A Gentle Introduction to Developer Personas and Segmentation – Webinar Info Links

This week’s DevRelate webinar is “A Gentle Introduction to Developer Personas and Segmentation” taking place on Tuesday and Thursday at various times. This page contains additional information and links to other webinar companion resources.

 

Developer Persona and Research Related Blog Post and Past Webinar

Blog Post: Developer Personas I Have Known

DevRelate Webinar December 13 & 15, 2016: Driving Your Business Success via Developer Research

 

Evans Data Corp Services

Click on the following links to explore additional ways that Evans Data can help you with developer persona and segmentation research and improvements to your developer program both for your team and key stakeholders.

Discovering Developer Personas Specific to Your Technology
Developer Program Advisory Services

 

Evans Data Tactical Marketing Reports

Evans Data reaches out to its global developer panel to produce two annual tactical marketing reports: Developer Marketing Survey Report and Developer Relations Survey Report. The Developer Marketing Survey contains software developers’ attitudes about marketing tools and programs used to promote and sell products to them. This report provides invaluable insight for your developer marketing campaigns. The Developer Relations Survey examines issues and elements of developer programs. This report provides invaluable insight for your developer program and advocacy.

 

Additional Information and Links

[coming soon]

 

 

Webinar April 24 & 26 – A Gentle Introduction to Developer Personas and Segmentation

Title: A Gentle Introduction to Developer Personas and Segmentation

 

Description:

Software developers can be divided in segments based on many factors. These might be how they make their money, who their users are, which technologies they use, or what their motivations are for selecting a particular technology. They may be discovered as they naturally occur through cluster analysis, or they may be pre-defined to fit categories.

This webinar will give attendees a gentle introduction to the elements that go into defining developer personae that are right for a company and its products. Developer Relations and Developer Marketing team members that attend this webinar will start to learn about the advantages of understanding the natural developer personas within your target market and show you the elements that go into defining developer personae that are right for your company and products. Regardless of what you might have heard developer personae are not one-size fits all.

Agenda:

  1. Why create personas?
  2. Identifying elements
  3. After the personas, what’s next?
  4. Q&A

 

Presenters:

  • David Intersimone “David I”, VP of Developer Communities, Evans Data Corp.
  • Michael Rasalan, Director of Research, Evans Data Corp.

 

Dates / Times:

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

  • 7am PDT (10am EDT, 3pm BST, 4pm CEST)
  • 1pm PDT (4pm EDT, 9pm BST, 10pm CEST)
  • 5pm PDT (8pm EDT, 8am Beijing CST Wednesday April 25, 10am Sydney AEST Wednesday April 25)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

  • 7am PDT (10am EDT, 3pm BST, 4pm CEST)
  • 10am PDT (1pm EDT, 6pm BST, 7pm CEST)

 

Note: Since this webinar takes place on several days and at multiple times, please register for the date and time that works best for you:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/183305471142588931

 

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers & Directors of Developer Programs
  • Technology & Developer Advocates
  • Business Development Managers & Directors
  • Product Marketing Managers & Directors
  • Marketing Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Research Managers
  • Corporate Communications Managers
  • Heads of Developer Marketing
  • ANYONE who deals with developers!

 

 

Register Now

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/183305471142588931

 

Are Hackathons Losing their Appeal?

Evans Data Corp Press Release, SANTA CRUZ, CA. April 10th, 2018

The number of developers who attended a hackathon declined significantly in 2017 according to the newly released Evans Data Developer Marketing 2018 survey report. The survey showed that 70% of developers in 2017 had gone to at least one hackathon, which is a significant 19% decrease from the 83% that went to at least one in 2016. At the same time, those who went to only a small number of hackathons increased while those attending many hackathons showed a marked decrease.

Of those who attended hackathons, 46% said they went to one sponsored by a commercial vendor while 42% attended one sponsored by a local developer organization, and 37% went to one sponsored by a school or university. On the other hand, three-quarters of the developers had gone to at least one meetup. As this was a new question, no trending exists for meetup attendance.

