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The Secret to Building Things Developers Love

The Secret to Building Things Developers Love

Video: https://www.coss.community/coss/ocs-2020-breakout-josh-dzielak-5d6i

Josh Dzielak is a developer advocate and software engineer, and currently the cofounder and CTO of Orbit. Prior to Orbit, Josh led the developer relations team at Algolia and was the VP Engineering at Keen IO. It was there Josh started developing the Orbit Model, an alternative to the marketing funnel that works better for community and apoption. Community has played a major role in Josh's career, and he seeks to pay it forward by developing tools to help community-minded folks accomplish more & show the impact of their work.

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Josh Dzielak

December 16, 2020
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  1. The Secret To Building Things Developers Love Josh Dzielak Co-Founder

    & CTO, Orbit @dzello
  2. HI, I’M JOSH DZIELAK THE CO-FOUNDER AND CTO OF ORBIT

  3. ORBIT IS A SINGLE VIEW OF YOUR DEVELOPER COMMUNITY https://orbit.love/

  4. TODAY FRIENDS WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT LOVE

  5. NO, I MEAN DEVELOPER LOVE

  6. WE MAKE A PODCAST CALLED DEVELOPER LOVE PRODUCED BY HEAVYBIT

    https://dev.eloper.love
  7. OUR PODCAST GUESTS HAIL FROM APOLLO DISCOURSE GITHUB HASHICORP O’REILLY

    MEDIA POSTMAN SANITY TYPEFORM
  8. WE ASK OUR GUESTS QUESTIONS LIKE: WHAT IS THE SECRET

    TO WINNING DEVELOPER LOVE? WHAT ARE YOU LOVING RIGHT NOW?
  9. KIN LANE, POSTMAN, API EVANGELIST One question I ask every

    guest, this podcast is called Developer Love, so I'm curious, what's one thing that you're loving right now? “The scope of the conversations and the diversity and the people that I get exposed to are really what keeps me going. And I totally dig my job, it's cool like that.” What would you say is the secret to building things developers love? “Yeah, I mean, it's got to be useful. It's got to solve a problem in their world, reduce some friction, help them feel more accomplished, feel like they're doing well, stay afloat in their drowning, sprint driven world.”
  10. PEGGY RAYZIS, APOLLO What would you say is the secret

    to building things developers love? “I think coming at it from a place of empathy is really important to understanding what pain points our developers have and how to solve them, and I also think you have to be open to really listening to them and making them feel heard.” “I think empathy and listening are the two ingredients to building something developers love and are passionate about.”
  11. BRIAN DOUGLAS, GITHUB What's one thing that you're loving right

    now? “Honestly, One thing I am loving right now is actually being at home.” “Do I really need to be on the road once a month or can I do it once a quarter and still host once a week live streaming? Providing very impactful content in growing communities from the comfort of my home?”
  12. JANA BORUTA, HASHICORP What do you think is the role

    of events when it comes to building and sustaining communities? “From the very beginning, our conferences were about knowledge sharing. How do we build genuine connections amongst the community members, genuine connections between HashiCorp employees and the attendees, and then also trust building right?”
  13. TIM O’REILLY, O’REILLY MEDIA “Because if you have a real

    community, you care about the people in it, you want them to succeed. They're not there for you, you're there for them. A little bit goes back to one of our slogans at O'Reilly, ‘Create More Value Than You Capture.’”
  14. THE SECRET TO BUILDING THINGS DEVELOPERS LOVE: CREATE MORE VALUE

    THAN YOU CAPTURE
  15. PRINCIPLE #1: GIVE DEVELOPERS TIME AND SPACE TO BREATHE WHILE

    BEING UNCONVENTIONALLY APPROACHABLE
  16. PRINCIPLE #2: TREAT MEMBER EXPERIENCE WITH THE SAME RESPECT AS

    USER AND DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE
  17. PRINCIPLE #3: TRACK THE “GRAVITY” OF YOUR COMMUNITY TO MEASURE

    THE VALUE YOU CREATE https://model.orbit.love
  18. SOFTWARE IS ADOPTED, NOT SOLD. MODEL ACCORDINGLY.

  19. Thank You OCS! 👉 @dzello 👉 orbit.love