Crisis = Opportunity: Lessons in Jumpstarting a Developer Community

Presenter: Mary Thengvall

11:20 am - 11:45 am

lessons learned, developer community


You never know what tomorrow may bring your way. As the Boy Scouts say… always be prepared! After 10+ years of working with developer communities, I've learned you can always turn a crisis into an opportunity. Whether it's an unhappy community member, a failed plan, or an unexpected announcement from a competitor, with a bit of patience and hard work, you can not only survive, but thrive.

In this talk I’ll share how I’ve run into these “crises” at various companies and how you can turn these challenges into opportunities by being transparent, listening to your community, and cultivating flexibility in your teams.