Jason and Mary introduce themselves and announce that they’re starting a podcast on building communities. Why? There are a lot of really awesome communities and fantastic ideas both within and outside of the tech community, but there aren’t a lot of resources for those of us who are actively building communities. (Shoutout to Jason Hibbets for suggesting our name: Community Pulse.)
In short, this podcast is for those of us who keep a pulse on our communities. Our hope is that this podcast will be an opportunity for us to learn and share aspects of community building with developer evangelists, technical community managers, community builders, and advocates alike.
DevOps Evangelist and Community Builder at VictorOps, organizer of DevOpsDays - Rockies, author of ChatOps for Dummies and O’Reilly’s ChatOps: Managing Operations from Group Chat. Jason has spent the last 3 years evangelizing for DevOps principles and concepts related to Post-mortems, ChatOps, Monitoring & Alerting, and the value of context within incident management. A frequent speaker at industry conferences and events around the country, Jason enjoys bring people together on a variety of technical and non-technical subjects.
Mary Thengvall is a connector of people at heart, both personally and professionally. She loves digging into the strategy of how to build and foster communities, and has been working with various developer communities for over 10 years. After several years of building community programs at O’Reilly Media, Chef Software, and SparkPost, she’s now consulting for companies looking to build out a Developer Relations strategy. She’s also the author of the first book on Developer Relations: The Business Value of Developer Relations (© 2018, Apress)