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

After Pulse: Under the Influencer

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Mary and PJ recap the conversation they had with Marshall Kirkpatrick and Rachel Happe in Episode 35 and continue to chat about the difference between popularity and influence. As DevRel professionals continue to gain influence in various fields, it’s important that we have conversations around the expectations for those influencers: Should they be held to a higher standard? Is it fair to do so? We also talk about how to elevate other folks who may be new to the industry or have a smaller platform but have good insights to share. Read More

The Importance of Interaction

Posted on Monday, Jun 12, 2017

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.

DevOpsDays and Beyond

Posted on Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

After all 3 hosts being in the same physical place at the same time, Mary, Jason, and PJ come together to recap DevOpsDays, talk about different communities, and chat about all the things we’re thinking.

Ignite'ing Your Community

Posted on Monday, Mar 20, 2017

Jason and Mary chat with some of the top people behind Ignite Talks about building communities, drawing people together, and how to know when your plans need to pivot.

Let's Start at the Very Beginning

Posted on Monday, Feb 13, 2017

Jason, Mary, and PJ talk to Kim Bannerman & Eamon Leonard about how to start a community. We also explore who makes up a community, what separates leaders from participants, and 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.