How to Build an Authentic Audience as a Developer

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December 08, 2019

How to Build an Authentic Audience as a Developer

Building an audience of raving fans is a secret advantage to get hired at your dream job or launch your next software project. But how do you get started?

As it turns out, there's a simple, proven formula any software developer can use to earn the attention of lifelong fans by building useful tools and sharing what you know.

I'll boil down the big ideas you need to succeed in this talk and provide a treasure trove of examples to provide a strong start in your journey to build an audience that lasts.

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Matt Woods

December 08, 2019
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    Why do you need to build an audience? @matopher Your

    audience is a secret advantage to get hired at your dream job or launch your next software project.
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    The to building an audience: Give away more value than

    you take. @matopher It's like paying into a savings account. ➡ The more you save, more you can “withdraw” later.
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    Build Useful Software @matopher ✅ Open Source Packages (Laravel Analytics)

    ✅ Templates (HTML5 Up) ✅ Side Projects (Nomad List)
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    Share What You Know @matopher Bite-size samples (Quick Tips, Real

    Moments) Tasty side dish (Podcast, Blog Post, Short Video) Full course meal (Courses, Guides & Tutorials)
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    Build an Audience by Giving Away Value for Free Hit

    me up on Twitter for more ideas --> @matopher Build Useful Software Share What You Know "Save Up" Over Time, Then Make an "Ask"