Developers + Data = the Future of Business - Alexis Ohanian, reddit

 

About this video

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit, shares his thoughts on why developers have the most valuable skill of this century and why companies should pay close attention to their needs. Ohanian challenges developers to make solutions that are more useful or engaging than the next best alternative and encourages companies to promote their platforms through hackathons and quality documentation.

Key Points

  • Why APIs for all things may not be constructive or practical
  • Learn if hackathons for all things are the best way to create value
  • The reasons to build on your own API

“Field of Dreams was a great movie. That slogan does not apply to the Internet. If you build it, they will not necessarily come. I’m sorry. It doesn’t matter how many rounded corners you put on the documentation. This actually has to show some value.”

Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder