Working with thousands of highly talented and creative people is an essential part of what makes us tick. Our Developer Relations and Developer Program teams work with the Leap Motion developer community to provide support and knowledge about our platform, and with individual developers to help bring their apps to the world. Meet Avi and Kiwi – two key people on our community teams.
What does the developer community mean for Leap Motion?
Kiwi: Developers are the lifeblood of Leap Motion. Without a strong community of talented developers sharing in this vision and making great software, we couldn’t exist. It’s a tightly coupled ecosystem – our technology combined with great software from developers around the world.
How does your team work with Leap Motion developers?
Kiwi: Our goal is to ensure a healthy, growing, and engaged developer community, and it’s my job to make sure developers get all the help they need to get their apps into Airspace. I’m always on the lookout for developers with great ideas, great apps, or who just want to be active in the community.
Avi: Our team works directly with individual developers. What I like about the community is that it gives the opportunity for anybody to rise to the top. Sometimes these smaller guys/girls from the community get really hot – they’ll build something cool, post it on YouTube, and if they could use our support, we’ll contact them. We’re willing to with work with devs to help wherever we can. We match great brands with great developers, to see what they can create together.
What gets you excited about working at Leap Motion?
Kiwi: It’s great to be part of such a talented group of people. I strongly feel we have an opportunity to change the world and the way we think about computing and technology in general. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of that vision.
Avi: There’s something new every day – we’re laying the tracks and driving the train at the same time. This is something that’s never been done before, and we have the chance to plant our flag. A lot of the developers look to us for best practices, and it’s pretty awesome to have that impact. It’s also about seeing what developers create – they surprise you. We give them the tools, but they take it to a whole new level.
Avinash “Avi” Dabir (@bringmedabir) is the Director of Developer Relations at Leap Motion. Michael “Kiwi” Sutherland (@kiwi) is the Developer Program Manager. To join future developer community events, join our Meetup group, Leap Motion Developers.