API Design Considerations Beyond REST. In our past API Meetups, we have heard about the importance of good API design, both for mobile and for web, and how best practices can impact the developer experience of APIs. We have also looked at how REST and Hypermedia introduced web concepts and standards to API design which have made building integrations easier for developers. We have two great speakers for this meetup who will explore API design beyond REST, the more complex API design challenges enterprises face with scaling internal product development, as well as pragmatic advice for optimizing your API for great DX, or Developer eXperience.
6:15 - 6:30pm Networking
6:30 - 7:15pm Speaker #1, Daniel Jacobson, VP of Edge Engineering, Netflix
7:15 - 7:30pm Break
7:30 - 8:15pm Speaker #2, Jeremiah Lee, API Engineer, Fitbit
Daniel Jacobson VP of Edge Engineering, Netflix
API Design : A Separation of Concerns
Daniel Jacobson is the VP of Edge Engineering at Netflix, responsible for delivering Netflix content to hundreds of devices. Prior to Netflix, he was Director of Application Development at NPR, leading the development of NPR’s custom content management system. He also created NPR’s API which became the distribution channel for getting NPR content to mobile platforms, member station sites throughout the country as well as to the public developer community. Daniel also co-authored the O’Reilly book, “APIs: A Strategy Guide.”
Jeremiah Lee API Engineer, Fitbit
Good to Great: API Design Patterns Beyond REST
Jeremiah Lee thinks at the intersection of user experience design and software engineering. He believes UX is empathy as an applied science and that APIs are the new division of labor. Jeremiah has worked for Apple, Disney, and a variety of startups. He has extensive experience as a third-party developer and contributes to UX Magazine.