- APIs for Mobile, IoT, and Voice Assistants
Note: We're in the MobilityX Classroom on the 1st floor this week. The next generation platform for building mobile, IoT, and virtual assistant experiences and the APIs that support them Join us as we experience the evolution of the Appcelerator platform bringing mobile developers and API developers new and existing tools. See the platform in action with Amazon Alexa and the Amazon IoT Button. Lots of open discussion and feedback is encouraged. Plus, Axway Appcelerator swag and refreshments will be available. Speaker: Laura Heritage is the Director of Product Portfolio Management - Developer Platform at Axway, she is responsible for Axway's AMPLIFY developer experience. Laura is a frequent speaker, evangelist and industry expert on digital business transformation and API Lifecycle. Her current passion is building Alexa Skills.
- Behavior Testing your APIs
Beers, soft drinks and water provided. Spaced provided courtesy of @CapitalFactory! Title: Behavior Testing your API Summary: Most API testing is a joke. We have things that resemble Unit Tests which are really integration tests which really just wrap our personal understanding in just a bit of code. And at the end of the day, we’re still not sure it works. Instead, let’s flip the entire experience around and look at it from the API consumer’s point of view and confirm that we’re solving real problems for real users. In this talk, we’ll dive into some of the benefits of Behavior Driven Development and walk through some examples. Bio: Keith Casey currently serves on the Platform Team at Okta (https://www.okta.com/) working on Identity and Authentication APIs. Previously, he served as an early Developer Evangelist at Twilio and before that worked on the Ultimate Geek Question. His underlying goal is to get good technology into the hands of good people to do great things. In his spare time, he helps build and support the Austin tech community, blogs at CaseySoftware.com and is fascinated by monkeys. He is also a co-author of “A Practical Approach to API Design” from Leanpub (https://leanpub.com/restful-api-design). More info (https://caseysoftware.com/about-me)
- Consul for Service Discovery
Beers, soft drinks and water provided. Spaced provided courtesy of @CapitalFactory! Title: Using Consul for Service Discovery Summary: Consul is a distributed tool for service discovery, failure detection, and dynamic configuration for your microservices. Ed Vinyard will describe his experience with Consul over the past year in a heterogeneous production environment: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Bio: Ed Vinyard is a Sr Developer at uShip and an organizer for the Austin API Meetup.
- REST APIs for Real-time Messaging
Beers, soft drinks and water provided. Spaced provided courtesy of @CapitalFactory! Title: The evolution of REST APIs toward real-time Internet messaging Summary: Do your feel like REST is lacking something? Join me for a journey down the path of real-time Internet messaging! We'll cover: REST polling, long polling, conceptual push, notification push (APNS, GCM), realtime push, mobile network efficiency, and the draft specifications by the W3C and IETF. We’ll also touch on some of the business verticals that are embracing this transformation. Bio: Gordon McKinney is a Sr Solution Architect with a history of hands on technical work in telecoms, financial data feeds, and high performance messaging.
- Lightning Talks!
Beers, soft drinks and water provided. Spaced provided courtesy of @CapitalFactory! This time around, we'll have lightning talks. It's a great chance to talk in front of a group or share about something you find interesting. We're looking for 6-8 presenters for the evening. This month is presented in coordination with Austin Startup Week (http://atxstartupweek.com/). The Rules: - It must be API-related; - We want a minimum of five minutes, we cut you off at 15. - The themes are "Cool Tools," "Check out what I learned.." and "Here's something you should know about.." Technical demos are fine, pitches are not allowed. If you're interested in speaking, let us know! Current Speakers/Topics: • Civic APIs, Open Austin (http://www.open-austin.org/) • Cognitive Services APIs (https://www.microsoft.com/cognitive-services), Rachel Weil of Microsoft • ReDoc (https://github.com/Rebilly/ReDoc), Adam Altman of Rebilly • Kill your Config files with Consul (https://www.consul.io/), Ed Vinyard of uShip • Server-less architectures on AWS, David Venable of Allogy • GraphQL Intro (http://graphql.org/learn/), Tim Scott
- Favor Fail: When Your Critical Systems Collapse
Beers, soft drinks and water provided. Spaced provided courtesy of @CapitalFactory! Title: When Your Critical Systems Collapse Under a Flood of Tacos Synopsis: Owen Samuels (https://www.linkedin.com/in/owen-samuels-14893a2) (Technical Lead) and P.J. Tanzillo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/p-j-tanzillo-34220b3) (Head of Consumer Products) deconstruct the events of August 2nd... a day they refer to at Favor as the "Tacopacolypse". Hear how an unfortunate series of events, poor communication and technical failures (from algorithms to server loads) turned a marketing promotion into a public embarrassment. Learn what changes they made to process and systems to make sure this never happens again.
- Scaling APIs with Performance Testing
- It’s All About Dem Bots
Beers, soft drinks and water provided. Spaced provided courtesy of @CapitalFactory! Speaker: Tim Scott Did you notice that everyone’s talking about bots all of the sudden? Tech Crunch recently proclaimed that “Bots Are The New Apps.” Facebook just announced at F8 that bots are are coming to Facebook Messenger. Bot stores are popping up everywhere. Some say that bots will even supplant search. Meanwhile Slack continues to take over group collaboration. Let’s create a simple Slackbot in Ruby. It’s easy with the slack-ruby-bot gem. We’ll hook it up to a Slack group and deploy it to Heroku. We’ll talk a little about the bot landscape and the future of bots. Tim Scott is full stack developer, freelancer and sometime entrepreneur.