On September 24-25 I attended the Future Developer Summit in Menlo Park, CA. It’s an event where about 60+ leaders discuss the future of developer marketing and developer relations. Here are pictures from the event. I created collages so you will see more than 10 pictures 😉
On Friday, September 27 IBM Developer SF hosted a 1-day Containers Developer Summit. We started with a hands-on workshop on how to build your first container-based application followed by talks from Alibaba, Kong, Robin.io and IBM. Here are 10 pictures from the summit.
This week I attended Data Evans Developer Marketing Summit. I was there for just half a day but still attended very interesting sessions and snapped some pictures that I want to share. I will share notes from the summit probably next week.
We also tried something new at this summit (our two other summits are AI/ML summit and Blockchain summit). We hosted a hands-on workshop before the main talks. We created three self-paced serverless tutorials that people can complete in under 10 minutes. As people would come in, they would take a printed tutorial handout (two or all three of them) and go and code them. It’s a great way to get some hands-on training. We of course had Developer Advocates to answer any questions.
OK, the pictures.
We hosted two other 1-day events in May and June with huge success. Check them out and pictures:
Last week we hosted another 1-day developer education event: Blockchain Developer Summit (our previous event is here and here). The event was a huge success with over 140 technologists in attendance. Here are 10 pictures (or more) from the event.
I attended DevRelCon in San Francisco on June 6-7. It was a superb event, with great speakers and awesome community. The following are my notes (not complete sentences) and pictures from the event.
Being Better At Developer Relations with Kathy Sierra’s ‘The Kick Ass Curve’
Steve Pousty (CrunchyData)
- Steve’s talk focused on how to be better at Developer Relations. Steve demonstrated this concept using Kathy Sierra’s “The Kick Ass Curve”
- You can find his slides here
- DevRel goal
- Make users happy and successful with your product/service
- Get users to be awesome in the least possible time
- Different companies can have different curves
- Background knowledge and experience of users (don’t control)
- Quality of documentation and teaching material (control)
- The actual design of the product/API (control)
- The size and helpfulness of your community
- We often disagree with Product Managers and Engineers because PMs and Engineers think they are at a different place on the curve. PM and Engineers are familiar with the service/product and usually don’t experience “learning” about the service/product like outside developers
- Think about the audience (who you are targeting and how to get the pas the suck zone ASAP)
- If we can’t get people out o the suck zone before they give up – we will never get them to experience power
- Remember, when “talking” to others, to think about where they are on the curve
- Use the curve when it helps, ignore it when it is doesn’t
IBM Developer SF is hosting a 1-day developer education event: Blockchain Developer Summit on Friday, June 21 in Galvanize, San Francisco. Check out the amazing speakers, their talks and register to attend.
On May 10th, 2019 we hosted our first 1-day event AI & ML Developer Summit with over 150 in attendance. As this was IBM Developer SF first full-day event, I want to share a few things we did that worked well and made the event successful. You can also view pictures from the event.
One-page web site
We created a one-page web site to make the event standout from our regular meetups; however, developers still had to go to our meetup page to register for the event. This resulted in a high number of new members in our meetup.