A developer community is a place that developers can work, interact, and learn organically to create and share knowledge as well as ask questions on topics important to what they want to learn more about. A developer community is different than an ordinary online community platform in that it is solely focused on a development environment, mostly coding, an interactive environment, and best practices in the field.
Developer community platforms are vastly becoming a popular way to help development teams within businesses organize people and accomplish work in an interactive and collaborative way. A developer community is different than an ordinary online community platform in that it is solely focused on a development environment, mostly coding, an interactive environment, and best practices in the field.
Creating a communal space for your development team to interact is critical in an ever-changing field. However, knowing which environment is right for your development team’s needs can be difficult with the amount of options available. Developer forums and developer online communities are two main ways that have been popularized to create an interactive environment for your development team.
Online communities can help your company build stronger brand awareness, nurture deeper relationships with your customers, relieve pressure on your employees, validate product roadmaps and gain new business insight necessary to adapt to changing markets.
Your community will establish a culture, which will either drive or inhibit engagement. Community managers must establish guidelines to set the stage for desired culture and community behaviors — if you leave it up to your users or member base, your community is less likely to thrive and will be harder to manage.
Every company goes through employee turnover. Compdata Survey's reported a 16.4% average turnover rate across all industries in 2015. That's a lot of people leaving and a ton of knowledge leaving too! But, how much does that turnover cost your organization?
What does success of a community really mean? There's no one answer to this, but all community managers and owners need to understand how to track success. Knowledge-sharing communities serve many different purposes – and often times are unique to your organization. To accurately measure the success of your community, it’s critical that you first understand the objective and vision for your community. Without understanding the objective, you won’t be able to track your community’s success.
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