Ashley Hathaway

Ashley Hathaway

Ash works at Pivotal in NYC as a Senior Product Manager. Previous to Pivotal she lived and worked in Austin on the IBM Watson Developer Cloud as a Senior PM and Dev Evangelist for their API product offering. As a former designer she’s passionate about big systems thinking and user-centered activities. She loves The Astros but not as much as The Rockets.

Posts By: Ashley Hathaway

Tips On Building A Developer Community

These days, developer communities come in all shapes and sizes. There are tight-knit local meetups for niche programming languages. Groups form around everything from GraphQL to Docker, and massive online communities center around platforms like Github or Stack Overflow. And occasionally, communities emerge around company-specific API platforms too; take Twilio, Shopify, or Fidor, for example. Read more

Tips On Monetizing APIs

APIs are capable of bringing in millions of dollars of revenue. They expand a user-base, offer a wider go-to-market strategy, add new streams of revenue, and can be responsible in increasing product stickiness and user adoption. They can also burn bridges with developers, soak up precious development resources, and if not properly secured, offer threats to application security. Read more

The Art and Personalization of The API Documentation Experience

An API is a method of communication. At best it’s a tool to make building software easy, but at worse a time-waster and constant hassle. Good APIs abstract complexity and quickly provide clear valuable data, whereas bad APIs abstract too much, don’t allow for any customization, or aren’t clear and therefore are difficult to use. Read more

11+ Killer Open Data Sources and Free Visualization Tools

Data makes the world go round. The ability to pull, store, cleanse, train, move, mash, and extract data can mean success to a company. Those that can identify correlations and more importantly causations are steps above the rest. Compound this with ever increasing processing speeds, and analytics become even more accessible. Read more