DRC 2017 Boot Camp – Best Practices from attendees

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).

Ford Sync

  • 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.
    • https://developer.ford.com/pages/sdl
    • 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).
Ford TDK

Ford TDK

 

 

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.

Thingworks Make Analyze Code

  • 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.

ThingWorx Analytics

 

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.

slack_api_logo Twilio Mark - Red Stripe Logo (blue)

 

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!

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David Intersimone “David I”
Vice President of Developer Communities
Evans Data Corporation
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Evans Data Developer Relations Conference 2017 Recap – Ignite talks

I had a great time meeting with all of our great attendees at the 13th Annual Evans Data Developer Relations Conference, March 27 and 28 in Palo Alto. To end the conference, several of us presented Ignite talks pitching our developer relations programs and technologies we use. If you don’t know about Ignite talks you can find additional information on the Ignite talk web site. Basically, an Ignite talk is a five minute talk using twenty slides that are automatically advanced every fifteen seconds. Normally ignite talks are presented about a wide range of topics, but an Ignite evening can also have a theme. I had four brave souls that volunteered to pitch their developer relations program this year.

Ignite Talk

The Ignite Presenters

I kicked off the session by pitching the Evans Data DevRelate Community and Academy for Developer Relations Professionals. Felix Sargent, Director of Developer Relations from Media Math, followed me and presented how MediaMath uses Swagger to ensure that their APIs “don’t suck”. Jayson Delancy, Developer Evangelist for Industrial IoT from GE Digital, presented how their developer relations program is measured and how they reach out to developers. Hannes Kuehnemund, Senior Product Manager from SUSE, gave his presentation about who and what is SUSE, their open source developer history and the push to encourage more application developers to participate. Finally, Andy Jiang, Developer Propaganda from Segment, started his presentation with a blank slide saying that they currently don’t have a public developer outreach program but are working on one and then went on to show how developers can use Segment’s solutions to help companies collect, unify, and act on their data.

The Audience Votes with their Applause

All four attendee presenters did a fabulous job in their presentations. At the end of the talks, the audience was asked to applaud for their favorite Ignite talk. I used the NIOSH Sound Level Meter App smartphone app from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). NOISH stands for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The app allows you to measure noise in your environment giving you an instant reading as sell as recording the peak level.

The final audience applause sound meter result picked Felix Sargent from Media Math as the winner. Congratulations to everyone who took part.
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David Intersimone “David I”
Vice President of Developer Communities
Evans Data Corporation
davidi@evansdata.com
Blog: https://www.devrelate.com/blog/
Skype: davidi99
Twitter: @davidi99
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidi99/