In this episode we meet Samantha Postman, a multi-learned, multi-career, multi-creator who believes that many neurodiverse people might benefit from thinking of themselves as polymaths. Samantha told me that she lets her community lead her and about the power of taking on topics that others don't or won't.
My grandma told me a story about an early winter afternoon during the Depression in her small Ontario village. A drifter had come into town, and been asking for food to eat. Times were tough, no one would share. So he let it be known that he'd be making a big pot of delicious stone … Continue reading 3 ingredients you need to use the “stone soup” approach to creating relevant value with your community (with examples)
The growth of online learning opportunities over the last 10 years has been nothing short of amazing. Through sites like Coursera, EdX, and even Youtube you can find affordable (if not free), high quality educational resources on a mind boggling array of subjects. What's in much shorter supply for a lot of people is the … Continue reading Three elements of a successful cohort learning experience
A big part of what drew me to open source was the idea that the movement was built around a community. Having grown up in church, summer camp, and hostels, I knew that participating in communities made me feel like I was at home (I also come from a big family). In the 2020s the … Continue reading How to identify and nurture impactful communities in the workplace
In the second episode of Newsletterers I interviewed Mary Thengvall who publishes DevRel Weekly. The newsletter is an extension of her long career in tech community management and developer advocacy and started as a way to start filling some of the resource gaps that she identified in her own come up. In the process of … Continue reading DevRel Weekly with Mary Thengvall – Newsletterers – The Tim Show – S02E02