Managing Developer Communities: An Introduction to DevRel

Join the C School team and our partners at Forem for an introduction into Developer Communities and Developer Relations! 

Throughout this course we’ll define what a developer community is, guide you through the ecosystem, and  discuss the various developer roles including DevRel (developer relations).
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Learning Time

1-2 hours



Learning Units



Community Basics

Meet Our Partner


Forem is an open-source platform for building modern, independent, and safe communities. We’re the team behind the popular developer communities: DEV and CodeNewbie.

At Forem, we combine our ideals of privacy, inclusion, and open-source with a passion for product development and excellence in user experience. Consider building your community on top of Forem's rock-solid open source foundation.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course for?

This course is for community professionals who want to learn more about DevRel communities and the many different types of developer roles, interests, and skill levels that make up these online spaces. If you are interested in managing a DevRel community now or in the future, this course is for you!

What is the time commitment?

We anticipate this course will take 1-2 hours to complete. We will also include additional resources like videos, podcasts, and more, which might take additional time if you choose to engage with them. 

What is the format of the course?

This is a self-paced, asynchronous course designed to be flexible for you. The format includes video, audio, long form writing, reflection activities, and more.

All videos within the course include closed captioning, as well as full, interactive transcripts. All resources are in English.

Why this price?

While there are many incredible educational resources available for Community Managers, C School is the only program on the market offering this level of in-depth, hands-on instruction. Creating a program that's this hands-on and comprehensive requires full-time staff dedicated to building and executing.

This is crucial, urgent work. Because we believe in this so strongly, this course will be free, forever.