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About Common Room

We gave it away in the title, but now we get to add a little more pizzazz: Common Room is the intelligent community growth platform that makes it easy for organizations and their DevRel teams to get closer to their communities.

We unify community engagement, product usage, and customer data into a single place, and use intelligence to surface actionable insights. With Common Room, DevRel teams quickly understand what’s happening in their communities β€” across GitHub, StackOverflow, Meetup, Slack, Discord, Reddit, Twitter, Dev.to and more β€” so they can monitor community health, find product champions, source and amplify content, and build internal advocacy all with the goal of shaping and shipping better products and experiences for their communities (many of which you’re likely a part of now or will be in the future!).

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Why we support CodeLand

Our whole company vision centers on a fundamental tenet: The belief that building community is not only important, but imperative, to building successful organizations that actually ship products and experiences community members, customers, contributors, creators, and champions love.

So we’re beyond glad to support CodeLand and the coders, builders, developers, dreamers, students, teachers, engineers, and community members and leaders it brings together. Connecting communities, co-building roadmaps, elevating ideation around products and features, exchanging knowledgeβ€”it’s all integral to creating and sustaining thriving communities and the companies that build great products with and for them.


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❀️ swag? Same. Sign up for our raffle and 3 winners will walk away with some fresh socks, a $25 Kiva gift card to support communities beyond these digital walls, and a Common Room sweatshirt and water bottle.


What you should know about what’s happening at Common Room

  • Our blog covers cool stuff: From addressing the 5 key challenges web3 community builders face to sharing our roadmap vision for the rest of this year, we cover a lot and we’d love for you to see it. Read the blog and RSS it if you like that kind of thing.
  • We love to make our release notes special: Our releases are based on fun conversations and learnings from our community and customers, and we like to make sure our release notes reflect that. Subscribe to our release notes for a guaranteed good read.
  • There’s an API for that: We heart devs and APIs. Learn more about Common Room for developers.

The community-based Job Board

  • Jobs around the community: We host the Uncommon community job board and feature DevRel and DA job listings from amazing companies like Calyptia, Observable, Skyflow, and Tigris Data. See all the community job board listings.

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πŸ‘‹ Say hey to Common Room and all the Roomies

At-us on Twitter, find us on Linkedin, learn more about our Uncommon community and its monthly newsletter and educational events, come say hey in our Uncommon community Slack, or drop a sweet comment below and we’ll be there.


We’d love to know from you:

  • What’s the most impactful community you’re a part of, and why?
  • What’s one thing you’d love to learn in the next year when it comes to coding, dev careers, or developer relations? (We might just have a perfect connection for you!)
  • Are there any companies you particularly admire today, and why?
  • Anything else! The above are just some prompts to start the juices flowing.

We can’t wait to build with all of you πŸŽ‰


We'd love to stay in touch with you after CodeLand concludes! If you'd like to get occasional communications from us, you can share your contact info with us using this form. We promise we won't overdo it and you can unsubscribe anytime.

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Robert McAbee

This is a really cool product! As for the questions:

  1. I'm part of the 100devs community on discord and twitter and it's been great. Every day I get to see people building cool projects, and I've been able to answer a lot of people's js questions, which is so rewarding.
  2. My learning focus right now is on SQL, but in the future I'd also love to dig deeper into testing.
  3. Probably Vercel. Really cool tools, and they make their cutting edge tech super user-friendly.
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Hedan Zeng

Amazing! Thank you for sharing about your experiences with community, Robert πŸŽ‰

Congrats on all the impact you've had on others in the 100devs community. The fulfillment people get from answering people's questions and helping others is one of my favorite aspects of community πŸ™

And +1 on Vercel--I'm especially impressed with how collaborative and diverse their community is 🌎

If you're interested to learn more about Common Room, feel free to check out our Uncommon community, where community / developer advocacy leaders get together and share best practices on building community ❀️

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Sarah Bartley

The most impactful community I'm a part of is CodeNewbie. CodeNewbie is awesome because the support they provide to new developers with the podcast to the CodeNewbie challenges. It is a great positive place where new developers can connect and help each other. I also love how CodeNewbie is always looking for new ways to support devs any way they can.

I'd like to learn more about developer relations. I've seen a lot things related to developer relations online this year so next year I'd like to take some time to explore that a bit more.

I admire a lot of of the companies and organizations that are out there helping girls and women learn how to code. I especially admire Girls Who Code and specifically their mission because this is an organization I wished was around when I was younger since that would have helped me discover coding sooner. A company I also admire Skillcrush because they believe tech is for everyone and this belief is felt in everything they have done from the courses they created to the blog posts they have written.

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Jaclyn Iulianetti

I love Girls Who Code! It's such an amazing organization.

Developer Relations is a really exciting space 😊 We hosted a bookclub with Mary Thengvall about her book "The Business Value of Developer Relations," where she talks about some key topics from her book, like the value of developer communities and her "DevRel Mantra." If you want to check it out, you can watch it here: commonroom.io/blog/uncommon-book-c...

