We are excited to announce that the platformOS Developer Portal has won all three categories it was nominated in at the DevPortal Awards 2022:
DevPortal Awards 2022
The DevPortal Awards showcases and celebrates innovative developer portals and the teams behind them.
With a world-class jury of respected industry experts who thoroughly review each nominee, the jury looks for developer portals that deliver the best solutions available today, and that push the boundaries of what are believed to be the key components of a developer portal into the future.
In 2022, 41 developer portals were nominated in 15 categories. Each nominee competes for the best overall and the community prizes which will be announced at the next DevPortal Awards 2022 Gala on 15 December.
Best Community Outreach & Support
Best Findability of Products in a DevPortal
Best API Reference Documentation
Best Visual Design
Best Accessible DevPortal
Best International & Localized DevPortal
Best use of Analytics in a DevPortal
Best New DX Innovation
Best DevPortal Beyond REST Platforms
Best DevPortal for Citizen Developers (Low/No-Code)
Best served API Business Model
Best use of Monetization
Best Overall Developer Portal
The DevPortal Awards are a peer-reviewed award where jury members are invited and assigned to categories according to their expertise. In 2022, 11 judges worked on assessing the portals:
Alex Akimov: Passionate about great Developer Experience and all components of it: intuitive API design, versatile developer tools, simple and comprehensive technical documentation, empowering developer community and authentic developer relations. Alex, as Head of API at Adyen was responsible for APIs that processed more than €500BN in 2021. Currently he is building an API Platform at Monite. Follow him on Linkendin and Twitter.
Alvaro Navarro: Developer Advocate and Open Source lover, Alvaro worked for over a decade developing and advocating technologies at companies such as Airbus and Amadeus. He is currently working as Developer Advocate at Spotify for Developers, serving as a bridge between external developers and the engineering team. One of his main tasks is ensuring developers have the best Developer Experience possible when using Spotify technologies by building prototypes using Spotify APIs or writing documentation and tutorials.Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.
Anne Gentle: Anne is an industry-recognized author whose books promote collaboration among developers and writers. She works as a developer experience manager at Cisco DevNet, the developer program for Cisco platforms to connect, secure, and automate. With her team of experts, she supports developer tools for API design, developer documentation, and developer education including infrastructure integration. She wrote a book called Docs Like Code to demonstrate developer tools and workflows like GitHub and automated publishing and code integration, applied in the technical writing world. She proudly serves on the Workforce Advisory Committee at Austin Community College, pushing the field towards future opportunities in API and developer documentation. Follow Anne on Linkedin and Twitter.
Anthony Roux: Anthony leads the Developer Relations team at Miro, helping developers build the future of collaboration. Before that, Anthony worked 10 years in the travel industry, 8 of them working on developer-facing products. He built and led the DevRel and API Product Management team at Amadeus, helping startups make travel stressless and accessible to everybody. In his free time, Anthony loves skiing, hiking, and traveling. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.
Anthony Sansone: Anthony has spent 20+ years in the computer hardware, software, and services, specializing in data protection and user security. He has broad experience developing and maturing people and processes in IT groups and departments. His experience ranges from startups to large multinational companies. Follow Anthony on Linkedin and on Twitter.
Bob Watson: Bob is Senior Technical Writer at Amazon Web Services. Through combining his extensive industry experience and academic research Bob aims to prepare tomorrow's engineers and technical communicators for the diverse challenges they'll face as professionals. You can read his blog at Docs By Design, where he ponders technical writing, API documentation, and the world in general.
Leah R. Tucker: Leah’s worked in various roles within the tech industry for 15+ years as: a web developer documenting UX standards for her team at HP, a programmer writer launching developer communities to drive documentation at AWS, a principal/staff writer designing APIs at Sabre and developer experiences at Stripe, a principal product manager of an API program and developer portal at Sabre, and as a software integration engineer, where she puts her different experiences into practice as a consultant by making developer experiences as frictionless as possible. Follow Leah on Linkedin and Twitter.
Matthew Revell: As founder of Hoopy, Matthew provides DevRel strategy consulting and developer targeted content to help clients across the world understand, reach, and work with software developers. He is also the founder of DeveloperRelations.com, the world's largest library of DevRel content, as well as founder of the DevRelCon global conference series. Follow Matthew on Linkedin and Twitter.
