Developer products are tough to build. You need to think deeply about how you deploy, configure, scale, support, and manage your product, all while delivering an elegant developer experience.
If you're a dev, company founder, or currently designing and/or interested in designing a developer tool, you're invited to attend DevGuild: Developer Experience Design in San Francisco on July 27th.
We put a great deal of time into curating the absolute best lineup possible and making sure every talk you attend will be actionable. Our goal is to give you the tools and frameworks that you can apply directly to your work so that you'll walk away ready to solidify your strategy and inspire your team.
Today we’re thrilled to announce three of our presentations from top leaders in the space.
Treat Your CLI Like an API by Rob Szumski
For more than 30 years, command line interfaces have been designed using classic Unix-based best practices. While those practices remain foundational, the realities of building and implementing modern cloud-native applications have broadened the scope of how developers interact with your CLI. In this presentation, CoreOS Head of UX Rob Szumski will discuss how his team treats CLIs like APIs including their tactics for better user experience, backwards compatibility, and future-proofing.
Baking DX Into Your Culture by Christine Yen
When building for developers, many of us start out scratching our own itches. That's great for pulling together an MVP—and doing some interesting engineering along the way—but it's all too easy to get wrapped up in the functionality of the thing and lose sight of what it's like to be on the other side of your API.
To prevent your shiny new tool from being reduced to just a set of inputs and outputs, in this talk, Christine will explore some good practices worth baking into your team's culture—and how to carry those principles through growth and change.
Your Documentation is Your Product by Nick Cawthon
This talk will present the strategy behind growing and nurturing a knowledge base for community-driven developer tools. Included will be the basics of building best-of-breed API documentation, as well as how to improve the onboarding cycles and increase feature usage.
By leveraging interviews from some of leaders within the industry, UX practitioner Nick Cawthon will provide insight on which quantitative metrics to focus upon—transitioning developers from mere awareness of your product, to becoming your most passionate evangelists.