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

Video Content 101

Posted on Monday, Jun 10, 2019
We live in a world where you need to do something different in order to stick out from your competition. Written content abounds and podcasts are now a dime a dozen, but video content seems to be something of a frontier still (tho growing quickly!). Dan Thomas joins us this month to talk about how to create stellar video content and build a following through vlogging. Read More

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

Posted on Saturday, Mar 10, 2018

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

Posted on Friday, Feb 9, 2018

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

Posted on Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

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

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

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.