September 10, 2020
Ep. #63, Products Over Projects with Jerome Hardaway of Vets Who Code
In episode 63 of JAMstack Radio, Brian speaks with Jerome Hardaway of Vets Who Code. They discuss Jerome’s experience teaching veterans to...
Developer movements have powered billion dollar businesses. Netlify and JAMstack, Snyk and DevSecOps, LaunchDarkly and Feature Flagging. There’s a pattern here. Over 3 days, 200 founders, community builders, marketing leaders, and product owners tuned in virtually to discuss what it means to start a software revolution and wield that power for good and profit.
What are the advantages of developer communities and dev-first go-to-market? What role does content play in building value and loyalty? If a manifesto gets no Medium claps, does it make a sound? Our panelists outline a framework for engagement, early strategies to systematize and scale community, and examples of how others have forged a path to developer trust and love.
Patrick Woods is the Co-Founder and CEO of Orbit where he leads the team’s revenue, go-to-market and customer development efforts. In this presentation, he shares some of the ideas and mistakes the Orbit team has observed and learned from building the platform and talking to others.
There’s no doubt that developer love can translate into long-term profits and market share. But the path between developer adoption and meaningful revenue is tough and it’s ever-evolving. Our panelists discuss how the best bottom-up companies have reconciled and navigated developer community-building and exceedingly larger enterprise deals.
Ashley has built a long career helping early stage startups scale into successful organizations and is currently advising, investing, and sitting on the boards of early and growth stage startups. In this presentation, she shares how to go about monetizing a product that developers love without ruining a community you’ve invested so much time and energy in cultivating.
Your startup might launch as a developer tool, but companies with vibrant developer communities often expand into broader platforms, 3rd party ecosystems, and, with luck, into category leaders. Learn how others have won categories, sequenced their partnerships, and tailored their roadmap along the way.
In this finale fireside chat, Adam and Shiven share their community strategy stories and lessons, from developer community building at the early stage, to monetizing your product in the growth stage, to finally scaling from product to platform, all the while building a software-defined movement.
DevGuild is a community and event series featuring the CEOs, founders, and top execs at leading developer, infrastructure, and B2B SaaS companies defining the future of software development.