Talk, Talk, Talk!
All of our developer community experts agreed that when getting started building community on your platform, spending time talking to all engaged developers is crucial. This intentional outreach sets the stage for building trust, a crucial factor in ensuring your developers will want to grow with your platform and help other developers grow within it.
Ask, Ask, Ask!
Talking to developers is crucial, but you can really take it to the next level by asking them targeted and specific questions. This can result in getting the direction that you need to build out your product and create a set of tools or APIs that developers will want to collaborate on.
Nurture the Natural Helpers
“There's a guy named Daniel Wester and he was with a company called Appfire and he has some very successful apps on the marketplace but he's also just one of those guys that just loves to help people out. He's not doing it for karma points, he's not doing it for anything other than the fact that he's very passionate about helping other people. We're lucky that we have quite a few people that are like that. These devs have been with us for ten to twelve years and sometimes know the product better than we do!“ - Neil Mansilla, Atlassian