Writing Winning Content: Meet Summer Fun with Arduino Challenge Winner Phil Hopley

When Phil Hopley retired from a 40-year career as an engineer, he added adventure travel to his life. Oh, yeah, and he started a home robotics project. In the process, he’s won a developer challenge (or two). Welcome to Phil Hopley, Version R.0. The Challenge(s) In the “Summer Fun with Arduino Challenge” where Phil took first prize, there were four challenges for participants to choose from, ranging from the fun and interactive to the deep and educational. They included building an Arduino LED binary counter creating Morse code, showcasing a working Arduino project that they were already developing, and [...]

Meet the Developer: Introducing Julia Nash

“Give Me a Good Visual Experience” It’s easy to put developers in a box. And, while trends are supported by the anecdotes we are generating in this series, the delight is in the details. So is the insight. Developers like Julia Nash crave an uninterrupted visual experience. Maybe it’s because she came to love programming through gaming and game development. Julia doesn’t mind native advertising. In fact, she prefers it. If she trusts the publisher and the information is valuable, she’d rather have a uniform visual experience and discover the content was sponsored once she’s clicked on it—not before. [...]

By |2019-05-10T15:39:17-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Meet the Developer|

Download the Creating Winning Content Ebook

Winning content for content marketers targeting the modern developer and IT professional is content that interests them and delivers value. Creating winning content encompasses more than putting out an interesting blog post or white paper every once in a while. It is a commitment that requires a strong content marketing strategy connected to business goals. Well-constructed content marketing strategies include clear KPIs that are used before, during, and after a campaign. It requires a content strategy for developers and IT professionals that includes different forms of content with specific purposes including raising awareness of a technical problem, education about [...]

Meet the Developer: Introducing Oana “Quality Ad, Quality Product” Mancu

It’s easy to put developers in a box. When you have a skeptical technical audience, you can feel like you are messaging to deaf ears. However, developers like Oana Mancu have sympathy, even empathy, for companies trying to provide a product — especially if you deliver an entertaining, high-quality ad, a high-functioning product website, and are willing to listen to her feedback. Tell me about yourself. Where did you grow up, where do you live now, what do you do? I grew up in and still live in Bucharest, Romania. I went to the University of Bucharest for my [...]

By |2019-03-18T21:08:30-04:00March 27th, 2019|Meet the Developer|

Writing Winning Content: Meet CodeProject 2018 MVP Roger Deutsch

Modern developers like Roger Deutsch (who goes by the handle Raddevus) have evolved with their field because of their love of learning. Fortunately, developers like Roger also love to share what they learn, in part to archive their own knowledge for themselves. Roger loves to challenge himself to learn new things as a developer and then write about it, which has led him to contribute several articles to CodeProject (CP), one of which has received over 300,000 views. The quality and popularity of Roger’s contributions in articles and answers to community-posed questions earned him the CodeProject MVP award in [...]

By |2019-02-13T10:57:35-04:00February 15th, 2019|Meet the Developer, Writing Winning Content|

Writing Winning Content: Meet AI Tensorflow Challenge Winner Oana Mancu

Modern developers such as Oana Mancu love to incorporate play into their professional life. That’s why entering challenges like the CodeProject AI TensorFlow Challenge held from Oct. 18–Dec. 31, 2018, was a no-brainer. Who wouldn’t want to learn something new, as Oana did, and get a chance to prove that knowledge? Especially with an attention-getting $5,000 in prizes being offered. The Challenge Actually, the challenges. The mission, if you chose to accept it, was to complete as many of three challenges as you cared to complete. Challenge 1: 30-Second Survey: How Would You Train Your Evil AI? Take this [...]

By |2019-02-04T14:25:01-04:00January 25th, 2019|Meet the Developer, Writing Winning Content|

Meet the Developer: Introducing James “Establish Trust” Mullineux

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you, the marketer, insight into individual developers.  Meet the people behind the code and learn about how they experience the advertising and content you are throwing at them. James Mullineux works in London in advertising technology (ad tech), and he participates in the Simple Programmer developer community. I had the great pleasure of talking with James about himself and what draws him to an [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:04:29-04:00November 28th, 2018|Meet the Developer|

Meet the Developer: Introducing Ted “Be Straight With Me” Neward

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you— the marketer—insight into individual developers. Meet the people behind the code and learn about how they experience the advertising and content you are throwing at them. I had the great pleasure of corresponding with Ted Neward. Ted is the director at Smartsheet, and is also a well-known software consultant, writer, and speaker. Ted understands that advertisers are trying to sell something to him. [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:04:37-04:00November 21st, 2018|Meet the Developer|

Meet the Developer: Introducing Zsolt “Keep It Simple” Nagy

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you, the marketer, insight into individual developers.  Meet the people behind the code and learn about how they experience the advertising and content you are throwing at them. Zsolt participates in the Simple Programmer developer community. He started contributing there because of a common interest with founder John Sonmez, the game of poker, and a desire to start sharing what he knew. He has [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:04:45-04:00November 15th, 2018|Meet the Developer|

Meet the Developer: Introducing Anupam “Show Me the Code” Chugh

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing and advertising to developers, you absolutely should. “Meet the Developer” helps you discover the person behind the code. Learn who they are, why they write about developing, and how they experience the advertising and content you are throwing at them. I had the great pleasure of corresponding with Anupam Chugh. Anupam is a contributor to the developer-to-developer community, JournalDev. He likes to share his knowledge as well as learn from others. If you want him to click on an ad [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:04:53-04:00November 7th, 2018|Meet the Developer|