Fall is bringing tons of travel and events. If you’ll be in SF, New York, London or DC - let’s meet up!
This Wednesday I’ll be moderating a panel at Twiliocon, Twilio’s first-ever conference. Over the course of the panel we will endeavor to answer the question: Developer community management, how does it work?
I’m really psyched about the speakers: Jason Costa from Twitter, Sara Ford from Black Duck Software and Tim Falls from SendGrid, plus I have it on good authority that Twilio’s Danielle Morrill will have a front-row seat to ask the hard questions. I’m particularly interested in speaking with the panelists about where community management fits into product development. Join us on Wednesday at 1:20 pm and @ sign me if you have questions in advance - but we’ll be taking lots of audience questions too. I’ll try to write up a blog on the panel afterwards so STAY TUNED.
Shanley Goes to London. We are expanding Apigee’s presence in the UK and Europe, which means I’ll be traveling “over the pond” more than I usually have an excuse for. There are a number of fantastic startups with APIs and enterprise platforms both established and emerging that call London home, so I’m excited to get a chance to smooze up the local scene. I hope to get a chance to do more international travel - there are, after all, Apigee users literally all over the globe (really makes you realize the global scale of the so-called “API Economy”.) Anyways, in London you can find me checking out the mobile developer conference Over the Air on September 30 and on Saturday, October 1 we’re hosting API Developer Day, a one-day coding events highlighting presentations from API teams including Twitter and Pusher (which I wrote about in my blog on FdeveloperUE). It’s sponsored by BlueVia, hosted at TechHub and even though we’re ALL FULL already, still looking for a few more APIs to present, so shoot me a note if you want a demo slot - shanley @ apigee.com
I’ll be making a brief stop in New York for one of my favorite conferences - Web 2.0, October 10-13. My colleague Sam Ramji will be giving a talk on successful API strategies and I will be meeting with customers and scouting out the local scene. Alex Donn (my co-organizer at Mobile App Hackathon) are looking to host an event there early next year, so I’m looking for space, local contacts / friends and general API party people.
After New York, I’ve got two weekends in a row with Mobile App Hackathon. Hard to believe that in January Mobile App Hackathon was just an idea, and now we’ve held events in Seattle, Redmond, Chicago, San Diego, Atlanta and Silicon Valley - we’ve seen hundreds of amazing developers, dozens of great apps and business ideas, and mind-blowing support from sponsors. On October 15th we’re coming to Washington, DC; and on October 22nd we’ll be getting back to basics in San Francisco (with a great lineup of super hot Valley startups including Twilio and Heroku).