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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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.


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.