Metro Developer Coffee Chats a Success! Thank You Developers!

July 29th, 2016

Metro’s commitment to developers was well received following our informal “Coffee Chat” event designed to foster connections between and among Metro and the developer community.

Wednesday, Metro set aside some time for Developer Coffee Chats to enable dialogue between Metro’s API users and other developers. The informal event proved successful, with numerous developers taking advantage of the resources available to them (provided both by Metro and by their developer peers). Although several topics were discussed, the clear focal point was Metro’s Real-Time Train Position API, released last week through the General Manager’s CARe Initiative.

Metro Developer Coffee Chat Photo

Metro staff members engaged in various dialogues with third-party developers

At the event, several developers spoke with Metro’s API team to seek guidance regarding the technical backend of their apps and others simply showed Metro their work for feedback and suggestions for implementing new features. One attendee commented on the quality of Metro’s API documentation, crediting the documentation with enabling him to move from building local-apps and scripts to building a full-fledged Metro app using the APIs.

Beyond the ability to ask questions of Metro staff, perhaps the most notable part of the event was the opportunity for Metro’s developer community to connect with one another and foster relationships. All in all, despite the event officially ending at 6pm, numerous developers stayed beyond simply continuing the conversation and sharing their thoughts with likeminded individuals.

For those who haven’t already, please sign up for our Google Group and be sure to submit apps to the new App Gallery that we’re in the process of building.

We thank the developers for coming to the event and look forward to continuing our commitment to enhancing the customer experience through our exceptional developer community. And thank you to Compass Coffee for serving as our meeting space!

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