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Kyle Pitocchelli • Edited on

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Sounds like CodeNewbie has delivered tremendous value to you! I love to see this!
During my time at Webflow, our team worked directly with Girls Who Code to develop a summer immersion program that I believe is currently underway now! What a rewarding experience and amazing organization! πŸ™‚

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Anya Brun

I’ve just started volunteering with Code the Dream and I love that they focus on helping individuals from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds get into the tech industry. In addition to practicing my fullstack development chops with Rails and Ruby, I want to go more in-depth with SQL and learn more backend tech like Node.js and Express. I’m also learning Python, too lol. So many interesting things! Thank you for sponsoring this awesome event 😊

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Hedan Zeng

That is awesome πŸŽ‰ Thank you for helping build a strong community with Code the Dream and helping so many others with fulfilling their goals within the tech industry! It's great to see that you're contributing and getting a ton of value from this community ❀️

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Anya Brun

Thank you, that’s so kind 😊

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Nina Lilley

Code the Dream is an amazing organization - super cool that you're involved! Thank you for stopping by 😊

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π•π•¦π•π•šπ•’ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» • Edited on

Most impactful community is the tech community on Twitter in general. In the next few years I want to call myself an Accessibility and React Frontend Developer, who talks and share advice on how to make websites and application accessible for everyone.

Because of this, I admire Microsoft a lot, because their accessibility engagement is just so amazing. I also admire dev.to and CodeNewbie because they do a lot for the tech community and especially beginners and selftaught developers, without them, I would not be were I am today.

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Jaclyn Iulianetti

Thank you for sharing, Julia! The tech community's openness and knowledge sharing has always been one of my favorite things about the industry 😊

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TJ Phan

One thing I would love to learn in the next year is to have the confidence of creating a full stack app from conception to deployment. I know I am capable, after marrying to Stack Overflow, Googling, Youtubing, and deep diving documentations, but I'd love to have that automation where I can just whip up a protoype and keep building on it with ferocity and focus.

One company that I admire is Pixar. It's an environment about creating powerful storytelling and powerful narratives is what changes the world so I strive to embed that element in my coding craftsmanship and journey.

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Kyle Pitocchelli

I love Pixar! At the cutting edge of tech and storytelling! ❀️

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TJ Phan

Right? Marrying the most fundamental nature of human evolution with science and innovation: this is how it's done. 😍

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Nina Lilley

+1 such a HUGE Pixar fan 😍!!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hello, hello! Thanks for joining us as a sponsor!

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Hedan Zeng

Our pleasure! Thank you for having us πŸŽ‰

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SpicyC

Definitely visiting your site.... I think I can use this for an upcoming Community Project with our students. Thank You!

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Nina Lilley

Thank you, we'd love to have you test us out! If you have any questions or need assistance, join our Uncommon slack community (uncommon-community.slack.com/join/...) - the team will be there to help support your project!

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Alejandro Ramirez Jr.

Most imptactful community I am a part of is #100Devs! The amount of support there is incredible.

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Hedan Zeng

Love this! #100Devs seems to offer a ton of resources for their community members (or to use #100Devs lingo, folx). What are some of your favorite resources there?

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Dung Dang

The thing I love to learn in up coming year will be about blockchain and web3 development, there seem so much potential on this field.

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Kyle Pitocchelli

Amazing! I took a course with Wharton on Crypto and Blockchain. It was super informative. Not the cheapest course but incredibly valuable! Here's the link if you want to check it out: blockchain.wharton.upenn.edu/

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Hedan Zeng

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Blockchain and web3 development is in such an exciting place right now! One thing which I'm especially impressed by is how many of these companies have taken a community-native approach to their growth.

In case it's helpful, Common Room has a blog post which includes some of our learnings from our partnerships with communities in the web3 space: commonroom.io/blog/web3-community-...

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Agung Sidharta So

I'd actually love to learn how to be developer relations.

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Jaclyn Iulianetti

Amazing! If you want to connect with DevRel leaders, the Uncommon community Slack is a great place to meet folks in this space: commonroom.io/join-slack/

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Peter

Thank you for supporting the community!

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Jaclyn Iulianetti

We're happy to be here! πŸŽ‰

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Madelene Campos

Being a Python dev, PyLadies has been an impactful community. I started and organized a Miami chapter, which has now been absorbed into one "South Florida PyLadies" group, due to the fact that I was co-hosting the Meetups with PyLadies SWFL. Highly recommend getting involved with this international community!

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Jaclyn Iulianetti

That is amazing! Thank you for giving back to a community that has been so impactful for you and expanding it so others can benefit. Community leaders like you make all the difference ❀️

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Madelene Campos

Thank you for this. You made my day, here!

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Dee {he | they}

The most impactful community that I've been apart of so far is 100Devs and CodeNewbie.

What I would love to learn within the next year is how to build within Web3, make Discord bots and automation tools.

A company that I admire is Signal because I love how they enhance the protection of communications for activists around the world.

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Hedan Zeng

Love to see so many 100Devs community members here, and thrilled that the CodeNewbie community (and event) are driving so much impact for you, Dee! πŸŽ‰

+1 on the excitement around learning and building within Web3. Common Room partners with many Web3 communities. It's been fun with work through some of the challenges and considerations unique to the Web3 space--especially around the idea of protecting users' anonymity or pseudonymity, while balancing the community needs around fostering healthy discussions. In case you're curious to learn more, feel free to check out our blog post here: commonroom.io/blog/web3-community-...

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Dee {he | they}

Thank you Hedan for sharing this resource.

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Ayu Adiati
  1. Virtual Coffee; Virtual Coffee is a safe, supportive and welcoming community for developers at all levels. I have grown so much, beyond what I imagined, since I joined them ❀
  2. Community-building & content creation β€” technical writing in particular! I start to lurk in the DevRel field since I'm active in several communities (including CodeNewbie!) and do tech blogging.
  3. I don't have a particular company. But I admire companies that focus on people-first and value inclusivity.
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Hedan Zeng

Thank you for dropping by, Ayu! I love how open and inclusive Virtual Coffee is as a community, and it's so great to hear they've had such an impact on your growth 🌱

Content creators for technical writing are the unsung heroes in so many communities. Thanks for all your contributions to these different communities πŸ‘