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
- Code Samples
- 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
- Sandbox – Quickly create REST API and SOAP mock web services
- GDB online Debugger | Compiler – Code, Compile, Run, Debug online C, C++
- Coliru C++ online
- Online Compiler and Editor/IDE for Java, C, C++, PHP, Python, Ruby, Perl – Code and Run Online
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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
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!
During one of the Evans Data 13th Annual Developer Relations Conference Sunday Boot Camp sessions on Best Practices (featuring developer programs and features from boot camp attendees), three specific developer program sites were called out by several of the attendees. In addition, we also had the opportunity to have two of our Boot Camp faculty members on hand to talk more about their developer programs, sites and features.
Ford Developer Program
Scott Burnell, Ford Motor Company Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management, spent a few minutes talking about the Ford Developer Program and took questions from the attendees. Scott covered several of the Ford developer program offerings including:
- SYNC® AppLink™ – AppLink is a suite of APIs that provide the ability for mobile developers to extend the command and control of a mobile application to the in-vehicle Human Machine Interface (HMI).
- Smart Device Link (SDL) – an open-source POSIX-compliant technology platform on which the Ford AppLink product is built and allows it to communicate between applications running on a mobile device and our SYNC in-vehicle software.
- POSIX-compliant technology platform
- Deploy to Linux, QNX, or other popular embedded operating systems
- Communicate with any mobile device OS such as iOS or Android.
- OpenXC – a non-production open source interface, designed to attract top developers to experiment with DIY projects in Ford vehicles (with or without SYNC).
ThingWorx Developer Program
Michael Aglietti, VP of Developer Programs at ThingWorx, got up next and spent a few minutes going over the ThingWorx developer program, specific aspects that are unique to an IoT company and took questions from the attendees. Michael covered some of the ThingWorx offerings including:
- “Begin Your IoT Journey”
- Program is focused to help developers:
- Make – ThingWorx allows you to connect anything and everything including devices, sensors, and systems. By leveraging the power of the platform, you can quickly build impactful solutions.
- Analyze – You do not have to be a data scientist to produce insights as if you were one. Leverage our platform to derive meaningful insights from your data.
- Code – Use the ThingWorx development tools and API’s to quickly connect devices and build secure applications. Leverage existing systems and device clouds for ultimate flexibility.
- REST APIs – Quick starts, How To’s, Cheat Sheets
- SDKs for Java, .NET, C, iOS, Android
- Edge Micro Server (EMS) – Raspberry Pi
- Marketplace – The ThingWorx Marketplace gives you easy access to everything you need to build and run your ThingWorx based IoT application: From extensions and apps that can be downloaded and integrated directly into your ThingWorx application to partners that can help you build your IoT solution or offer certified and compatible products that work with it.
Three Developer Programs attendees said had great Documentation Best Practices
Several of the boot camp attendees mentioned the following three developer programs saying they had great documentation for developers.
Thank You AngelHack, Boot Camp Faculty, Product Marketing Panelists and Attendees
A big thanks to AngelHack for sponsoring this year’s Evans Data Developer Relations Boot Camp. Two big thank you(s) to Scott (from Ford) and Michael (from ThingWorx). And finally, massive thank you(s) to all of our great boot camp attendees for your participation and your feedback surveys. With your help we will continue to evolve the boot camp day to meet your needs. I hope we see you again next year!
David Intersimone “David I”
Vice President of Developer Communities
Evans Data Corporation