Community Chat Weekly is a newsletter about building and growing communities, featuring collected tweets, posts and thoughts from various community managers.
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As many of you know, we (relatively) recently hosted the Virtual Community Chat Summit! During the summit, we presented attendees with various polls and questions about community building.
While the breadth of answers are far from enough to create a full 'report', they do provide some interesting insight into the community industry! While the number of responses per poll varies, each received roughly 250 responses.
Hobbyist vs professional community builders
This initial question gives good framing for the audience that attended the summit, but shouldn't be surprising as we'd intentionally targeted community professionals.
Was community an intentional choice?
Perhaps a future issue of CCW should dive into the paths that community managers have taken to end up working in community. The vast majority didn't intend to work in community.
Looking for more content from the summit? Most of the talks and sessions have been uploaded to YouTube! Check them out here!
A handful of recommended readings from the past week.
Come for the Network, Pay for the Tool (12 min read)
Stripe: Building a Developer Cult (5 min read)
A handful of open community roles from our community!
Developer Advocate @ BigCommerce
Developer Advocate @ Observable
Community Manager @ Puppet