Sarah-Jane Morris

For the past 15 years, Sarah-Jane Morris has been growing and nurturing developer communities at various stages of growth; at startups like Context IO and Keen IO, at high growth companies like Shopify, and at corporations like Intel. Her audacious vision to make every developer community diverse, welcoming and sustainable inspired her to launch Listen Community Consulting in 2019.
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How to Encourage Developer Community Collaboration from Day One

Posted by Sarah-Jane Morris on May 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

4 minute read

In this fourth and final post in our series about encouraging developer community collaboration, we’ll take a look at how some established and newer developer communities including Slack, Shopify, Atlassian and Stoplight fostered collaboration from the earliest stages of their developer community.

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Topics: Community, Developer Relations

How Dev Spaces Should Fit Into Your Developer Community Mix

Posted by Sarah-Jane Morris on May 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM

4 minute read

Managing your own developer community spaces is enough of a challenge, so how do some of the most successful platform companies approach developer magnets like Stack Overflow and Reddit, and how do they decide whether or not to join in or let developers collaborate on their own in these spaces?

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Topics: Community, Developer Relations

When to Join Developer Community Conversations and When to Lay Low

Posted by Sarah-Jane Morris on Apr 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

5 minute read

In the last post in this series, we illustrated some of the beneficial outcomes of a collaborative developer community. But how, and when, as a devrel or representative of your company, should you step aside, join in, or stoke the community fire? Our friends at Slack, Shopify, Stoplight and Atlassian have some answers.

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Topics: Developer Relations

How Collaboration Can Strengthen Your Developer Community

Posted by Sarah-Jane Morris on Apr 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

6 minute read

 

Strong communities consist of supportive members that seek to help, uplift, and see their fellow community members succeed not only as individuals, but also for the collective health of the community.

Sounds pretty great, right? It is!

But what does this kind of community strength look like when it comes to developer and platform communities? Don’t developers just want to build?

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Topics: Developer Relations

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