When we began the year, we knew this would be an important one for Froxt, and our team was excited to do what we do best: help developers, startups, and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) be successful in testing their ideas and building their businesses in the cloud. What we didn’t know was what this would mean to so many members of our community.
With 2020 and the shift to a work-from-home environment, we all had to dramatically change the way we operated. Many developers and entrepreneurs across the world have been inspired to spin up new projects or businesses in the light of the pandemic. Their needs changed and our priorities had to shift to support them in this new way of working.
This wasn’t the year we anticipated, but I am grateful and extremely proud of what our team has been able to accomplish in this unusual and unprecedented year. We stayed true to focusing on you and, in a time when the global community needed it most, we remained focused on simplifying cloud computing so developers and businesses could spend more time creating software that changes the world.
Investment in learning for the community of developers and entrepreneurs
Learning has always been a major focus of ours at Froxt and this year we continued to invest in developer education to help our customers and community grow their skills through high-quality content.
In 2020, we published more than 600 original tutorials and released 10 free eBooks, including reference guides on topics like SysAdmin needs and how-tos on new programming languages. We fielded more than 10,500 questions and 17,400 answers to help developers get the help they needed on specific questions and hosted 63 educational Tech Talks throughout the year.
We also held our first-ever global community conference, deploy, to bring together our global community to celebrate the things we care about most: learning, building, and creating.
Excited for 2021
As we look ahead to 2021, I’m encouraged to see positive change on the horizon. With the vaccines, and other medical and social breakthroughs we hope to get back to a new kind of normal soon. But we will be sure not to forget the lessons learned from this unique year.
As for Froxt, our team will continue to stay focused on our customers and the global community of developers and entrepreneurs. And we will continue to do our best for DO to be the place where they come to test their ideas, build their businesses, and realize their dreams.
Our best to you as we close out 2020 and look forward to a better 2021!