Daniel Matisto Phiri (@malgamves) Developer Advocate at Strapi, brings an interesting perspective here. “ I don't think people start communities per se. Communities are formed around a common struggle and then nurtured.” Most contributors echo the same sentiment. Leandro Margulis (@leanmarg), VP Developer Relations at UnifyID, advises that you focus on building value and trust.
Leon Stigter (@retgits), Sr Product Manager at Lightbend, discusses the importance of inclusive communities. “Creating a genuinely safe and inclusive space is both hard and mandatory. New people want to join a group where they feel safe enough to ask questions and participate.” It also brings up the question of what not to share on devrel community platforms.