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, and PJ Hagerty interview experts in the field of Developer Relations and Community Leadership on a broad range of topics related to building community.

Jason Hand

Jason Hand

Mary Thengvall

Mary Thengvall

PJ Hagerty

PJ Hagerty

Latest Episode

Mary, Jason, and PJ sync up after Episode 33 to discuss event management, creating new events, and where event organization fits into community management as a whole.

Lessons Learned from Organizing Tech Events

Posted on Monday, Mar 11, 2019

In this episode, our hosts are joined by Aaron Aldrich and Quintessence Anx, both of whom are Developer Advocates who also have experience organizing community events. Together, they discuss the challenges, lessons learned, and tips for organizing events for a technical audience.

After Pulse: Big Company, Little Company

Posted on Monday, Feb 4, 2019

Jason & PJ sync up after our latest episode to chat about their personal experiences with DevRel at big companies versus smaller companies. From delays due to colleagues based around the world to the simple pleasure of a large team to kick ideas around with, as always there are pros and cons to every scenario.

In this episode, our hosts discuss the similarities and differences of working in Developer Relations in large organizations as compared to small ones. Joining us in the conversation are Nathen Harvey (Google), Maureen McElaney (IBM), and Matt Asay (Adobe).

2018 Wrap-up

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

Mary, PJ, and Jason gather to chat about 2018: the rewards as well as the struggles. Per usual, there are tangents galore from the hosts you’ve come to love along with observations about how DevRel has come and what we might see in the future.

Twitter: Friend or Foe?

Posted on Friday, Nov 30, 2018

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn…these are all major parts of what we use everyday to stay in touch with the communities we are involved in, personally and professionally. What happens though when those lines blur? When something you say from your personal life gets picked up by people involved in your professional life? Is it all worthwhile?