• February Meetup: API Design At Scale

    4009 Marathon Blvd

    Happy New Year! Many thanks to everyone who attended our end-of-year Holiday Meetup Mixer bash! We had a great time, and now we're ready to pivot to 2020. SPEAKERS ---------------------------------- Our keynote talk will be from Marc MacLeod, founder and CEO at Stoplight.io. He'll be talking about API Design At Scale. We'll also have a lightning talk from Justin Robertson, an API platform engineer at ShipStation. He'll be talking about lessons learned while managing an unmanaged API. LOCATION ---------------------------------- We meet on the third floor of the ShipEngine office at 4009 Marathon (located one block west of North Lamar between 40th and 41st streets, just behind Taco Shack). Parking is plentiful and free, and there will be signs to help you find the exact location. We'll have food plus beer and other drinks, and we'll pass out special T-shirts to anyone who wants to promote the Meetup around town. SCHEDULE ---------------------------------- 5:30 to 6:00 pm: Food, beer and other drinks, socializing 6:00 to 7:00 pm: Introduction, presentations, discussion and Q&A 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Stay, eat, drink and chat with fellow attendees OTHER INFO ---------------------------------- Please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to have. Send a message if you have any questions or ideas, and look for the signs to find the exact location. Oh, and feel free to bring friends! Do you have an idea for a future talk? We want to hear it! We’re interested in topics like API design, management, testing, documentation, tips & tricks, tools, emerging technologies, or anything else API related. Talk to a ShipEngine representative at the meetup, or email us at [masked]. Let us know if you’d like to give a lightning talk (5–15 minutes) or a feature talk (30–45 minutes). The details, just one more time: Event: Austin Homegrown API Meetup Time/Date: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 Location: The 3rd floor of ShipEngine's new office at 4009 Marathon Talks: Marc MacLeod of Stoplight.io (plus others) We look forward to seeing you in February!

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  • December: The Austin Holiday Tech Meetup Mixer

    4009 Marathon Blvd

    You won't want to miss this: For one night only, the members of the Austin Homegrown API Meetup are inviting all of the tech-focused Meetup groups in Austin to gather at our place for live music, fantastic food, plentiful drink and great socializing. Special thanks to our sponsors: ShipEngine, Redoc.ly and Realtor.com. Here are the details: Who: Anyone who attends or organizes a tech-related Meetup group in the Austin area What: The 2020 Austin Holiday Tech Meetup Mixer (including live music, food, drink, socializing/networking and more) When: From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 Where: ShipEngine (4009 Marathon Boulevard) Why: So Meetup members can get to know one another — and enjoy a night of relaxation and fun Anyone involved with a tech-focused Meetup group is welcome to join us. We'll have to cap attendance given space constraints, though, so please RSVP as early as possible. Here's a link to the EventBrite page where you can save a spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-austin-holiday-tech-meetup-mixer-tickets-81343509627 Have questions? Get in touch with Brad Riddell at [masked]. We look forward to seeing you for this once-a-year event in December!

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  • November Meetup: GraphQL & Postman Tips/Tricks

    4009 Marathon Blvd

    Many thanks to everyone who attended and everyone who spoke at our October event. We’re already gearing up for the next gathering of the Austin Homegrown API Meetup, taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21. We'll meet on the third floor of the ShipEngine office at 4009 Marathon (located one block west of North Lamar between 40th and 41st streets, just behind Taco Shack). Parking is plentiful and free, and there will be signs to help you find the exact location. We'll have food plus beer and other drinks, and we'll pass out special T-shirts to anyone who wants to promote the Meetup around town. Our agenda for November is already shaping up, including Redocly’s Roman Hotsiy presenting on GraphQL and ShipEngine’s own James Messinger sharing tips and tricks for using Postman. The general schedule will go like this: 5:30 to 6 p.m.: Food, beer and other drinks, socializing 6 to 7 p.m.: Introduction, presentations, discussion and Q&A 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.: Stay, eat, drink and chat with fellow attendees Please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to have. Send a message if you have any questions or ideas, and look for the signs to find the exact location. Oh, and feel free to bring friends! Do you have an idea for a future talk? We want to hear it! We’re interested in topics like API design, management, testing, documentation, tips & tricks, tools, emerging technologies, or anything else API related. Talk to a ShipEngine representative at the meetup, or email us at [masked]. Let us know if you’d like to give a lightning talk (5–15 minutes) or a feature talk (30–45 minutes). The details, just one more time: Event: Austin Homegrown API Meetup Time/Date: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 Location: The 3rd floor of ShipEngine's new office at 4009 Marathon Topics: GraphQL and Postman We look forward to seeing you in November!

