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!


Ten Essential Developer Relations Program Features

At the Evans Data Developer Relations Conference 2016 Sunday bootcamp, I was asked to present my top ten list of the “Ten Essential Developer Relations Program Features” that a successful outreach program should have. During the conference I also gave a presentation about best practices for a world class developer relations program. Both of my presentation slide decks are available on the DevRelate web site. Other presenter slides are also available on the same site.

My Top Ten Essential List

  • SDKs – APIs, tools, libraries, documentation, Wiki, Best Practices, Use Cases, tutorials, example code, test data, unit tests
  • Access – membership, accounts, specialize hardware, simulators/emulators, services, sandbox
  • Content – articles, blogs, news, road maps, social posts, success stories, solutions, social posts, RSS feeds
  • Answers – StackOverflow, StackExchange, Quora, Reddit, FAQs, Knowledgebase
  • “How To” Videos – short 5-10 minute videos accompanied by additional links and resources
  • Deep Dives – tutorials, webinars, hands on workshops, hangouts, longer duration videos,, Twitch developer channel
  • Developer Forums – conversations, threads, community based help, web based, NNTP based
  • Partners – your ecosystem, MVPs, technology partners, trainers/educators, consultants, resellers
  • Support – phone/email, bug reports, workarounds, feature voting
  • Events – conferences, meetups, hackathons

What’s on your Top Ten List of Essential Developer Program features?

This is just my top ten list. There are many more features that developers (especially those in specific industries and markets) require. If you have additional features on your developer program offering, send me your list and I will add it to my checklist.

Note: at DRC 2016, I was working for Embarcadero Technologies as Chief Evangelist for their developer tools and developer community. I am now working at Evans Data as Vice President of Developer Communities. In my new role, I am helping the tens of thousands of companies that need to build a developer relations program and for those companies who need to enhance their existing program. I am here to help you!

David I

Vice President of Developer Communities

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