community

So you’re starting a new DevRel Job
So you’re starting a new DevRel Job
Reading time: 9 minutes

It’s not uncommon to start a new Developer Relations or Community job at a company and either be their first hire, or you’re coming in after someone else (or a group) has left, or you’re coming in to take over the team (or any variety of these and others not mentioned). Usually during your initial …

Broaden your Community and Developer Relations reach through collaboration
Broaden your Community and Developer Relations reach through collaboration
Reading time: 4 minutes

Community is hard. It just is. There. I said it. That’s the blog post. 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 …

The challenge of preparing to give someone else's talk
The challenge of preparing to give someone else's talk
Reading time: 6 minutes

If a comedy improv troupe was running conference talks for a company, I imagine them setting this up a bit like this. Also, before we start, this happened to me recently - the names and situation have been changed to protect, well, everyone. Scenario: You’ve been saddled with giving a talk at …

DevRel is like coffee.. and other profundities.
DevRel is like coffee.. and other profundities.
Reading time: 20 minutes

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. My wife and I, circa 2010. Over the next two years we rebuilt the shop from an exclusive, failing shop to a vibrant, inclusive, growing shop. We …

On Open Source and Building Communities
On Open Source and Building Communities
Reading time: 14 minutes

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 …

Developer Communities and Why Your Company Should Care
Developer Communities and Why Your Company Should Care
Reading time: 5 minutes

Odds are good that your company currently markets itself in one fashion or another, from Social Media to E-Mail Campaigns to online ads, traditional forms of advertising from radio, to TV and print. Those outlets likely provide you with some substantive returns on your advertising dollars, however …