DevRel in the era of “Community Everywhere”

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Last week
DATE

, I had the pleasure of talking to the Dublin #DevRel Meetup, organised by my friends at

Voxgig
PERSON

– all about Developer Relations in the era of “Community Everywhere”. I covered a range of the current and emerging social platforms where we can connect with our communities, and later in the session I talked more specifically about what’s new in

Mastodon 4.2
FAC

.

What is “Community Everywhere”? Well, it’s something that

Richard Millington
PERSON

wrote about not too long ago. As I cover in the talk, not everyone believes that this is something new – but, as I’ve written about before myself, a core responsibility of a

Developer Relations
ORG

professional is to go where the developers are, and as there are a number of new platforms around at the moment, it’s an opportunity to learn, explore, and get comfortable with some different tools and ways of communicating.

A small hiccup meant that after about the

5th
ORDINAL

slide the presentation was no longer being shared into the online recording, but the full slide deck is here if you want to follow along with the talk, and I’ve also got a set of notes and links for the talk online.

Here’s the video.

The organisers also invited me to talk about the new release of

Mastodon
GPE

, version

4.2
CARDINAL

. This is the

first
ORDINAL

major version to have come out since I started helping the team, and it’s a pretty big deal as it introduces a few major features that folks have been looking for, notably opt-in search. In the

second
ORDINAL

part of my section of the meetup, I talked a bit about version

4.2
CARDINAL

, and also shared a few tools that I use regularly that give me additional features and ways to keep up with the conversations around the communities I want to connect with. The notes are again available at the same link posted above.

tl;dr (aka didn’t watch / or check the notes) – there are

a few third
CARDINAL

-party apps and tools that I use regularly to help me to stay up-to-date. In particular, I love (and choose to pay for)

Murmel
ORG

and fediview which email me

daily
DATE

summaries of links or conversations I might otherwise miss in the reverse-chronological timeline. I also use some browser extensions that add a few niceties to the experience, such as

Graze
GPE

and

Streetpass
ORG

.

Thanks to

Sinead
PERSON

and

Richard
PERSON

for having me talk at the meetup, and for continuing to support the

DevRel
GPE

community with great content

each month
DATE

– there’s also a good podcast from

Voxgig
PERSON

that you should check out.