In many customer offices, in many countries around the globe, the social engineering process that leads to the right organizational alignment for digital transformation is something that most companies should confront, work through, and, ultimately, embrace.
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Thanks to all that attended last week's API strategy webinar "Developer Segmentation for your API" on developer community and market size. (And thanks to our speakers @sramji and @landlessness). We've included the video and slides (and as always, you are free to use under Creative Commons).
We apologize for the audio problems during the actual webinar - but Henry - our amazing filmaker - did a great job of cleaning it all up for the video below.
Want to launch your API with a bang? Or get more internal adoption?
Hack Days (or Hackathons) give developers a day off to build anything they can dream up. No rules. At the end of the day, developers demo for glory and free beer.
If your API is only available to developers inside the company - even more reason. Why?
- Get the word out - Hack Day is a high profile way to drive adoption and build grass-roots excitement internally....
Once you build your API, will developers come?
We've picked up some good stuff from our customers on this topic, many of which we've posted as developer adoption best practices on this blog.
So today we've rolled these in a new whitepaper with our friends at Evolved Media - Developers Hate Marketing: Attracting Developers to your API.
Topics include some thoughts on:
- what do developers expect?
- do's and don'ts in launching your API
- patterns in successful developer programs
You can find it here, we'd love to hear what you think....
In his post, Will makes a great observation as to why the app didn’t happen years ago:
"There are many different ways to answer the question, but I think it boils down to 2 things: first, while most cable companies have invested heavily in behind-the-scenes infrastructure to deliver broadband and other advanced TV services, relatively few new on-screen services have been created because cable is largely a closed environment for application...