#CMGRHangout presents: Managing a Tech Community

Engaging with developers brings an entirely new set of challenges as some of the fluff fallbacks of other community types simply don’t apply here. How do you build strong relationships within a developer community while properly taking into account any experience and localization gaps?

If you’re currently working with a tech/dev community, be sure to join us for this week’s #CMGRHangout on Friday, March 21st at 2pm EST! 

+Jonathan Brewer and +Sherrie Rohde  will be hosting the Hangout with +ben van ‘t ende +Gabe Koscky +David DeWald +Meghan Murphy +Brian Fanzo and +April Kyle Nassi as panelists. +Carrie Keenan and +Sarah Mordis will be moderating the Twitter chat using #CMGRHangout .

Discussion Questions

1. How do you remove isolating factors between members with advanced knowledge and newbies?
2. How do you remove barriers caused by localization or language differences?
3. What are the best ways/places to understand the values of your community members?
4. Do you have a community contribution program? What does it look like?
5. How does your community play a role in contributing to documentation?

RSVP & Watch the Hangout

RSVP here to let us know you’re going to watch. This will add the event to your calendar and remind you to attend! If you want to be on air, please let us know in advance by commenting here.

Let’s discuss ways you can attend:

Watch: You do NOT need to join the hangout. Just stay on the Google+ Event and you’ll see the video on YouTube. (Don’t worry, it will be there and start playing as soon as the broadcast begins.)

Talk and Be Seen: If you decide you want to talk, not just watch, click to join the hangout when we post the link here or when you see the notification. (We will only invite a few people for this event, so let us know why you would like to attend.) Do NOT click the link to join the hangout if you are just here to watch.

Chat: You can watch here and/or follow the conversation on Twitter using #cmgrhangout .

Any questions? Just let us know in advance. Please don’t wait until 2pm EST to ask questions. 

If you join us on the hangout, a wired internet connection is preferred and if you have a headset with mic or earbuds, that works best for the audio. You will also need a working webcam.

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