  • October Meetup: API Developer Experience

    4009 Marathon Blvd

    Many thanks to everyone who attended and everyone who spoke at our September event. We’re already gearing up for the next gathering of the Austin Homegrown API Meetup, taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. We'll meet on the third floor of the ShipEngine office at 4009 Marathon (located one block west of North Lamar between 40th and 41st streets, just behind Taco Shack). Parking is plentiful and free, and there will be signs to help you find the exact location. We'll have food plus beer and other drinks, and we'll pass out special T-shirts to anyone who wants to promote the Meetup around town. Our agenda for October is already shaping up, including speakers from APIMatic and Bandwidth giving presentations on API developer experience. The general schedule will go like this: 5:30 to 6 p.m.: Food, beer and other drinks, socializing 6 to 7 p.m.: Introduction, presentations, discussion and Q&A 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.: Stay, eat, drink and chat with fellow attendees Please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to have. Send a message if you have any questions or ideas, and look for the signs to find the exact location. Oh, and feel free to bring friends! Do you have an idea for a future talk? We want to hear it! We’re interested in topics like API design, management, testing, documentation, tips & tricks, tools, emerging technologies, or anything else API related. Talk to a ShipEngine representative at the meetup, or email us at [masked]. Let us know if you’d like to give a lightning talk (5–15 minutes) or a feature talk (30–45 minutes). The details, just one more time: Event: Austin Homegrown API Meetup Time/Date: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 Location: The 3rd floor of ShipEngine's new office at 4009 Marathon Topic: API developer experience We look forward to seeing you in October!

  • September Meetup: Public Data Sets, Democratizing APIs & More

    4009 Marathon Blvd

    Many thanks to everyone who attended and everyone who spoke at our August event. We’re already gearing up for the next gathering of the Austin Homegrown API Meetup, taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. We'll meet on the third floor of the ShipEngine office at 4009 Marathon (located one block west of North Lamar between 40th and 41st streets, just behind Taco Shack). Parking is plentiful and free, and there will be signs to help you find the exact location. We'll have food plus beer and other drinks, and we'll pass out special T-shirts to anyone who wants to promote the Meetup around town. We already have two speakers scheduled for September. Rick McDonald will talk on using APIs to access public data sets and encourage community engagement, and John Banning of Bazaarvoice will speak on democratizing APIs. We expect to add one more speaker to the agenda before Sept. 19 arrives. UPDATE: We're excited to announce that Adam Altman of Rebilly will serve as our keynote speaker in September. He's giving a talk titled "A Documentation-First Approach to APIs." The general schedule will go like this: 5:30 to 6 p.m.: Food, beer and other drinks, socializing 6 to 7 p.m.: Introduction, presentations, discussion and Q&A 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.: Stay, eat, drink and chat with fellow attendees Please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to have. Send a message if you have any questions or ideas, and look for the signs to find the exact location. Oh, and feel free to bring friends! Do you have an idea for a future talk? We want to hear it! We’re interested in topics like API design, management, testing, documentation, tips & tricks, tools, emerging technologies, or anything else API related. Talk to a ShipEngine representative at the meetup, or email us at [masked]. Let us know if you’d like to give a lightning talk (5–15 minutes) or a feature talk (30–45 minutes). The details, just one more time: Event: Austin Homegrown API Meetup Time/Date: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 Location: The 3rd floor of ShipEngine's new office at 4009 Marathon Topics: Using APIs to access public data sets, democratizing APIs and more We look forward to seeing you in September!

