Heavybit Speaker Series: Optimizing Developer Onboarding
May 29, 2018
GitHub’s Brian Douglas will discuss best practices in developer onboarding including examples from GitHub, Graphcool and Netlify.
You can’t throw a party, if the front door is blocked. More than 60% of users sign up for a service, bounce during onboarding, and never return. If your company depends on developers, then how they get started, use, and contribute to your communities, libraries, tools and APIs should be more than just painless. Your onboarding design should be elegant. In this Heavybit Speaker Series presentation, GitHub Developer Advocate Brian Douglas will discuss:
- Best practices in designing a stellar first user experience;
- Tools, content and tactics to maintain user momentum; and,
- Examples of the breadcrumbs and carrots that communities like GitHub, Netlify, Stripe and Graphcool use to help developers succeed.
About Brian Douglas: Brian Douglas is a Developer Advocate at GitHub where he works on increasing use of the GitHub API by iterating on the onboarding process and helping users with evergreen technical content. In the past he’s lead Developer Advocacy at Netlify, where he built a deep well of technical content, spearheaded efforts towards a public GraphQL API, and delivered over 40 talks and workshops across the US.