“One has to wonder how long the hackathon phenomenon will go on in its current state,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp, “Hackathons have become key for many developer marketing professionals but while they are good for getting grass roots support for platforms or tools, they are also labor intensive for marketers, they involve cost, and by their very nature are extremely parochial and thus limited in reach.”

The survey, with a margin of error of 4.2%, examined many factors related to developer marketing. A few other findings: 84% of developers think robots will enhance life for humans in a positive way; 69% of male programmers think there should be more women in the field while 78% of women think this.

The new Developer Marketing 2018 survey is exclusively focused on tactical marketing outreach efforts and understanding developers. The 221 page reference covers topics such as; Demographics, Firmographics, Psychographics, Purchasing Authority, Outreach Vehicles, Motivations, Using Social Media for Recruitment, Training, Conferences and Hackathons, Encouraging Participation in an Online Community, Using Search Engines for Marketing and more. Margin of error is 4.2%.

See the complete Table of Contents and Methodology here: Table of Contents

 

Developer Relations Survey 2018

About Evans Data Corporation

Evans Data Corporation provides regularly updated IT industry market intelligence based on in-depth surveys of the global developer population. Evans’ syndicated research includes surveys focused on developers in a wide variety of subjects.

Copyright 2018 Evans Data Corporation. All other company names, products and services mentioned in this document are the trademarks and property of their respective owners.

Next Week: Evans Data Developer Relations Conference 2018 – Guy Kawasaki, live focus group and more

There’s less than a week until the start of the 14th Annual Evans Data Developer Relations Conference in Palo Alto California (March 25-27). With 6 keynote speakers, break out sessions, workshops, a Sunday boot camp, round table discussions and loads of time for networking, this year’s conference will be a spectacular opportunity to move your developer program to higher levels of success. There are only a few seats left for this one of a kind conference focused on developer relations best practices, developer program excellence and optimal developer outreach.

Reserve one of the final seats!

Here are a few of the “can’t miss” things that are happening during the conference.

Keynote Speakers

Janel GarvinEvans Data Corp – Founder and CEO
Hot Topics in Software Development 2018
Janel will draw on multiple recent Evans Data development surveys to give a broad overview of the current development landscape spanning Cloud, Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Mobile and IoT.

Paul CutsingerAmazon – Head of Alexa Voice Design Education
Anatomy of an Amazon Alexa Evangelist
Who are they? What makes them tick? What do they accomplish? In this session, you’ll get a behind the scenes look at how the Alexa evangelism team operates and what we strive to achieve.

Jonas JacobiIBM – Head of Developer Advocacy, Worldwide
IBM and The Developer Economy
Jonas will discuss how IBM has, in less than 12 months, changed its developer engagement strategy, changed the senior executive teams perspective of the developer economy, and rallied the entire company behind the mission to become the most trusted and respected technology company in the World.

Guy KawasakiCanva – Chief Evangelist
Developer Relations “Fireside” Chat
David Intersimone (“David I”), Evans Data’s Vice President of Developer Communities, will host a conversation with Guy Kawasaki covering developer relations best practice and experiences. They’ll also take questions from conference attendees. Kawasaki was chief evangelist of Apple and David was chief evangelist for Borland/Embarcadero Technologies’ Developer Tools Group.

Roger ChandlerIntel – Vice President & General Manager, Developer Programs & Initiatives
Co-Designing the Future with the Developer Ecosystem
For decades Intel has partnered with software developers around the world to define, deliver, and improve their products. Learn how Intel co-designs user-focused platforms with the software ecosystem, makes it easier for developers to better harness the capabilities of Intel products, and helps ISVs to better sell their software products. This talk will provide specific examples from IOT, Artificial Intelligence, PC Gaming, and Virtual Reality to make it all fit together so that end-users are delighted and developers can grow their business.

