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How to get visible as a Theia adopter and contributorNovember 22, 2023 | 4 min Read
In the rapidly evolving landscape of technology, visibility and collaboration are key drivers of success. For companies leveraging Eclipse Theia, the open-source cloud & desktop IDE platform, getting listed as an adopter offers a unique dual benefit. This blog post delves into why and how companies should not only adopt Eclipse Theia but also actively contribute to and promote their engagement with this vibrant ecosystem.
1. Showcase Your Brand: Add Your Logo to Theia’s Website
Adding your company’s logo to the Theia website (https://theia-ide.org/) is a straightforward yet impactful way to demonstrate your adoption or contribution. This public acknowledgment not only increases your brand visibility but also fosters trust and growth within the ecosystem. To get your logo listed, visit https://ecdtools.eclipse.org/adopters/ and open a ticket. This small step can significantly enhance your brand’s perception in the tech community.
2. Visual Engagement: Share a Screenshot of Your Tool
Showcase the capabilities of your tool developed with Theia by sharing a screenshot on the Theia website (https://theia-ide.org/). This visual representation not only promotes your product, including a backlink to your tool website, but also inspires others about the potential uses of Theia. To contribute, add your tool to this file: https://github.com/eclipse-theia/theia-website/blob/master/src/utils/data.js. If you need assistance, please open an issue on GitHub.
3. Tell Your Story: Publish an Adopter Story
The power of storytelling in marketing is undeniable. Collaborate with the Eclipse Foundation to publish an “Adopter Story” – a detailed article about how your tool leverages Theia. This not only serves as excellent marketing for your product but also provides insights into practical applications of Theia, encouraging and inspiring the community. Previous examples include stories from Arduino and logi.cloud, demonstrating the diversity and capability of Theia in real-world scenarios. Check out these stories for inspiration:
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4. Engage with the Community: Join Regular Community Calls
Actively participate in Theia’s community by joining regular calls. There are two main formats:
Theia Community Calls: Scheduled every three months, these calls are an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest news, open discussion topics, and present your offerings through demonstrations. This is an invaluable platform for networking, learning about upcoming developments, and being part of the vibrant community of adopters.
Theia Dev Calls: Occurring weekly, these calls focus on current updates and discussions about ongoing development in Theia. They offer a more technical perspective and are ideal for staying abreast of the latest advancements and contributing to the development dialogue.
5. Influence Development: Contribute to Open Source Project
Taking an active role in Theia’s development is not just beneficial for the platform but also for your company. By opening issues and feature requests on GitHub, joining discussion forums, and potentially contributing to the open-source project, you influence the direction of Theia’s evolution. This involvement allows you to tailor Theia more closely to your needs, avoiding quirky workarounds in your product code, and ensuring Theia remains a cutting-edge platform that serves your company’s specific requirements and product strategy. Engaging in these discussions also means sharing your plans and developments, fostering an environment of open collaboration and innovation.
Engaging with Theia is more than utilizing a leading platform for tools and IDEs; it’s about becoming part of a vibrant ecosystem that values innovation and collaboration. By adding your logo, sharing a screenshot, and telling your story, you’re not just promoting your product – you’re contributing to the growth and dynamism of the Theia community. This engagement enhances your company’s visibility and influence, while driving the continuous growth and improvement of Theia.
If you are interested in building custom tools or IDEs based on Eclipse Theia, EclipseSource provides consulting and implementation services for Eclipse Theia as well as for web-based tools in general. Furthermore, if you want to extend Theia with features such as the toolbar or the test framework, EclipseSource provides sponsored development for Theia, too. Finally, we provide consulting and support for hosting web-based tools in the cloud. Get in contact with us to discuss your use case!