Why on earth create an API (Application Programming Interface) to your code? Doesn't that just let others leverage your years of hard work? Yes! And that can be a great thing for your business and the longevity of your software.
At this meetup there will be short presentations from each speaker and a panel discussion about the key elements of creating, managing and marketing your API to the world.
Alex Salazar is the CEO and Co-Founder of StormPath - User Management and Authentication For Developers. Prior to starting Stormpath, Alex was a senior sales executive at IBM where he managed $30M+ accounts and was named Salesperson of the Year. He served R&D and Business units at ESPN, Viacom, Bloomberg, NBC/Universal, and Government entities. Prior to IBM, Alex was an enterprise software developer. He has a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Stanford University. Alex also lives in San Mateo and spends his scarce free time surfing and teaching his daughter to code. StormPath.com
Kin Lane is an API Evangelist. Not in the sense that I’m evangelizing a single API to you--In the sense that APIs are important for everyone to be aware of. I’m paying attention to not just the technical, but the business and politics of the web API movement. I share my insights by blogging on the business of APIs at apievangelist.com, politics of APIs at apivoice.com and you can find more information about me at kinlane.com. @kinlane
Chris Patterson is a senior architect for RelayHealth in Emeryville, CA, the connectivity business of the nation's leading healthcare services company. There he is responsible for the architecture and development of applications and services that accelerate care delivery by connecting patients, providers, pharmacies, and financial institutions. In 2012, he received his fourth consecutive Visual C# MVP award by Microsoft for his technical community contributions. @PhatBoyG