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Platform API Design -- Daniel Jacobson, VP of Edge Engineering at Netflix

Daniel Jacobson, VP of Edge Engineering at Netflix, will be speaking about Platform API Design. 

• 6-6:15: Food, networking. 

• 6:15-6:30: Jeff Coble, Intuit -- Intro to the App Platform Architecture meetup group topics

•  6:30-7:15: Daniel Jacobson, Netflix -- Platform API Design

Summary of Daniel's Talk:

The Netflix API, although founded to support a large set of unknown public developers, is now focused on enabling a rich streaming experience on myriad devices to customers all around the world. As a result, the API consumers are now a small set of known developers, Netflix employees who develop the UIs across these various devices.  Nothing is more important in API design than knowing your consumers and the shift within Netflix has had profound impacts to the Netflix API design.  This presentation will go into detail on how the Netflix API has changed, what our current and future goals are, how these goals translate into how we operate, and how the patterns that we see are likely transferable to other API providers.

Daniel's Bio:

Daniel Jacobson is the Vice President of Edge Engineering responsible for the API and Playback Services at Netflix. These services enable the delivery of more than one billion streaming hours a month to Netflix users on more than 1,000 device types. Prior to Netflix, he was Director of Application Development at NPR, leading the development of NPR’s digital products and platforms including the NPR API. Daniel also co-authored the O’Reilly book, "APIs: A Strategy Guide."

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