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 proof is in the pudding. Do first what you would expect others to do too. And engagement comes in many shapes and sizes. From simply talking to people to hosting virtual events, there are so many things that you can do. Implement and see what works in your community. Have one-on-one coffee talks, fireside chats, game nights, webinars, incentive programs, anything that seems feasible. Measure impact from feedback and try to play around with the things that work.
Here’s a little something for you -
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