9:15 AM Sunday
Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 3rd and 4th 2015session

Irresistible APIs: Creating Platforms with Developers in Mind

Web APIs are relatively simple to implement, which leading to many ill-conceived APIs. Creating APIs that engage developers is more difficult, and this proposal outlines a process for API creation which results in a better API.

About This Session

When creating a new REST platform, the planning process frequently gets skipped (or is misunderstood) resulting in an ill-conceived API. I’ll walk you through the steps needed to create an API that developers love, and point out the common traps to avoid. The presentation will cover creating user stories, deciding on metrics, planning the API, design decisions, documentation and developer support. I will focus on creating a developer experience that will delight and amaze your developer partners and increase engagement with your platform. This talk will focus on higher level choices rather than HTTP architecture, and is appropriate for developers, product managers, or anyone else with an interest in achieving success for their API program. The Open API Ecosystem is an amazing opportunity for companies to partner with developers, but you really only get one chance to impress, so come learn how to make your company’s API an “A List” destination.

Time: 9:15 AM Sunday    Room: AD-123 

The Speaker(s)

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Kirsten Hunter

API Evangelist , Akamai

Princess Polymath is the API Evangelist for Akamai. She writes, talks and teaches developers how to be more efficient and happy.