Developer Relations vs. the Volcano

A Showcase Project

https://ge.com/digitalvolcano

Inspiring Others

https://ge.com/digitalvolcano

SDKs and Reference Apps

  • Develop an SDK that can be downloaded and used in the client language. While postman and curl examples that were published by engineering and documentation teams were fine, they are a least common denominator. Every developer needs to write some client code to build an application, so why not make it easier for everybody by providing it directly so that authentication, orchestration, and error-handling were handled.
  • Develop a Reference Application that can be downloaded and used to deploy an application quickly. Every developer is capable of standing up an app, but is that the best use of their time in evaluating a new product? If somebody can get a prototype up and running in an hour rather than a week — that gives a much better impression of the platform.
https://github.com/j12y

Getting Started Guides

Getting the Word Out

  • DevRel focuses on a long-term relationships rather than short-term transactions
  • DevRel focuses on providing something of immediate value for free whether somebody is buying or not
  • what our services were good for
  • what our services were not good for
  • what we learned from using those services in combination with other related technologies
  • what we learned about those related technologies
  • the tools we created that might make it easier for others trying to use any of our services or related technologies
https://medium.com/@j12y/volcano-app-the-story-behind-the-python-reference-app-and-sdk-a8f7dba61556
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cals-podcast/iot-goes-industrial/e/52145922
https://www.techgig.com/webinar/Source-Code-for-an-Active-Volcano-Predix-Python-SDK-1192
https://youtu.be/RBRqsjCnwCs

Summary

  • build something with your product, the experience first-hand is a good learning opportunity
  • provide tools like SDKs, reference apps, etc. that would have helped you because they’ll also help others
  • document the journey, the mistakes and learning you had along the way can help others save time
  • spread the word in as many places and ways as possible

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Manage Developer Relations @Dolby; Maker at Robot Garden; Previously HERE, GE, Rackspace, DreamWorks Animation, MathWorks, Carnegie Mellon

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Jayson DeLancey

Jayson DeLancey

Manage Developer Relations @Dolby; Maker at Robot Garden; Previously HERE, GE, Rackspace, DreamWorks Animation, MathWorks, Carnegie Mellon

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