Developer websites like the Intel® Developer Zone provide amazing tools, resources and support. However, too often what is missing from developer communities, is context to what the developer community is actually working on. Not only is the community in the dark but the host who is working to provide the community tools, resources and services is also unaware of what the work their tools and resources are supporting.
Intel Developer Mesh, part of the Intel® Developer Zone, aims to change that by enabling the sharing of new and inventive work to inspire the community and to spark collaboration between the community and Intel. Not only is Developer Mesh a way to find out what the community is doing it’s a place for developers to showcase their work and get noticed by peers and by Intel whether be it AI research, VR applications, or new IoT product ideas.
Developer Mesh allows developers to create a digital sign post of all of their work, projects, or applications to connect with peers, subject matter experts and Intel for collaboration, feedback and support. Developers can post photos, descriptions, videos, and link to repositories for any projects or future projects they are working on. Other developers can follow projects or developers, add to the conversation on interesting work, or join projects for collaboration.
Follow these steps and best practices to post work to Developer Mesh.
- What to Post: We encourage the posting of any and all interesting work, either being planned, in research, as a talk or speaker session, code under development, or a fully developed thing or application. The status of the work is less important than helping others know the kinds of work you are doing or even attempting to do. However it is critical you have the rights and permission to share the information about work you publish. Sharing is caring, but first be sure it's yours to share.
- Project Name: The project name should be a 1-3 word description that sums of the work. If the project is an application named such as "Beautifier", that name makes most sense here. If the project is an idea under development, put in the name of the idea "Beautifier App Idea". If the app idea is in the form of a talk it could be "AI Beautifier Technical Talk"
- Summary: This is a one sentence descriptor of the project that will help anyone quickly understand what your work is about. For example the Project "Beautifier App Idea" might mean any number of things. The summary should put it into context, i.e. "AI application idea that will automatically beautify and enhance any selfie photo". Now the project idea is clear.
- Title Image: This is the main photo for your project. It is suggested you put in an image that can draw interest and attention. A screen shot of the app or an image that represents the idea would be great. However make sure you have the rights to share whatever you are posting. For example, if you use an image of a certain mouse, property of large movie studio, you may want to rethink that. Also be aware when you share this project, this is the image that will likely be seen in social media, so make it a good image.
- Description: This is where you want to add more detail, but we suggest nothing more than a paragraph or two. It is recommended you describe some of the technologies you have used, are using, or plan to use. Finally if you are seeking collaborators you should explain how they can help the project. Example: "This AI application will be trained on beautiful photo characteristics using Tensor Flow and Open CV to adjust blemishes, skin tone, eye color, and wrinkles. Currently looking for collaboration from those skilled in UX and application design"
- Topics: Select from one or more topics but be sure the topic fits. You will not increase engagement and discovery by mislabeling topics.
- Groups: This option allows you to list your project in one or more groups you have joined. You may need to join a group first under the groups tab before you can assign your project to a group. Assigning to a group is a good way to have your project discovered by those with common interests.
- Images: You can add a gallery of images to your project. We encourage adding multiple images to showcase the work in project. This could be photos of the work in project, drawings or sketches for features, photos of people using the project, etc.
- Links: Links are crucial for the community to learn more, see, test or try your work. We do not expect you to host binaries, executables, zips, or downloadable content on Developer Mesh. We do expect however that you might have these on a 3rd party repository and linked from Developer Mesh. We also expect you might have blog posts or other media/articles about your work that would be helpful for the community. Link any relevant content to your post
- Collaborators: Many developers on this site are seeking or offering collaboration. Use this toggle to select whether your project is seeking collaboration.
- Video URL: Embedding a video to your project will increase viewership, retention and engagement. If you have a video of this project on YouTube, Twitch or some other source use this feature to add it to the project
With such work posted by the community, Developer Mesh becomes a common reference point for the community or Intel teams to seek out and engage developers on new and interesting work. Developer Mesh is a place for micro communities, such as maker spaces, student groups, boot camps and more to create their own place to showcase their work and engage with each other. On the Intel side, our programs like the Intel® Black Belt Program, Intel® Software Innovator Program and Intel® Student Ambassador Program regularly intersect with Developer Mesh as an initial point of contact for new candidates, project support, and developer affinity engagement.
Join Developer Mesh to showcase your own work with amazing developers around the world.