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Tuesday, September 11

9:10am PDT

eBay KEYNOTE: "Why Investing in API Development Matters"
Since joining eBay in 2014, Gail Frederick, VP Developer of Ecosystem and Services, has continually aimed to disrupt commerce with fresh ideas to create a more powerful buying and selling experience on the global marketplace. The revamping of eBay’s API platform has proved essential to this growth. eBay believes in an API-first mentality as it strives to become the world’s most powerful selling platform. Innovative APIs are no longer a “nice-to-have,” but rather an essential part of growing a successful business. In Q1 2017, external developers used eBay’s public sell APIs to drive more than $4.2 B GMV globally.

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Gail Frederick

VP, Developer Ecosystem, eBay
Gail Frederick is VP Developer of Ecosystem at eBay. She has also recently been named the General Manager of the eBay Portland office. Through the eBay Developers Program and eBay public APIs, Gail and her team make it easier for third-party developers to write code that integrates... Read More →

Tuesday September 11, 2018 9:10am - 9:35am PDT
Main Stage

11:00am PDT

August KEYNOTE: "Knowing the Client: Building Different APIs for Different Purposes"
Of course, all IoThings need APIs – otherwise, they'd just be Things. One of the major benefits of IoT is that the interface and device are separated – you don’t need to build a physical keyboard interface into the device to control the Thing. Now, you can use mobile and Web technology to control and monitor devices so how well you designing and developing your mobile application APIs becomes even more important. Attendees will learn: * The importance of segmenting your architecture * When to build a “generic” interface that considers the broad set of customers that might access the app or device vs a narrowly-focused API that serves a device-specific function * How to integrate segmented APIs into a coherent system * How to implement logging in order to understand the function and performance of segmented architectures * Some of the pitfalls of device-specific APIs and how to avoid them

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Christopher Dow

Chief Technology Officer, August Home, Inc.
Christopher Dow is the CTO for August, where he is responsible for technology strategy. Christopher joined August in February 2013 as the first engineer, building and managing the software team before becoming CTO in July 2017.Prior to August, Christopher Dow was senior vice president... Read More →

Tuesday September 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Main Stage

4:00pm PDT

KEYNOTE: Making Great APIs
You’ve designed, tested, documented … and now you have a great API. Now what? In this talk, Abhinav will review his perspective on the best ways to take that great API, get it into the hands of developers, and become part of the API eco-system. Many of these tips start with the API itself: is the design developer-friendly? Is the API documentation useful, accurate, and kept up-to-date? Some are related to ongoing communication and updates: how often is the API updated, and how are changes communicated? Some are marketing-focused - where to be included: lists, marketplaces, exchanges? While focused on promoting a public API, many of the tips in this talk apply to private and internal APIs, which comprise the majority of APIs used today.

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Abhinav Asthana

VP/Marketing, Postman, Inc.
Abhinav is an experienced developer and entrepreneur. He wrote the first free Postman app in 2012, when he first began working with APIs, because he realized that *hated* cURL. He envisioned a simple client for HTTP requests, to help him get beyond simple GET and POST requests and... Read More →

Tuesday September 11, 2018 4:00pm - 4:25pm PDT
Main Stage
Wednesday, September 12

9:25am PDT

KEYNOTE: Democratizing APIs: Why APIs Aren't Just for Programmers
Nearly all APIs are designed solely with developers in mind, but are you losing valuable opportunities to connect with your end users? Your product's value isn't in your API; it's defined by how your users consume it. In this talk, Wade Foster will share examples of APIs for the 99%, valuable lessons learned in helping non-coders consume APIs, and why an API-first world is in our future.

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Wade Foster

CEO and Co-Founder, Zapier
Wade Foster is the CEO and co-founder of Zapier, a workflow automation tool used by over two million people to connect the work apps they use every day. Prior to Zapier, Wade worked as a customer development lead for The Idea Works, Inc. in Missouri. He is an alumni of Y Combinator... Read More →

Wednesday September 12, 2018 9:25am - 9:50am PDT
Main Stage

11:00am PDT

KEYNOTE: Reinvigorating an API Platform
Your free API makes it easy for developers to build great apps, and your enterprise API drives revenue and supports complex business requirements. Yet, supporting both a free AND an enterprise API comes with challenges. This is especially true when working to strike a balance that encourages flexibility and innovation for many types of developers and businesses. In this presentation, Twitter’s Adam Tornes and Cassie Stewart will discuss the evolution of the Twitter API platform and the work underway to unify the APIs and optimize for scale, monetization — and ultimately for innovation.

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Cassie Stewart

Product Marketing Manager, Twitter Developer Platform, Twitter
Cassie Stewart - Product Marketing Manager, Twitter Developer Platform Cassie is a Product Marketing Manager at Twitter, where she owns the product marketing strategy for the developer platform and data products. Previously, Cassie was a Senior Product Marketing Manager at SendGrid... Read More →
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Adam Tornes

Sr. Product Manager, Twitter Developer Platflorm, Twitter
Adam is Senior Product Manager at Twitter, where he leads many of the product and engineering initiatives related to Twitter's API platform and data business. Prior to joining Twitter, Adam was an early employee and PM at Gnip, where he launched and managed many of the company's core... Read More →

Wednesday September 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Main Stage

3:00pm PDT

RapidAPI KEYNOTE : "The API Management Market"
The API economy has grown tremendously over the past decade – from a set of futuristic platform to a set of core technologies at the base of modern applications. This talk will provide an overview + updates on the growth of the API economy and API management spaces, as well as the future of the API platforms.

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Iddo Gino

Iddo Gino is the Founder and CEO of RapidAPI. Part of Forbes 30 Under 30 list, he's a 2017 Thiel Fellow. Previously, he was a Co-organizer of Hacking Gen Y.Iddo has been programming since he was a kid and continues to contribute to open-source projects. Originally from Haifa, Israel... Read More →

Wednesday September 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Main Stage