Developer Circles Atlanta is a community-driven program that's free to join and open to any developer. We are led by two members of the local community who act as leads for the circle, organizing events offline and managing a local online Facebook community.
Developer Circles are forums to share knowledge, collaborate, build new ideas, and learn about the latest technologies from Facebook and other industry leaders. Whether a member of a circle is a student learning how to code, a developer looking to turn an idea into a reality, or an experienced coder searching for the latest Facebook product and open source tool updates, Developer Circles empowers a diverse range of technical talent to improve their skills and access the information they need. By fostering stronger communities and creating more technical awareness, our goal is to empower developers, similar to existing Facebook programs like FbStart, which for the past several years has focused on helping early-stage startups succeed.
Developer events, conferences, and hackathons take place everywhere. But we often hear that it’s hard to maintain the momentum, collaboration and knowledge-sharing in between events. With Developer Circles, in addition to hosting meetups and hackathons, we have a local circle with a dedicated Facebook Group where our members can continue the conversation between meetups.
In our dedicated Facebook Group, developers can share code, links, videos, and anything else they would already share on Facebook. We are piloting Facebook Groups features with our Developer Circles communities, like social learning units comprised of sequential training that allow developers to deepen their knowledge on topics like React and Bots in Messenger.
In addition to fostering online and offline community and collaboration, we want to help developers gain new skills. We are partnering with Udacity, one of the largest online training platforms in the world, to launch custom Facebook training programs for our Developer Circles community, which will be available via Developer Circles Facebook Groups, our website, and on Udacity.