Issue #156 | Dec 1, 2022

Community Club Weekly is a newsletter about building and growing communities, featuring collected tweets, posts, and thoughts from various Community Managers.

💻 Developer Relations: A Beginner’s Guide

By Pam Magwaza

As community management and all its specializations evolve and grow, there's another subset of roles gaining traction: Developer Relations (DevRel).

But what exactly is DevRel — and does it require a lot of coding? Michael Tharrington, Senior Community Manager at Forem says DevRel, in its simplest form, is community management for developer communities. 

Developer communities are spaces where developers come together to network and share knowledge, resources, best practices, and career opportunities. Developer Relations involves building, nurturing, and managing these spaces.

In this blog post, we take a look at: 

🧑‍💻 What is a Developer Relations Manager?
🛠 Roles and responsibilities in Developer Relations
👥 The difference between community management and developer relations
➕ More!

An Introduction to Developer Relations
This blog post is a sneak peek of Managing Developer Communities: An Introduction to DevRel, a self-paced course by C School in collaboration with Forem. It’s just the tip of the iceberg — there’s loads more to learn!

In the course, students can expect to learn how to define developer communities, understand the DevRel ecosystem, and much more! 

⏳1-2 hours
📖 3 chapters
🧑‍🏫 Michael Tharrington and Mirella Ang de Jonge
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📚 Community Content

Community blog posts, articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week.

How to Improve the Community Member Experience

Tried and tested methodologies to improve member experience in your community. 
By Georgi Todorov

5 Tips on How to Create an Innovative Spirit and Culture

Learn how Atlassian's Head of Intelligent Automation, Mohit Rao, encourages his team to approach innovation differently.
By Mohit Rao

In Before the Lock: Our Favorite Things

Erica and Brian dig into the things that make their personal and professional lives easier.
By Brian Oblinger and Erica Kuhl

📆 Upcoming Events

Upcoming events, from the Club and its members.

Solve the Problem of Lacking Engagement — December 7 @ 3 p.m. ET

Techsgiving Summit— December 15 @ 9 a.m. ET

CultivatorCon 2023 — January 24 @ 10 a.m. ET

🐦 Community Tweets

Create many-to-many connections. 👫

🙌 Community Jobs

A few of the amazing community job opportunities we've spotted this week. View more roles and join the Talent Network

Senior Director of Community @ Polywork

Community Curator @ Snap

Senior Community Engagement Manager @ Airbnb

Director of Community @ ConsenSys

Web3 Community Manager @ 3Box Labs

Community Manager @ Watershed

Head of Community @ Sage

Head of Community @ Glo

Head of Community @ Glide

Community Engagement Manager @ Atlassian

Community Spotlight ⭐️

This week we're sending a huge shout-out to Program and Community Consultant at No Code Ops, Erin Mikail Staples.

Erin was selected by Twilio's Developer Searchlight as one of six honorees who have helped elevate developers, individually and as a whole. Congratulations on your achievement, Erin! 🥳

🧑‍🏫 Club Resource Library

Articles, podcasts, templates, and books from our community resource library. 

✍️ Getting Buy-in for Your Community Is Not a One-time Thing
By Oana Filip

✍️ Exploring the Intersection of Marketing Ops & Community Ops
By Shivani Shah

✍️ Community Operations: A Beginner’s Guide
By Tiffany Oda

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