In light of current events and the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Future Developer Summit: Engaging Open Source Developers, scheduled for April 7-8 at Menlo Park, will now take place on October 6-7

You can see the announcement here.


Future Developer Summit 

where thought leaders discuss the future of developer marketing and developer relations

Engaging Open Source Developers

More than 20 years after Eric S. Raymond published The Cathedral and the Bazaar, open source software (OSS) is a mainstream approach to building developer communities. Kubernetes, React, Wordpress and Linux are used by developer communities in the millions. But where is the art and where is the science in engaging OSS communities?


This 5th Future Developer Summit brings together the leaders in developer relations, marketing and platforms to debate on open source developer challenges, business models, community standards, transitioning teams to open source and best practices for releasing OSS code.

Exclusive Event for Trailblazers in Developer Marketing and Relations

An invite-only, Director-level summit where the developer marketing and relations leaders debate best practices, learn and design better developer strategies.

The event brings together 80 Director/VP/GM-level thought leaders in developer marketing and relations to share experiences on:

  • how to design developer personas

  • how to engage open source developers

  • how to create world-class documentation

  • how to build live streaming communities and

  • how to put together a world-class a dev relations team



I met some awesome people, derived practical and useful knowledge, and felt a lot of love from folks who listened to my talk. You created a wonderful, safe environment that allowed for a real, candid conversation. I think the focus on D&I was a major factor in this.

Tim Falls, Digital Ocean



Companies that attended the Future Developer Summit 2019


11 lightning talks

  4 keynotes

    3 fireside chats

       3 panels