Xpring, Ripple’s investment arm and developer platform has announced the launch of a forum and a community page. These initiatives are part of a new function at Xpring, called developer relations (DevRel for short).
What is DevRel?
With over 80% of employees working on product and engineering, that is the heart and soul of Xpring. Given that, DevRel is the ears and mouth of Xpring. Xpring wants to listen more than to speak, and that is why DevRel has two ears and one mouth.
Xpring engages developers in three different ways:
Today, Xpring is focused on producing the content that makes it easier for developers to access blockchain technology and digital assets through: technical documentation, sample code, tutorials, video demos; and also written posts on Xpring’s blog and new forum. If you’re the Twitter type, then you can also follow Xpring on @XpringDev for more frequent updates. For Xpring, content is a way to extend its reach to engage the 20+ million developers around the world.
Xpring will also be increasing its presence at events globally – including hackathons, conferences, and meetups – to meet and engage with developers and the community directly. Xpring also uses events as a way to gain valuable insights and direct feedback from developers, on the tools, services, and programs that they are building.
It was only recently that Xpring attended the XRP community NYC meetup, with more events (hackathons, conferences, and meetups) son to follow.
Finally, Xpring provides technical support through dedicated partner engineers and channels for helping developers in real-time with all their payment needs, but Xpring will share more on this function at a later stage.