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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All Episodes

New Year, New Plan (Ep 13)

Mary, Jason, and PJ talk to Ken Mugrage and Matthew Broberg about how to plan for a new year. We work through what a retrospective is (and why it might be useful), as well as how to prioritize & measure your work.

Same Job, New City (Ep 12)

Mary and PJ get together with Jason Yee (at an airport), Davey Shafik (just home from a trip), and David Blank-Edelman (in a hotel room) to talk travel tips, packing ideas, and what you can’t live without on a plane.

Burnout - Part Two (Ep 11)

Jessica Fish and John Willis return more discussions around burnout. This time, Jason, Mary, and PJ talk to them about recognizing burnout in both yourself and others, and how to deal with it.

Burnout - Part One (Ep 10)

Hosts Jason Hand, Mary Thengvall, and PJ Hagerty talk to guests Jessica Fish and John Willis about the very real problem of burnout in the DevRel community. In this two part series, we discuss why it’s an issue, how to recognize it, and how to prevent it.

Balancing Public & Private Lives (Ep 09)

In this Halloween-ish episode of Community Pulse, PJ and Mary talk to Coraline Ada Ehmke and Ed Finkler. We explore the the two sides of the same coin that are the life of technical advocates.

Introducing PJ (Ep 08)

The one where we introduce PJ Hagerty, the new guy. Jason and Mary talk about why they’ve decided to add a third person, as well as their plan for the next few episodes and their hopes for the podcast going forward.

Making a Jump From One to Many (Ep 07)

In this episode of Community Pulse we were joined by Nathen Harvey (VP of Community Development, Chef) and Phil Leggetter (Head of Developer Relations, Nexmo) to talk about learning to scale a community role.

#DevRelsFTW (Ep 06)

Jason Yee, PJ Hagerty, and Carina C. Zona join us to talk through some of the prevalent struggles in community management. Trust us – you’ll simply want to listen.

The Community for Community Professionals (Ep 05)

CMX is the community for community professionals. We talk to David Spinks and Carrie Jones about the future of community professionals.