We're building a community for the cloud-minded

October 01, 2013

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Author PhotoBy Alex Maier, Google Cloud Platform Community Manager

Cross-posted with the Google Cloud Platform Blog

Developers using Google Cloud Platform can now talk to each other, and to Googlers, in a brand-new Google+ Community.

The new community is where we will share information about official Google Cloud Platform developer programs and events with you, to help more people get engaged. You can also get help from your peers, share your own stories and contributions, and find great developers to invite to join your project.

Along with our other forums, such as StackOverflow, the Google+ community helps newcomers find the right resources more quickly.

How can you contribute? There are many ways:
  • If you blog or know of any articles about Google Cloud Platform, you can share them with your fellow cloud developers in the new community.
  • This also goes for podcasters and video bloggers (vloggers). If your content is relevant to the Google Cloud Platform community, you can share it here.
  • If you are a public speaker, you can use the community to share a link to the event where you’ll be giving your relevant talk.
  • If you spend a lot of time helping people with technical questions, you can use the community to help new folks find answers and get started, for example by pointing them to the correct StackOverflow tag.
  • Got other kinds of relevant content? Share it here! Tutorials, podcast episodes, and videos of presentations about Google Cloud Platform—they’re all welcome in the new community space.

We’re just starting out with this new community, but we have big plans, and we want your ideas for making this space more useful and engaging for you, too. Share them with us in the community.

Alex Maier’s goal in life is to grow the Google Cloud Platform community stronger and more vibrant every day. She loves discoveries, science, and racing cars.

Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor