This year is all about growth and sustainability for our community. We outlined four key initiatives in our 2018 outlook. Last week we kicked off memberships. Today, we're introducing our first sponsors.
We will be working with a few developer-focused companies every month to bring their message to our community. We are modeling our relationship after tech conferences that foster a healthy rapport and mutual benefit between sponsors and attendees. We think you'll find these partnerships good for all, but we've also built in the ability for all registered users to turn off sponsor displays where it is practical to do so. You can manage this from your settings.
Without further ado, I present you February's sustaining sponsors. I encourage you to take five minutes at some point to check out their services. These companies are doing interesting things, or else we wouldn't be working with them.
Triplebyte is a remarkably efficient job placement platform. So much about about landing at a great engineering org is having people in your corner during the process. Triplebyte qualifies you through a series of their own interviews in order to champion for you. I didn't quite understand until I took the quiz myself (for fun, I'm happy working on dev.to 😋). I'd suggest going through it yourself. It's a wonderful blind-spot-exposing experience.
Algolia's core product is extremely low-latency search which we make great use of on dev.to in a variety of ways. It powers our core search as well as the customization of your home feed based on the tags you follow. We have plans to integrate it elsewhere, as well. It has become one of the critical pieces of infrastructure for our whole offering — which, as you may know, is all about performance. Plus it's free to try.
Nylas provides email, calendar and contact sync APIs that can power pretty much any app that deals with these services. They are a strong engineering team who have written about their feats here on dev.to. Check out their work, it's fantastic. PS, Nylas wanted us to tell you that they're hiring, and they'd love to identify some candidates from the community.
It is going to be a great 2018. Thanks for being part of this community and look out for the next couple iniatives kicking off soon!