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: Audience Segmentation

Posted on Monday, Oct 28, 2019
Mary and PJ recap their conversation with SJ and Jesse, diving further into where personas fit into a DevRel strategy as well as how to acknowledge when the data you’re finding doesn’t reflect the ideas represented in your strategy. Read More

Imposter Syndrome

Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018

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?

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.