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
The good thing about being in the initial stages is that you have nothing to lose. Everything is worth exploring. You can start by being a part of communities you’re interested in. Strike conversations there. Invite people to come to join you in community events you came across. Building a community is like building a friendship, your plan of action should be about being yourself and genuinely being involved with the people you want to help. Something as small and simple as hanging out with the right people is engagement.
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
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