SF developer meetup recap, and upcoming events

// By JJ Kass • Jan 03, 2018

In December Dropbox hosted a developer meetup at our San Francisco HQ. We had such a good time that we’ve already scheduled our next event for later this month in New York City.

Today we wanted to share some of the fun from the SF meetup with you.

Developer meetup hosted in Dropbox’s coffee shop, little r, and catered by the Dropbox Tuck Shop.

Of course, there was endless food and refreshments provided by the Dropbox Tuck Shop. Everyone received tours of our HQ and new swag (some of the first since our brand redesign). 

Ross Piper, Dropbox’s Product Head of Ecosystem and Developer Platform, gave a presentation outlining the vision for the DBX Platform, and several members of the Dropbox Engineering team participated in a panel showing off their work with our APIs.

Ross Piper, Product Head of Ecosystem and Developer Platform, presenting DBX Platform focus areas
Dropbox panel with JJ Kass, Head of Developer Programs, Tina Schuchman, Engineering Head of Ecosystem, Daniel Phan, Partner Platform Engineer, and Daniel Millen, Strategic Integrations Engineer

Throughout the evening developers provided the Dropbox team with a lot of valuable feedback on where we should focus in 2018 and got into deep conversations about their integrations and use cases.

Some key takeaways from these discussions were: (1) The productivity landscape is evolving fast and developers are unlocking new use cases; (2) Almost all apps contain file storing, sharing, and collaboration functionality for their users— which require a wide range of features on the backend that can be difficult to develop; and (3) compliance and governance are increasingly important for nearly all apps. We also heard many stories of developers who have been able to accelerate development time and scale by having the Dropbox APIs manage the heavy-lifting of their apps.

Thanks to all the developers who attended our San Francisco event—we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!

Interested in attending a future Dropbox Developer Meetup?

Our next meetup will be at the Dropbox office in New York City on January 30, 2018. Visit the event page to get more information and RSVP.

You can also let us know where you think we should host future events by filling out this form.

We look forward to meeting you soon! 

Build with Dropbox Swag
Gathering feedback on our 2018 roadmap
Great conversations happening throughout the evening
Dropboxers and developers discuss 2018 focus areas
Appetizers provided by the Tuck Shop before the pizza dinner

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