Who Doesn’t Have a Developer Outreach Program?

I am amazed how many companies have a developer outreach program. We used to think that only the technology, software and hardware companies had a developer relations program. To be competitive today, every company, regardless of which industry segment they belong to, sees that it is essential to attract and support developers. How do you know if a company has a developer program? I use a simple algorithm: replace the “www.” in  a company’s web site with the text “developer.”, “developers.” or “api.” and see if you get to their developer portal. Another way is to use a search engine and put their company name and the words “developer and program” and see what shows up in the search results. You can also check out API sites like Mashery and Programmable Web to gain insights into companies/competitors that have developer portals.

Another way to find some of the industry leading companies that have developer relations programs is to go to the Evans Data Developer Relations Conference web page and see the list of sponsoring companies. Since I am also a developer, the final trick I use to find developer outreach programs is to take the Fortune 500, Forbes Global 2000 and other lists and write a program to find which of these leading companies have a developer relations program. Here is a list of a few (of the many) companies with developer outreach programs:


  • Apple
  • Walmart (Walmark Labs)
  • General Motors
  • Ford Motor
  • AT&T
  • Verizon Communications
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Home Depot
  • Microsoft
  • Amazon.com
  • Target
  • Walgreen Co.
  • Google
  • Intel
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • FedEx
  • Humana
  • Honeywell
  • Deere & Company
  • Oracle Corporation
  • American Express Company
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
  • The Allstate Corporation
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Facebook
  • Philips
  • Uber
  • DocuSign
  • SAP
  • Blackberry
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • Adobe
  • Autodesk
  • VMWare
  • Twitter
  • ebay
  • Thomson Reuters
  • PayPal


Developer OutReach Program – How to Find Your Peers

To interact with other leading developer relations professionals you can:

  • Join the DevRelate Online Community and Academy for Developer Relations Professionals
  • Attend the 2017 conference in Spring 2017 (additional details coming soon)


If you want to find out additonal ways to help your company reach out to developers, send me an email and I will help you and your company.

David I – davidi@evansdata.com

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