  • August Meetup: API Design Guidelines (Plus More!)

    4009 Marathon Blvd

    We’re excited to announce the date for the next gathering of the Austin Homegrown API Meetup. Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. We'll meet on the third floor of the ShipEngine office at 4009 Marathon (located one block west of North Lamar between 40th and 41st streets, just behind Taco Shack). Parking is plentiful and free, and there will be signs to help you find the exact location. We'll have food plus beer and other drinks, and we'll pass out special T-shirts to anyone who wants to promote the Meetup around town. Update: We now have our two speakers for this Meetup! Here they are: Mike Kistler of IBM will speak on API Design Guidelines. His talk will cover guidelines and best practices for developing APIs, as well as specific guidelines IBM has put into place. Mike Kistler is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Cloud Division in Austin, TX. He currently leads a team that is creating a first-class developer experience for IBM Cloud platform, focused especially on generation of Software Development Kits (SDKs) for IBM Cloud services from OpenAPI API definitions. James Lockwood, developer advocate at Yuuvis, will also speak. His talk will address API testing in different coding languages. The general schedule will go like this: 5:30 to 6 p.m.: Food, beer and other drinks, socializing 6 to 7 p.m.: Introduction, presentations, discussion and Q&A 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.: Stay, eat, drink and chat with fellow attendees Please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to have. Send a message if you have any questions or ideas, and look for the signs to find the exact location. Oh, and feel free to bring friends! Do you have an idea for a future talk? We want to hear it! We’re interested in topics like API design, management, testing, documentation, tips & tricks, tools, emerging technologies, or anything else API related. Talk to a ShipEngine representative at the meetup, or email us at [masked]. Let us know if you’d like to give a lightning talk (5–15 minutes) or a feature talk (30–45 minutes). The details, just one more time: Event: Austin Homegrown API Meetup Time/Date: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 Location: The 3rd floor of ShipEngine's new office at 4009 Marathon Topics: API Design Guidelines AND API Testing in Different Coding Languages We look forward to seeing you there!

  • July Meetup: Insights From API Developer Experience Testing

    4009 Marathon Blvd

    Get ready for the July edition of the Austin Homegrown API Meetup! Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. We'll meet on the third floor of the ShipEngine office at 4009 Marathon (located one block west of North Lamar between 40th and 41st streets, just behind Taco Shack). Parking is plentiful and free, and there will be signs to help you find the exact location. We'll have food plus beer and other drinks, and we'll pass out special T-shirts to anyone who wants to promote the Meetup around town. The July 18 meeting will feature a presentation on insights from API developer experience testing given by Ian Jennings of Haxor Developer Experience. Ian has been working with clients to improve developer experience by testing documentation, tutorials and the overall onboarding process. The general schedule will go like this: 5:30 to 6 p.m.: Food, beer and other drinks, socializing 6 to 7 p.m.: Introduction, presentation, discussion and Q&A 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.: Stay, eat, drink and chat with fellow attendees Please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to have. Send a message if you have any questions or ideas, and look for the signs to find the exact location. Oh, and feel free to bring friends! Do you have an idea for a future talk? We want to hear it! We’re interested in topics like API design, management, testing, documentation, tips & tricks, tools, emerging technologies, or anything else API related. Talk to a ShipEngine representative at the meetup, or email us at [masked]. Let us know if you’d like to give a lightning talk (5–15 minutes) or a feature talk (30–45 minutes). The details, just one more time: Event: Austin Homegrown API Meetup Time/Date: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 Location: The 3rd floor of ShipEngine's new office at 4009 Marathon Topic: Insights From API Developer Experience Testing (With the possibility of other topics to be added!) We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • June Meetup: The Importance of Developer Experience When Designing APIs

    We're excited to announce the June date for the Austin Homegrown API Meetup! Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. We'll meet on the third floor of the new ShipEngine office at 4009 Marathon (located one block west of North Lamar between 40th and 41st streets, just behind Taco Shack). Parking is plentiful and free, and there will be signs to help you find the exact location. We'll have food plus beer and other drinks, and we'll pass out special T-shirts to anyone who wants to promote the Meetup around town. The June 20 meeting will feature a presentation on the importance of developer experience when designing APIs given by Richard Lindsey of ShipStation. The general schedule will go like this: 5:30 to 6 p.m.: Food, beer and other drinks, socializing 6 to 7 p.m.: Introduction, presentation, discussion and Q&A 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.: Stay, eat, drink and chat with fellow attendees Please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to have. Send a message if you have any questions or ideas, and look for the signs to find the exact location. Oh, and feel free to bring friends! Do you have an idea for a future talk? We want to hear it! We’re interested in topics like API design, management, testing, documentation, tips & tricks, tools, emerging technologies, or anything else API related. Talk to a ShipEngine representative at the meetup, or email us at [masked]. Let us know if you’d like to give a lightning talk (5–15 minutes) or a feature talk (30–45 minutes). The details, just one more time: Event: Austin Homegrown API Meetup Time/Date: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 Location: The 3rd floor of ShipEngine's new office at 4009 Marathon Topics: The Importance of Developer Experience When Designing APIs (With the possibility of other topics to be added!) We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Relaunching the Austin Homegrown API Meetup!

    4009 Marathon Blvd

    Great news: We're relaunching the Austin Homegrown API Meetup! Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. We'll meet on the third floor of the new ShipEngine office at 4009 Marathon (located one block west of North Lamar between 40th and 41st streets, just behind Taco Shack). Parking is plentiful and free, and there will be signs to help you find the exact location. We'll have food plus beer and other drinks, and we'll pass out special T-shirts to anyone who wants to help us commemorate this first meetup at ShipEngine. The May 9 relaunch will feature back-to-back presentations about ways to improve your API documentation. Our speakers will be: James Messinger (ShipEngine) on What to Consider When Building Great API Documentation: You can only make a first impression once, and the same is true for your API. No matter how amazing your API may be (your mother said it is, right?), developer adoption is core to your success. If you’re getting a lot of viewers, but not a lot of users, there may be a problem with your documentation. This talk will address discoverability, improving the developer experience, and reducing on-boarding time. Karen White (BigCommerce) on (Re)Designing a Developer Portal That Developers Want to Use: Your Developer Portal is the primary interface that developers will have with your company’s product. So what does your developer portal say about you? We’ll share what we’ve learned at BigCommerce about redesigning a developer portal that helps your developers–and your company–meet their goals. The general schedule will go like this: 5:30 to 6 p.m.: Food, beer and other drinks, socializing 6 to 7 p.m.: Introduction, talks on API documentation, discussion and Q&A 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.: Stay, eat, drink and chat with fellow attendees Please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to have. Send a message if you have any questions or ideas, and look for the signs to find the exact location. Oh, and feel free to bring friends! Do you have an idea for a future talk? We want to hear it! We’re interested in topics like API design, management, testing, documentation, tips & tricks, tools, emerging technologies, or anything else API related. Talk to a ShipEngine representative at the meetup, or email us at [masked]. Let us know if you’d like to give a lightning talk (5–15 minutes) or a feature talk (30–45 minutes). The details, just one more time: Event: Austin Homegrown API Meetup Time/Date: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 Location: The 3rd floor of ShipEngine's new office at 4009 Marathon Topics: API documentation (plus more!) We look forward to seeing you there!

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