Welcome to Devtalk - the brand new discussion and content discovery platform for developers!
If you’ve been searching for an exciting new community to be a part of then you may have found the perfect one! With a focus on progress and empowerment, we’re aiming to be more than just a platform - we want to help you be the best you can be - and we’d love for you to help us be the same
Devtalk is hoping to become the de facto place where developers can:
- Post links to news, blog posts, articles, libraries and projects
- Start discussions and ask questions
- Make friends and build teams
- Quickly and easily see what’s been happening in the dev world
In short you can start the conversation, join it, or if you’re too busy to be active daily, simply catch up and follow things as and when you get time; our trending lists should help you see what’s been happening in tech and what might be worth checking out!
Members of the Month
Platforms like this would be nothing without helpful members like you. Whether that’s through keeping members updated by regularly posting news or other interesting threads, or helping them the good old fashioned way by answering questions. If you consistently add value to the community we are likely to notice - and we aim to recognise and reward 50 of you per year with an eBook of your choice from PragProg or Manning!
Check out our Members of the Month scheme thread for more details!
We’ve also organised some fantastic giveaways for you - where every month you’ll get the chance to win one of SIX prizes!!
- Win an eBook from The Pragmatic Bookshelf - TWO winners a month!
- Win an eBook from Manning Publications - TWO winners a month!
- Win a years worth of AppSignal - worth $468!
- Win a course from The Pragmatic Studio - worth up to $200!
Want one of the above but can’t wait? No problem, we’ve got you covered there too…
- Get 35% off any eBook published by The Pragmatic Bookshelf!
- Get 35% off any item at Manning!
- Get 10% off your first year at AppSignal!
- Get 20% off any course at The Pragmatic Studio!
Simply use coupon code “devtalk.com” at checkout (or just ‘devtalk’ for AppSignal). Where applicable, this coupon can be used for as many items and as many times as you like!
Please note that the The Pragmatic Bookshelf or Manning Publications coupons can only be used for items published by them (so cannot be used for items that they merely distribute). These coupons can also only be used for regular priced items (so not in conjunction with any other offers or sales).
Our Launch Partners
None of the above would be possible without our sponsors. In our first year our partners are helping us give away over $10,000 worth of prizes - we simply couldn’t do it without them. Please show your support by visiting them:
If you’d like to join this esteemed list, please email sponsorships[a][t]devtalk[d][o][t]com.
In The Spotlight!
Proudly in association with our friends at The Pragmatic Bookshelf, every month we will host a number of Spotlights in our Spotlight section. These will consist of an interview followed by the thread being opened up to questions from you, the Devtalk community.
But there’s more!
Every month The Pragmatic Bookshelf will run a Spotlight on one of their authors, and, after user questions have run their course, one participant from the thread will be randomly selected to win one of that author’s books!
That’s not all - we will also run a number of Spotlights throughout the year ourselves. These spotlights will be on Devtalk members or other interesting people in the industry. In these, the person being interviewed will receive an eBook from PragProg
As a highly community-orientated platform we love things like this! Thank you PragProg for helping make it happen!
While speaking of PragProg, they’ve told us they’re intending on Devtalk becoming one of their primary community channels - in fact we’ll be hosting errata for them! They are also keen to use the platform to discuss ideas about future books, get feedback on existing ones… and even find prospective authors! We’re really excited about this and can’t wait to see whether we’ll be reading books from members of Devtalk one day!
From the very beginning we’ve been planning Devtalk to be a fair and useful platform for the entire industry. To help us achieve this we have enlisted the help of respected friends of Devtalk from various corners of the industry - many have made their mark and helped shape the industry into what it is today …and we hope they will help us achieve our aims as well as continue to help shape it into what it might become tomorrow
You can read more about our panel on our About page.
This is just the beginning. Where we go from here depends on you
We hope you’ll share our vision and help usher progress. We hope you’ll help others by talking about cool tech you’ve discovered and are excited about, or about tech you’ve found has helped you and could potentially help others. We hope you’ll support each other by answering each other’s questions and by the sharing of knowledge and ideas. We hope you’ll network and partner on cool projects, whether open source or otherwise. Above all, we hope you’ll enjoy your time here and leave a better and better connected developer than when you arrived.
Looking ahead, we’ve already discussed a number of possible related projects, which, we hope, will be just as fun and useful as Devtalk itself. Needless to say we’re very excited about what the future might hold!
We hope you are too, and if any of what we’ve said resonates with you enough to sign up - welcome to the community - we can’t wait to talk!