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DevRelCon London 2017 took place on December 6th. Here’s Lucy’s write-up of the day.
DevRelCon London speaker Tristan Sokol shares his ideas for making Stack Overflow a destination of choice for your community.
Convincing the company ‘suits’ to take APIs seriously as a commodity can be tricky – but get your strategy right, argues DevRelCon London speaker Mark Boyd, and the benefits could carry across your business.
Better documentation equals better developer experience – Adam Butler explains how his team at Nexmo are making this a reality.
Cristiano Betta gives us the background story on the live ‘API teardown’ he’s planning for DevRelCon London, and explains how companies can build more cohesive developer experience.
Joe Nash previews his DevRelCon London 2017 talk on scaling the campus experts programme at GitHub.
Building developer awareness through influencers
Liz Couto previews her DevRelCon London talk on content marketing for developer audiences.
How can usability testing improve developer experiences?
SendGrid’s Matt Bernier shares his five tips for collaboration between dev rel and product teams.
How can blog posts and other content help build awareness amongst developers?
A preview of what Erin McKean will cover in her DevRelCon London 2017 talk.
Is it time for a reality check over how much influence developers actually have over technology choices?
What can conference organisers do to help developer relations teams decide whether to sponsor their event?
What does it take to be a developer evangelist?
Auth0 are looking to for people to help organise their developer community.
What do you need to consider when creating APIs for enterprise customers?
What can user experience professionals teach us about developer experience?
How do you support beginner developers working with your API?
Major League Hacking co-founder Jon Gottfried talks about their work with student developers around the world.
Developers using your platform will come to you for help at some point. What will they find when they look?
How do you run a successful developer champions programme?
Without metrics, how do you know that you’re bringing value to your organisation?
What does it take to measure the health of an open source community? What does healthy even look like?
With just three weeks to go, here’s a quick look at what’s going to be happening at DevRelCon Tokyo 2017.
DevXcon took place at Galvanize SOMA in San Francisco last month. Here’s our write-up of the world’s first developer experience conference.
Leading a global team can be incredibly enriching and rewarding. What are the everyday practicalities that we need to consider?
Square’s Tristan Sokol spoke at DevXcon 2017 about how they build SDKs for their REST APIs.
DZone’s COO Jesse Davis caught up with us at DevXcon and shared some of how they’ve built their developer community over the past 20 years.
The free tier of many APIs comes with “Community Support”. In this talk, from DevXcon 2017, Algolia’s Josh Dzielak describes the work they’ve done to automate and streamline community support.
Stripe’s Romain Huet spoke at DevXcon San Francisco 2017 with the talk Building for Builders.
What do you need to know when building a developer outreach programme targeted at students? Joe Nash tells us what they do at GitHub.
This past Saturday, May 6th 2017, the first DevRelCon in Asia took place at Beijing’s MeePark.
Developer relations strategy is often an afterthought. In this talk, Baruch Sadogursky asks whether that’s okay and gets the opinion of dev rel leaders from companies large and small.
It’s time for us to get serious about developer relations. No more cargo culting. No more vanity metrics.
Glitch is new from Fog Creek and their CEO says it’s the right way to do API evangelism. Is he onto something?
Every other part of business has fancy frameworks to plan their strategies. Now, thanks to Phil Leggetter, devrel has one too.
How do you make things right in a developer community when something has gone wrong?
How do you build the right developer experience for a new developer-targeted product?
It’s about time there were a definitive book for developer relations professionals. Brandon West is writing one and you can back it.
What can user experience teach us about developer experience?
Developer Relations is still relatively new, and a lot of people are just getting started. But what bits did you not think of when you signed up to doing the job?
How do you keep track of all the events your developer relations team attends?
How should you build the developer experience for an IoT product?
What should we do to communicate our message to the different audiences we address in developer relations?
Sales and developer relations people often have quite different views of the world. How, then, can they work together effectively?
DevXCon is a new conference about developer experience, happening May 22nd in San Francisco.
What are the unique challenges of building developer communities in Russia?
How do you create a new developer community when moving to a new locality or group of people?
How should we measure developer relations? Is it about leads, downloads, awareness?
As developer relations practitioners, how do we maintain our connection to, partnerships with and influence over other parts of the business?
