This original research from Developer Think Tank shows the jobs impact of the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets and the applications that run on them: More companies are hiring more people to create and manage programs that work with developers who build applications for their platforms.
Dubbed by some “the tornado Hackathon” this event hit close to the bone.
This morning we encountered refreshingly clear and honest language in describing a job opening, and would you believe it came from an insurance company? We spend a lot of time searching the web for the best job opportunities for developer program leaders, so we see a lot of marketing-speak in job postings. You know what [...]
We’ve accomplished a major upgrade here at Developer Think Tank, both in the site you see in your browser and the refined direction the community is taking. These accomplishments would not have been possible without the advice, encouragement, and out-and-out hard work of a lot of people. First up, big thanks to the inaugural members [...]
Congratulations go out to Lydia Pintscher, experienced open source community manager, board member of KDE e.V., and winner of the $100 drawing as a participant in our Measuring developer program performance study. You may know Lydia as Follow @nightrose. Lydia has over five years experience as a developer community manager, advocate, and mentor. All of [...]
As the stock market continues its sharp decline and fears of a “double dip” recession rise, one of the recommendation’s from Andy Kessler in his Wall Street Journal editorial this morning, “Five Ideas to Kick-Start Job Creation,” (behind the paywall on wsj.com) caught our eye: Requiring government agencies to publish their own APIs. Here’s an [...]
Update December 2, 2011: James just announced that he’s headed to Facebook to be their new head of mobile developer relations. (One of several news stories.) Today is his last day at Sencha, which was where he was several weeks ago when we did this interview and profile. In it he provides his insights on [...]
Few thought of the needs of the people who build and manage developer programs when we started working with developer communities back in 2000. But with “apps” now on the lips of every smartphone buyer—and every executive trying…