Today, Box.net launched its Box Innovation Network, which encourages cloud partners like SnapLogic to help develop a vibrant ecosystem. I’ve already written about how SnapLogic can seamlessly integrate with complex developer ecosystems, so today I’m going to share the floor with Alex Willen, a developer advocate from Box.net, who has more details to share about the Box Innovation Network.
At Box, we’re huge proponents of driving innovation and openness in software development. It’s always a pleasure to work with companies like SnapLogic whose products and vision align with our own goals.
That’s why we’re excited to announce them as one of the founding partners in our newest platform program, the Box Innovation Network® (/bin). Designed to foster innovation in enterprise software, /bin will provide developers the tools they need, including technology, consulting and in some cases, even funding, to help them build and bring to market products that re-invent the way enterprises operate today.
But the Box/SnapLogic story doesn’t just start here. It really began in April 2010 when we launched the Box Snap, one of the first Snaps in the SnapStore. Earlier this year, it was the second-most downloaded Snap. Results like these clearly illustrate the power of not only SnapLogic’s suite of tools, which save customers the time and cost of custom development, but also the community that uses them.
We’re hosting an event at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco tonight to celebrate the launch of /bin. SnapLogic’s CEO Gaurav Dhillon will join us for a roundtable discussion on innovation, moderated by Caleb Garling of Wired.com, that will also feature Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator; Oren Teich, COO of Heroku and Jerry Chen, VP of Cloud and Application Services for VMware. We’ll also have presentations by Box’s CEO Aaron Levie and VP of Platform Chris Yeh, plus a keynote by Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup.
We’re taping the event and will be posting the video later. However, if you’re interested in joining us in person, send us an email at email@example.com. For more information about /bin, check out box.com/bin.