You have read my earlier piece, Cloud Stocks and PaaS: Which SaaS Players Will Win in PaaS, articulating a vision for a large number of SaaS players evolving into PaaS ecosystems.
We’ve been talking to a lot of PaaS developer ecosystem leaders, and one of the key issues they’re dealing with is the challenge of training a large number of developers at scale.
My observation is that there are two kinds of training required to build a thriving ecosystem: Technical and Business.
At the beginning of a developer ecosystem, the developer tools, SDKs, APIs, documentation, tutorials, etc. that drive a thriving developer ecosystem have to be developed and managed in-house.
Of course, as ecosystems mature, channel partners should be developed to additionally scale the training. There are numerous small businesses all over the world that specialize in technical training. Recruiting a network of these to deliver training is key.
Additionally, MOOCs like Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, Pluralsight, LinkedIn Learning are good places to set up online learning material to support developers.
This is squarely our domain. We see a number of categories of developers who need business training within developer ecosystems:
We’re in conversations with platforms that have hundreds of thousands, and in some cases, millions of developers.
How do you train such large numbers in technology entrepreneurship?
Well, this is what we’ve been doing for over a decade.
Here are some resources:
Part of the trick of scalable training is to make it (a) virtual (b) affordable.
We have cracked that code.
If you want to explore, please reach out.
This segment is a part in the series : Cloud Stocks and PaaS