Running a DevRel Program using Cloud Technologies – Webinar Info and Links

This blog post for the May 2018 DevRelate webinar “2018 Running a DevRel Program using Cloud Technologies” contains additional information and web links for the topics covered. This blog post will be updated during the webinar week and in the days following.

Topics covered during the webinar include the following developer program features, best practices and how you can use “no cost” or “low cost” cloud services to provide the infrastructure you need to start or extend your offerings:

  • Social Marketing
  • Blogs
  • Newsletters
  • Webinars
  • Code Samples
  • Videos
  • Documentation
  • Answers
  • Events & Activities
  • News Feeds
  • Sandboxes, Virtual Labs
  • App Stores & App showcases
  • Chat Systems
  • Feature Requests
  • Training & Certification
  • and more


Past Webinars that Covered DevRel Best Practices


Free cloud platforms you can start with


Free (or low cost) cloud services you can use





Conference Calls





Code Projects



Social Sites

Social Tools





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DevRelate Webinar Nov 16 & 28 : Developer Relations Best Practices (Part 2)

Back in January 2017 we presented the first in a series of Developer Relations Best Practices, “Developer Relations Best Practices and Tools of the Trade“, focused on several aspects you’ll find in a well run developer outreach program. In that webinar we covered seven developer program best practices including: Social Media, Blogs, Newsletters, Webinars, Videos, Documentation and Answers.

In Part 2 of the Developer Relations Best Practices webinar series we’ll cover: events & activities, API sandboxes & virtual labs, app stores & application showcases, community chat systems, training & certification, popular blogging topics, and the programming languages you should support.

The developer relations best practices webinar content is supported by Evans Data Tactical Developer Marketing (Developer Marketing 2017 Survey and Developer Relations 2017 Survey) research results.


1) Reasons for Joining and Staying in a Developer Program
2) Developer Relations Best Practices Part 2
3) Q&A

Dates and Times

This webinar is offered multiple times on Tuesday, November 16th and Tuesday, November 28th. Select the date and time that works best for you. Use the pull down date/time box on the GoToWebinar registration page to select the session you want to attend. Register here!

Thursday (November 16, 2017)

  • 7am Pacific Standard Time (9am CST, 10am EST, 3pm GMT, 4pm CET)
  • 1pm Pacific Standard Time (3pm CST, 4pm EST, 9PM GMT, 10pm CET)
  • 5pm Pacific Standard Time (9am CST Beijing November 17, 12noon AEDT Sydney November 17)

Tuesday (November 28, 2017)

  • 7am Pacific Standard Time (9am CST, 10am EST, 3pm GMT, 4pm CET)
  • 10am Pacific Standard Time (12pm CST, 1pm EST, 6pm GMT, 7pm CET)



David Intersimone “David I”, Vice President of Developer Communities, Evans Data Corporation

Who Should Attend

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

The insights provided in this webinar stem from years of experience and the direct input from a global panel of software developers about what works for them and what doesn’t.

Whether you are starting a new developer relations program or enhancing a current one, you deserve all of the help you can get! Register Now!


Developer Relations Tools of the Trade

I’m often asked about the different tools I use in my developer relations, chief evangelist, developer communities and developer cheerleader jobs. This blog post contains a list of some of the tools that I currently use. It is not meant to be a complete list of all possible developer relations tools nor is the list an advertisement or endorsement of tools. There are many additional tools that are available for all aspects of being a developer relations professional. Where possible, I have included links to additional tools that are available.

Developer Relations Tools I Use

I’ve divided up the tools I use into several categories grouped by functionality and features. There are many other choices for tools you will use in your developer relations job, for your program, for developer outreach, developer program marketing, etc.

JeffGordon Nascar ToolBox Developer Relations Tools


Webinars, Meetings, Screencasts, Videos:

  • Online Webinars/Meetings/Conferences – GoToWebinar by Citrix (Windows, macOS, iOS/iPad), Facebook Live, YouTube Live. I’ve also used WebEx from time to time.
  • Screen Cast Capture, Editing and Rendering – Camtasia by TechSmith (Windows and macOS). My default settings for capturing, editing and rendering videos – MP4 format, 1920×1080 resolution, 3-5 fps for slides/code, 15-30 fps for full motion video/animations.
  • Broadcast video from my computer to multiple sites (Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitch and others) – Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)
  • Video Conversion – Miro Video Converter


Audio Editing/Enhancement:


Slides and Bitmaps


Social Media Management/Marketing Tools:



  • WordPress, Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, Windows Notepad




Social Sites (personal):


Social Sites (DevRelate):


Mind Mapping/Brainstorming:


Cloud Storage / FileSharing:


Alerts / Feeds / News:


Newsgroup Reader (NNTP protocol):

  • XanaNews (written in Embarcadero Delphi)


Developer Answers Sites:


Short URLs:

  • Bitly
  • Internal Evans Data app


Virtual Machine Software (for my MacBook Pro) for demos/appdev:

What Other Developer Relations Tools Do You Use

As I mentioned, the above is a list of the tools I use every day in my developer relations and evangelism job. If you use other tools, please send me an email with the other tools you use in your developer relations job.

David I.