Do you work for a software company and are looking for a fun team-building exercise? Try dogfooding your own software. Here is the experience we had with this activity at Bitergia.
More and more software companies are realizing how important is to have a solid developer community and start hiring DevRel roles for their core business. Tracking and collecting evidence of how your actions are performing to know if you’re archiving the established goals, is crucial when implementing DevRel programs.
Since Open Source has been declared a key factor for gaining competitive advantage within Software Industry, more and more companies begin to develop and collaborate within Open Source projects. This implies an important growth within project ecosystems, with more complex interactions between projects. Thus, are community professionals prepared to face these changes that have a direct impact on how we develop communities?
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Developer Relations (AKA DevRel) need to show how attractive a specific software project is and keep developers motivated, engaged and get more and more developers to either use or contribute to the project. At this point, marketing funnel model seems to work well. However, are marketing analytics tools enough to show to the companies the real value that comes from their developer communities?
Software development analytics plays an important role in decision making for many data-driven firms. Being able to provide support for a wide range of different data sources to measure any project (so you can aggregate more than just one type of data) and manage different identities and affiliations among several data sources, is something we believe that can lead to a better understanding of the project as a whole.
Open source is more than GitHub. Every day, you find open source developers using Slack to communicate with other community members, JIRA as bug-tracking tool, Meetup for community meetings, or Jenkins for continuous integration process. Even though GitHub plays an important role , it shouldn’t be considered the holy grail of open source when measuring our projects.
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A developer relations (AKA DevRel) builds relationships with the developer community and is the linchpin between a company and its community. They are advocates (AKA avocados) in charge of creating healthy ecosystems and attractive open source projects, promote education and are usually involved in social activities such as conferences, developer events or community projects. Developer avocados need to show to the developer community they care about their interests but also show what their company do, while increasing talent acquisition.
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