Sam RamjiGoogle – Vice President of Product Management for Google Cloud Platform
Open, cloudy, platform-shaped: developer relations for a new normal
Open source is ascendant. Digital platforms are shaking up the Fortune 500. Cloud is eating the glass house. As stewards of the profession, we share an awesome responsibility to define new best practices for developer relations in a changing world. This presentation shares what we’ve learned at Google on the journey we all are on to the future of Dev Rel.

Expert Panel, Round Table Discussions, Live On-Stage Developer Focus Group

Future Directions for Developer Relations and Developer Technologies
Our panel of experts will discuss the future of developer programs and how new technologies are reshaping the features, conversations and deliverables for every developer community.
Moderator: David Intersimone (“David I”), Evans Data – Vice President of Developer Communities
Panelists:
Michael AgliettiThingWorx – VP of Developer Relations
Mithun DharHERE – General Manager Developer Relations (Evangelism, Marketing, Engineering, and Product Management)
JJ KassDropbox – Head of Developer Programs
Andrew LeeAirbnb – Business Development and Developer Relations
Lothar SchubertGE Digital – Director, Developer Relations

Hot Topic Round Table Discussions

Join your colleagues for in-depth roundtable discussions on topics that matter in Developer Relations, including: Measuring ROI and Metrics, Utilizing Social Media to Attract and Engage Developers, Scaling a DevRel Team, Running Hackathons and Events, Effectively Communicating with Developers, API success factors, Educating and Training Developer Communities, and the Art of Internal Evangelism.

Live Onstage Developer Focus Group – This is your chance to ask developers what you want to know – a panel of developers answer the questions you submit.
Moderator: David Intersimone (“David I”), Evans Data – Vice President of Developer Communities

Workshops

Kristen SchevenAngelHack – Chief Marketing Officer
Sustainable Growth Marketing: Building a Developer Ecosystem that Lasts
People throw around the term growth hacking often, but very rarely does it lead to community growth that lasts. During this workshop, we’ll build a marketing action plan that focuses on creating a sustainable and diverse developer foundation through content marketing, email drip campaigns, developer outreach and complementary innovation programs.

Michael RasalanEvans Data – Director of Research
Benchmarking Developer Program Offerings and Quantifying User Satisfaction
To accurately target the developer market for your tools and services, segmentation is vital. This is commonly done by classifying developers by the types of applications they create. This typology is valuable and delivers results focused on developer targets, but sometimes you might want to look at developers by other segments. This interactive workshop looks at how various ways to segment the developer population and provides a jumping off point for examining developers that will allow you to expand your reach.

Yolanda Fintschenko, Ph.D.Fixate IO – Co-Founder and Chris RileyFixate IO – Co-Founder
The A to Z of Practitioner Content Marketing
In this workshop, we will define practitioner content marketing and how it compares to public relations, demand gen, and influencer marketing. We will then build a practitioner content marketing strategy with workshop participants.

Matt SchmidtDZone – President
Building the Ideal Developer Community
A key component of a mature developer relations strategy is the effective use of community. How do devs on your team communicate and collaborate? What is the average amount of time it takes them to get answers? What if you could reduce the amount to time your team spends hunting down resources and resolving issues? A productive and engaged developer community can help your company reach its goals faster and cheaper, but it doesn’t happen overnight. Attend our workshop for a hands-on planning workshop that walks attendees through the process of launching an online developer community that is sure to be a success.

Breakout Sessions

Cliff SimpkinsMicrosoft – Director, Azure Developer Marketing
Virtual Event ROI: Experiments and Learnings 

Larry McDonoughVMware – Director, Product Management
Beyond the Portal: An Innovative Developer Engagement Approach

Desiree MotamediFacebook – Head of Developer Product Marketing
Developers and the Future of Technology

Mike GueretteRed Hat – Global Developer Program Manager
Starting a Developer Program Begins with Data

Lothar SchubertGE Digital – Director, Developer Relations / Product Marketing
Building Sticky Relationships with Developer Experiences

Marie HuweDocuSign – VP, Developer Programs and Evangelism
Developer Market Segmentation: Who are developers and what do they want?

