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Mwenda Harun Mbaabu
Mwenda Harun Mbaabu

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Work Philosophy That Has Helped me Excel as a Community Manager and Developer Relations Engineer.

For the last two years i have been heavily involved in building communities, where i have built and managed communities with 12,000+ members, mentored hundreds of software engineer, data scientist, machine learning engineers and developer advocate. and in the last 6 months i have worked as developer relations engineer building an active community around the MFS Africa APIs, you can join the community on slack and discuss how to build payment applications with the MFS Africa APIs here πŸ‘‰πŸ» https://beyonic.com/join-community

Developer community manager ( CMGRs ) lead the growth and nurturing of the developers community around the product and services of the company.

Slack defines developer Relations engineering (DevRel) as an interdisciplinary role that sits in a border space between product, engineering, and marketing. Developer Relations (DevRel) is an interdisciplinary role that sits in a border space between product, engineering, and marketing.

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The following is a list of work philosophy that has helped me excel as a community manager and developer relations engineer.

1). Empathy.
2). Hard work.
3). Attention to detail.
4). Perseverance, never giving up.
5). Achievement.

1). Empathy.

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The principle that guides my work is empathy and care for others. Being able to stand in other people's shoes is important when you need to help them.

2). Hard work.

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Starting from a young age, I've been committed to hard work. That's how my parents educated me, and it's a principle that rules my life. I believe hard work is the most important factor that leads to success.

3). Attention to detail.

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I believe the difference between good work and great work is attention to detail. Whether I'm dealing with clients or completing projects, it's the details that make all the difference.

4). Perseverance, never giving up.

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My most important quality is never giving up. Even when a job is hard, I keep going. I have good endurance and perseverance. I believe in myself and like to push towards my limits.

5). Achievement.

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Achievement is important in my personal life, but also in my career. When you get hired to do a job, you're expected to perform and to help deliver results. When I get hired, I understand my job is to help drive the company's bottom line.

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I usually share a lot of content and tips to help. you become a better developer relation engineer, software engineer, machine learning engineer or a community manager, connect with me on Twitter or LinkedIn. Please feel free to leave your work philosophy or a feedback on the comment session, i will appreciate.

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Andy Piper

Great post. I particularly agree on Empathy - I said in my recent mini-interview with the Developer Avocados website, that people are the most important part of my role in developer relations.

I'm also a fan of your approach to attention to detail - I also try to make sure that things that I publish are complete and polished, GitHub repos have tags and links and good READMEs, etc.

Thanks for sharing! I wrote a bit about my background in developer relations here.