Have you ever felt out of your depth, like a fraud, and just guessed/bullshitted your way through the situation, petrified that at any time, someone was going to call you on it? - Mike-Cannon Brookes
You only have to take things from 0 to 1, the community takes it from there. As far as engagement is concerned, continue doing what you’re doing and if it’s worth looking up to, people will follow. Dig into discussions, bring in guest speakers to events, organize fireside chats, and more. The trick is to open yourself to people and in turn, they will open up to you, but most importantly, will open up to each other. Once you have that, you will have a community that nurtures itself.
In 2018, I took a Udacity course in front-end web development and found the community managers to be stellar advocates who were really motivating. I was looking to break into tech, and got inspired and started applying for community-type jobs as a result. I landed my first gig at Khan Academy, where I led and managed volunteer groups for a year before moving onto Quora to oversee writer and power user programs, and am now doing the same at Retool. - Alina Din, Community Manager at Retool