Kris ChantSalesforce – Developer Relations Director
Using Community to Grow your Developer Program

Scott BurnellFord Motor Company – Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management
WIIFM?

Michelle LittleEvans Data Corp – Analyst
Digging Deeper: Understanding Developer Motivations.

Julie AndersonHP Inc. – Developer Outreach Program Manager
Outreach in the Enterprise: Using Hackathons to Create Culture Change at HP Inc.

Sunday Boot Camp

The Evans Data Corporation’s Developer Relations Boot Camp provides a solid foundation on which you can build or enhance your developer program. Concentrated sessions in this one-day instructional program provide the insight and actionable information you can use to build your brand and establish strong relationships with your developer community.

After each session Boot Camp attendees will break into teams to work on projects related to each topic. Each team will report back to all attendees and discuss their findings and solicit feedback.

Boot Camp Faculty:

David Intersimone “David I” – Evans Data Corp – Vice President of Developer Communities
Michael Rasalan – Evans Data Corp – Director of Research
Scott Burnell – Ford Motor Company – Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management
Michael Aglietti – ThingWorx – VP Developer Programs

Date: Sunday March 25, 2018
Time: 9am – 5:00pm

https://evansdata.com/drc/2018/bootcamp.php

 

Internal Evangelism – Additional Items from DevRelate members

As a follow up to my recent DevRelate webinar, “Internal Evangelism and Enablement to Support your Developer Program”, several members sent me some of the things they do to keep executives and stakeholders up to date on their Developer Relations Program activities.

Meetings and Communications with Stakeholders

  • Internal bi-weekly stakeholders calls (across business / geographies)
  • Informing the sales organization about DevRel activities and new assets
  • With emails, always include an “executive overview” at the top with 3-4 “business insights”
  • Keep an up-to-date “presentation deck” that summarizes key work items and measures of success
  • Thank stakeholders and other employees who help DevRel

 

DevRel Team

  • Developer Advocates specifically allocated to internal business groups
  • Have team members give internal presentations to departments/groups/stakeholders
  • Trip reports with findings for what your internal teams care about

 

DevRel Metrics

  • Automated dashboard reports – membership, news, events, leads, sales
  • Quarterly reconciliation of developer activities with closed sales deals

 

Internal Communication

  • Monthly internal newsletter
  • Internal forums/channels for communications, news and answers
  • Two minute summary videos for each event/activity

 

Thank You!

Thank you to all those who sent along lists of things you do to keep your internal evangelism ongoing and active.

If you and your Developer Relations team have things you do to keep fellow employees (not just direct reports or exec stakeholders) informed about what you and developer outreach are doing, send me an email with your list.

Evans Data Developer Relations Boot Camp – Sunday March 25, 2018 – Palo Alto, CA

The Evans Data Corporation’s Developer Relations Boot Camp provides a solid foundation on which you can build or enhance your developer program. Concentrated sessions in this one-day instructional program provide the insight and actionable information you can use to build your brand and establish strong relationships with your developer community.

The boot camp takes place on the Sunday before the two day 14th Annual Evans Data Developer Relations Conference.

New Interactive Workshops!

After each session Boot Camp attendees will break into teams to work on projects related to each topic. Each team will report back to all attendees and discuss their findings and solicit feedback.

Benefits of attending the Boot Camp

  • Grow your developer community with the right members
  • Use best practices to drive business success
  • Reduce your DevRel costs and Increased your Program’s Scalability
  • Improve developer experiences on your Community site
  • Leverage developers to increase business value
  • Satisfy developer pain points

 

Boot Camp sessions

  • Program Strategy, Getting Buy-In and Framework for Success
  • Essential Developer Program Basics
  • Know Your Developers: Developer Personas and Segmentation
  • Crafting a Win-Win-Win Strategy for your Developer Program
  • Best Practices for Successful Developer Relations Programs
  • Effectively Communicating with Developers

 

Developer Relations Boot Camp