preparing to give someone else's talk

Preparing a talk to give anywhere is a daunting experience, but giving someone else's talk takes that to a whole new level. Following these steps will not magically make it a great talk, but they will help you prepare - and maybe, just maybe, the talk will become one that you begin to give because it's become your own. This helps not only you, but also helps your company with more people spreading the message.

My long, winding road to DevRel.

My long, winding road to DevRel.

I've spent the last roughly 25 years in IT, with the last 12 or so being a part of technical communities and Developer Relations (DevRel). For those who are new to the term, DevRel is literally about building relationships with the developer community. This is my journey to my chosen career.

DevRel is like coffee.. and other profundities.

DevRel is like coffee.. and other profundities.

So the year is 2008. My wife and I have 3 kids, 2 full-time jobs, and we’ve just bought a coffee shop. No one ever said I was the smartest pea in the pod. Follow along as we discuss DevRel, coffee, and how they both go together.

On Open Source and Building Communities

On Open Source and Building Communities

Open source is where true innovation happens. There. I’ve said it. The free exchange of ideas, the creative juices that comes from open source and open source communities is unparalleled in proprietary businesses and software. So now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about what open source is and the advantages it can bring you and/or your business, and then we'll talk about the core pieces of building communities.

Developer Communities and Why Your Company Should Care

Developer Communities and Why Your Company Should Care

If you’re a company offering a service or product for businesses or consumers to use, you are likely to be dealing with developers. There is no better way to work with these developers than through developer communities.