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New Live Webinars and Coding Sessions on Twitch

We’re launching step-by-step tutorials on how to build with our APIs starting in May

Join us on Twitch

At the end of last year, we took a step back to reflect on our areas of growth and success in 2019 and our plans for 2020 in our year-end blog post. Two of our big goals for 2020 have been to continue to improve your experience on the developer portal, and to focus more on educational content. We have been working on these goals since the beginning of the year, and we are very excited to announce the launch of our live webinars and coding sessions on Twitch!

Twitch is a platform that our developers already use, so we’re excited to bring fun and educational content to a platform that you love. These webinars are an opportunity for us create an energetic environment where the audience gets to know us both as developer advocates, and the topics we’re covering.

Myself and other TomTom Developer Advocate Jose Jose Rojas will be talking about basics to get everyone started using the TomTom APIs, and will then go forward teaching topics that we specialize in here at TomTom with the hopes of inspiring you to build new projects and an opportunity to learn how to simplify advanced mapping topics.

All sessions are at 12:00 PM PST/9:00 PM CET. And if you miss a live session, the recordings will be available to view at your convenience. To join in, just visit https://www.twitch.tv/tomtomdevs/.

Here is a list of our upcoming dates and topics:

May 5

Maps 101: Getting Started with the TomTom SDK for Web

We’ll walk you through downloading the SDK, setting up your map display with HTML, and how to implement basic search in a few steps!

May 19

Directions APIs: Route Basics and Setup

We'll be talking about route types, displaying a route and instructions. 

June 16

Fleet Management Part 1: Truck Routing

Learn more about our unique routing tools, which use dimensions of tricks for better pleet management.

June 30

Asset Tracking Part 1: Introduction to Geofencing

Geofencing is an important topic for privacy and asset tracking - we'll show you how to set up fences and recieve reports. 

July 14

Fleet Management Part 2: Matrix Routing

Picking up where we left off with basic fleet management, we'll talk about displaying options and selctiong multiple destinations. 

If you’re curious about reading up on some of these topics in the meantime, our blog on our developer portal is a great resource for learning more about different ways to use our APIs and SDKs:

If you’d like to learn more about the features of our APIs and SDKs, check out some of our product pages:

Lastly, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter at @ovahsen, and/or Jose at @jj_r_ealo.

We are excited to start this journey on Twitch to help you build different. We love coding, we love mapping, and we love our community – catch you on the first livestream!

First published: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 22:19
Last edited: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 19:48