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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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 ahead when all of the CFPs open. 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 before you find out whether your talk has been accepted, and how to prepare the best talk once you’ve gotten your acceptance notice. Buckle up and get your notebook ready – this is an episode full of tips and tricks and good advice from an expert.


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.


2017 in Review (Ep 19)

Jason, Mary, and PJ do an end of year wrap-up on the highs, lows, and day-to-day of 2017. We talk about the tough parts of being in DevRel, the importance of diversity, and other topics we’ve seen this year.


Justin Reese at Uptime Conf (Ep 18)

Episode 18 finds Jason and PJ in Pittsburgh at Uptime Conf! We took the opportunity to sit down with Community Organizer and Pittsburgh Advocate, Justin Reese.


The Importance of Interaction (Ep 17)

In this episode, Mary, Jason, and PJ sit down with the illustrious Anil Dash of Fog Creek Software to discuss interactions with people, why DevRel is so important yet misunderstood, and Anil’s cool new project, Glitch.


DevOpsDays and Beyond (Ep 16)

After all 3 hosts being in the same physical place at the same time, Mary, Jason, and PJ come together to recap DevOpsDays, talk about different communities, and chat about all the things we’re thinking.


Ignite'ing Your Community (Ep 15)

Jason and Mary chat with some of the top people behind Ignite Talks about building communities, drawing people together, and how to know when your plans need to pivot.


Let's Start at the Very Beginning (Ep 14)

Jason, Mary, and PJ talk to Kim Bannerman & Eamon Leonard about how to start a community. We also explore who makes up a community, what separates leaders from participants, and more.