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. Read More

New Year, New Plan

Posted on Friday, Jan 13, 2017

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

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016

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

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016

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

Posted on Monday, Nov 21, 2016

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

Posted on Monday, Oct 31, 2016

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.