In the opening keynote of DevRelCon London 2016, Jessica Rose talks about how to authenticity is central to everything we do in developer relations.
How does developer relations practice differ in Japan, compared to Europe and North America?
What makes a developer relations programme fail? What makes it succeed?
Writing is hard. Sometimes, you’ve just got to get on and write. Lorna Mitchell shares her experience of writing for technical audiences.
Where do developer relations and developer marketing come together? Where do they diverge? Michael Ludden uses his experience of both roles to define them.
In building a great developer experience you can draw lessons from the builder experience provided by Lego. Cristiano Betta discusses how at DevRelCon.
Hiring for developer relations roles is hard. Here are five mistakes that you can avoid to make your search easier.
The Community Leadership Summit is returning to Europe on October 16th in London.
How can we better understand the process that a developer takes on the journey towards selecting our software? Customer journey mapping can help.
Rob Spectre, leader of Twilio’s developer programme, describes how they’ve built and measured their developer evangelism.
Jade Wang, of Sandstorm.io, explained her approach to building open source developer communities in this talk at DevRelCon San Francisco 2016.
In this talk recorded at DevRelCon San Francisco 2016, Roman Shaposhnik of Pivotal and The Apache Software Foundation describes the Apache model for building and sustaining developer communities.
DevRelCon London 2016 is happening on December 7th at the Barbican and we’ve just announced our first speakers!
Greg Poirier, CTO of Opsee, spoke at DevRelCon San Francisco 2016 about making the first steps into developer advocacy for a developer tool.
Bear Douglas, of Twitter, spoke at DevRelCon San Francisco about the specifics of developer advocacy for native mobile communities.
Brandon West spoke at DevRelCon San Francisco 2016 about the process of building APIs at Sendgrid.
Christian Heilmann of Microsoft spoke at DevRelCon San Francisco about his experience of scaling developer evangelism by engaging community members.
Grace Francisco spoke at DevRelCon San Francisco about building a coherent developer relations strategy.
It’s tempting but should run your own meet-ups? If you do, what should you think about first?
Want to find someone for your team? Looking for your next opportunity?
How do you build a content strategy that helps your developer relations programme reach and help more developers? Adam DuVander shared his experiences at DevRelCon San Francisco 2016.
Justin Kestelyn, of Cloudera, gives his DevRelCon San Francisco 2016 talk on the scaling developer evangelism through community.
The Ubuntu community team at Canonical use Google Hangouts on Air to bring the Ubuntu community together. Alan Pope shares how they do it.
On April 16th, 142 developer relations professionals gathered in San Francisco for DevRelCon San Francisco 2016! Josh kicked off the day with this talk on the history of developer evangelism.
Meet-ups can be a large part of developer relations. How should developer advocates become involved in software meet-ups and why?
The Virtual DevRel meet-up group launched recently with this session on social media.
When creating your developer relations strategy you first need to understand where you are right now. Here we look at how to analyse your own company.
Planning your developer relations strategy all starts with understanding where you’re starting from. Here’s a framework for devrel situational analysis.
Engaging students in your developer community can be rewarding for you and your company. Joe Nash tells how in this DevRelCon London 2015 talk.
Bitergia has built an open source platform for understanding the lifecycle of an open source project’s contributions. Manrique from Bitergia spoke to Matthew at OSCON Austin 2016.
Jessica Rose, Head of Developer Relations at DreamFactory, talks about her approach to devrel in this interview recorded at OSCON 2016 in Austin.
The call for papers for DevRelCon London 2016 is now open!
Dawn Foster rounded off the day at DevRelCon London 2015.
The first US edition of DevRelCon took place on April 16th 2016 in San Francisco! How did it go?
Cristiano Betta talks at DevRelCon London 2015 about the tools he has created for developer evangelism teams.
Rob Spectre talks at DevRelCon London 2015 about how Twilio have scaled developer evangelism.
Shannon Burns talks at DevRelCon London 2015 about working in cross-cultural distributed teams.
Traditional marketing rarely gels with developer culture. If you’re dealing in business to developer marketing, you’re looking at it the wrong way round.
Speaking at conferences is an important part of building awareness. Here’s how we at Couchbase built a light-weight process around submitting talk proposals.
DevRelCon is a new conference for anyone working in developer relations. Find out what’s happening in the London 2015 edition.