Meenakshi Khatri: Meenakshi has been working as API Product & Business specialist across various Fintech companies for over 12+ years. She brings a board range of professional experience in launching API-as-a-product and services, roll-out API Innovation transformation programs and building API-related Phygital experience across various industries. Previously worked as Java developer for 6+ years; she understands how to explain Technical jargons easily to the non-technical folks and closely monitors the design and development of APIs in providing best-in-class solutions for customers.
In her current role, she works as Global Product Manager, where she launched API Innovation program across Financial services and Card Issuance services and Leads the development of API-innovation solutions to serve global markets. Follow her on Linkedin and Twitter.
Michael Meng: Michael is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Merseburg University of Applied Science, where he now teaches courses on text analysis, text production, research methods and cognitive psychology in the B. Eng. and M. A. programs in Technical Communication. He presents regularly at conferences such as the European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication, Write the Docs, or the annual tcworld/tekom conference. Follow Michael on Linkedin.
Sophie Rutard: Sophie has been working as API strategist for Allianz Trade (formerly Euler Hermes) for years, creating the first customer-facing API of the trade insurance industry, and putting in place a support team and developer portal accordingly. She also has been significantly contributing to EH’s digital transformation program, which resulted in a fully API and cloud-centric IT strategy that is currently being rolled out as a multi-year initiative. In her current position she is Program Manager for Datahub, which is the Backbone of the IT Target Platform in terms of real-time Streaming, Enterprise Datawarehouse, strategic KPI calculations and Data Lake / Algorithm Management Platform; It furthermore includes the Group Data and API governance teams. Follow Sophie on Linkedin.
Why we won
Each category lists specific requirements, standards, and best practices — various criteria that a winning nominee should fulfill. During the award ceremony, the judges shared their insights in an in-depth discussion and later explained how they selected the winner for each category.
Best Accessible DevPortal
In the Best Accessible DevPortal category, the Judges are looking for developer portals that follow specific guidelines and practices in order to cater to all users, with consideration for disability types and severity of impairment. This category highlights the standards and efforts that result in digital products accessible by the widest range of people.
According to the Jury, they were “pleasantly surprised to see that the PlatformOS Developer Portal team has taken so much care in the accessibility of their portal: from their wonderful Style Guide to the meticulous care of the contrast level in the images.”
This recognition means a lot to us. We deeply care about accessibility and have been continuously educating ourselves and improving the accessibility and inclusiveness of our devportal for years. We will keep advocating for accessibility on all platforms that are available to us, so please follow us if you’re interested in this topic.
Best New DX Innovation
The Best New DX Innovation category showcases trend setters that introduce new ways to boost developer experience, in discoverability, onboarding, developing, support, maintenance that should become the new normal for all developer portals.
Judges emphasized that “after creating an account, their guided onboarding process allows developers to set up a demo site in a single click, without having to validate your email address. This removes most of the onboarding friction and allows developers to discover and test their product in a few minutes.”
We strive to continuously pay attention to everything that impacts the developer experience on the platformOS developer portal like our target audience, onboarding, contribution, editorial experience, user research, our community, accessibility, inclusiveness, and sustainability. So this is a complex task that involves everyone’s work and input from our team and our community that we are very thankful for.
Best DevPortal Beyond REST Platforms
In this category, Judges are looking for developer portals that can unify interfaces from across a range of technologies, to create a systematic developer experience, and combine cataloging and documentation of individual assets with sense making and storytelling to help developers discover the right affordance for their project.
The jury appreciated the PlatformOS portal’s offering for developer flexibility, and the open explanation of the offered 3rd party API integrations.
We support any standards compliant frontend framework and have also embedded two open-source "Domain Specific Languages" into the platformOS core:
GraphQL and Liquid Markup
We have clear documentation for both, not just the open-source documentation that we synchronize with, but additional support and examples that have really helped our ecosystem of developers get up to speed. We also help developers transition from older frameworks to experiencing the power and flexibility of GraphQL, so we are very happy about winning this award.
Thank you to the organizers for all their work behind the scenes and the wonderful gala event, and the world-renowned judges for providing their expertise and for the amazing effort in evaluating all the nominees in the various categories.
We are honored and grateful for such great recognition. We would like to thank all members of our team and community who contributed to our developer portal by writing code, providing feedback, requests, edits, new content, or participating in user experience research. We couldn’t have achieved this without all of you.