Building a Healthy Community
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Making a name for yourself in the developer community isn’t as easy as making a splash at a major industry conference or getting to the front page of Hacker News. Sure, that’s good publicity, but not all publicity is good publicity when it comes to the tech world. You’ll want to be sure that both your company’s name and your personal brand are associated with concepts like inclusivity and diversity, as well as being welcoming and receptive to feedback. In general, you want to be empathetic to developers’ needs while also curating a community that is kind, helpful, and includes individuals who are committed to maintaining a welcoming and helpful environment. After all, who wants to be a part of a community that’s antagonistic and full of vitriol?