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Evans Data Empowers Development Decisions

By Marthe Rana
Evans Data Corporation

January 11, 2017 – Santa Cruz, CA

Founded in 1998 by Janel Garvin, Evans Data Corporation (EDC) provides market research, market intelligence, and strategic planning in the software development industry.

A recognized industry leader in strategic market intelligence focused on all areas of development from software to hardware to mobility, located a few blocks from downtown Santa Cruz.

“I founded the company in Santa Cruz after many years commuting over the hill to my high tech employers,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data. “Santa Cruz is a heavenly place to live and that by itself is a great employee benefit.”

EDC has over 18 years of in-depth and focused experience working with high-tech professionals and are experts in analyzing technology trends and attitudes.

EDC’s research is based on comprehensive surveys with developers who are representative of the population, and so produce results that can be projected onto the larger development universe.

Services include bi-annual Strategic Reports covering a vast array of development disciplines such as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Cloud Development, Mobile Development, Global Development and annual Tactical Marketing Reports covering a topics such as Developer Marketing and Developer Relations Programs. In addition, Evans Data conducts the Global Developer Population and Demographics Study, citied by global influencers as the gold standard in population estimates. “The methodology Evans Data has created to produce this report is the most comprehensive developed for aggregating, analyzing and predicting developer populations globally.” – Forbes, October 2016

Apart from over 12 syndicated surveys annually, EDC conducts custom primary research tailored to client specifications that derive insightful answers to product, marketing, or trend questions. Interviews are based on statistically significant sized samples within the time frame you need while reports give thorough analysis to all questions and an overall summary.

“We have never introduced bias in our panel by recruiting from a vendor list or a media source that is skewed toward a particular technology. Consequently our clients can be sure the results they receive are actionable to empower their development decisions, and our analysts speak with solid authority,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp.

DevNet – Evans Data Developer Panel

When conducting demand-side primary research it becomes important to recruit the participants (or samples) from sources that are as unbiased as possible. During the years that EDC has been recruiting developers to participate in surveys this ideal has continuously been foremost in our efforts. The EDC panel of developers includes about 75,000 professional developers in over 80 countries.

Evans Data Developer Relations Conference 2017

Evans Data Developer Relations Conference is the leading event to meet and network with the developer relations, developer marketing and ecosystem professionals in the industry.

The 13th annual Developer Relations Conference will be held on March 26th-28th in Palo Alto, CA and will feature speakers from Uber, IBM, Intel, SAP, Evans Data, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Samsung, Shopify, VMware, Walgreens, Ford Motor Company, and Adobe plus legendary evangelist Guy Kawasaki.

In an one-of-a-kind event, developer relations experts from leading companies in the software, telecom, IoT, Cloud and outside industries will come together to discuss best practices and reveal the techniques behind their success. View the schedule here!

DevRelate – Community for Developer Relations Professionals

In September of 2016, Evans Data Corp Welcomed Developer Relations Industry Guru David Intersimone “David I” as VP of Developer Communities to run DevRelate, an online academy and community center for developer relations professionals.

At DevRelate, you can learn the basics and explore advanced techniques for creating and growing a developer program through online courses that are based on over 18 years of developer research.

“I am very excited to join Evans Data and immediately start helping the many global companies that are reaching out to developers to enhance their current business successes and create new business opportunities” said David I. Additionally, David said, “Providing developer program assessments and workshops that are driven by Evans Data’s wealth of developer research data will ensure that every company can be successful in their developer outreach.”

DevRelate also offers program assessment and workshops by one of the top Developer Relations professionals in the industry. During David I’s forty-three years as a developer, development manager, developer community executive and chief evangelist, he has created a thriving global developer community, thousands of articles, videos and blog posts. View more information about Developer Program Advisory Workshops and Assessments here.

DevMetric – Reviews of Development Tools by Developers

DevMetric allows developers to give their reviews of development tools, libraries and frameworks. Members can browse through categories of developer tools, give recommendations, rate tools and provide reasons for disliking specific tools or frameworks.

Suffice to say, within this local gem, located in the heart of Santa Cruz there is an ever expanding ecosystem supported by years of research helping organizations to empower their development decisions.

To learn more about the Evans Data, please visit our website or give us a call at 800.831.3080.

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