Community Pulse is the spot for community managers and developer evangelists who are looking for information on community building. Community Builders Jason Hand, Mary Thengvall, and PJ Hagerty interview experts in the field of Community Leadership and Management on a broad range of topics related to building community.

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Funemployment & Downtime (Ep 26)

What happens when you step out of the office and take a break for a while? Whether vacation or funemployment, downtime is important. But how do we do this while continuing to be part of our communities? Jason & PJ chat about these topics & more.


After Pulse: Team Dynamics (Ep 25ap)

PJ, Jason, and Mary sync up after Episode 25: Team Dynamics to talk about which teams DevRel does (and doesn’t) fit into, why it’s so important to communicate across teams, and the most important skill: flexibility.


Team Dynamics -- Your Team, Other Teams, and the Company 'Team' (Ep 25)

We sit down with J. Paul Reed and Greg Bulmash to chat about team dynamics, working between departments, and setting boundaries for your DevRel team.


After Pulse: Imposter Syndrome (Ep 24ap)

PJ, Jason, and Mary sync up after the podcast recording with Kelsey Hightower (Episode 24: Imposter Syndrome) to recap the episode and share a few more thoughts about imposter syndrome in the DevRel industry.


Imposter Syndrome (Ep 24)

PJ, Jason, and Mary joined up with Kelsey Hightower from Google Cloud Platform to chat about imposter syndrome: What is imposter syndrome? Is it actually a thing? How can we overcome imposter syndrome in ourselves? How can we prevent imposter syndrome in others?


How to Submit the Best CFP of Your Life (And What to Do When It Gets Accepted) (Ep 23)

Conference season is fast approaching, but we all know that the true preparation starts months before. In this episode of Community Pulse, Mary, PJ, and Jason sit down with Open Source Consultant and author VM (Vicky) Brasseur to chat about how to craft the best CFPs, navigating the land of limbo, and how to prepare the best talk once you’ve gotten your acceptance notice.


Hiring a DevRel Team: The Who, How, What, and When (Ep 22)

PJ and Jason sit down with Matt Broberg, VP of Community at Sensu and Jill Jubinski, ‎Senior Manager of Tech Recruiting at ‎Fastly to talk about hiring a Developer Relations team. From how to find the mythical creatures that form the right team to who your first hire should be, you’ll learn about the who, how, what, and when of pulling together a Developer Relations team from scratch.


Breaking Into DevRel (Ep 21)

How do you know what to expect when you transition into Community & DevRel? This month, PJ and Mary chat with Emily Freeman and Chloe Condon about their experience and what they wish they had known.


Meetups (Ep 20)

Mary, Jason, and PJ get together to kick off 2018 with a chat about meetups! What makes a great meetup? Are branded meetups valuable? Let’s find out.