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APIs for Microservices

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Kicking off the first Chicago MuleSoft User Group will be Mike Stowe, speaking on API Design and Microservices.

To get in, check in with the security guard and tell him you're with the MuleSoft User Group. He'll direct you to the elevator to the 12th floor. Once off the elevators, take a left. Questions - can't get in? Call[masked].

6:00pm - Doors Open, Networking
6:30pm - Introductions/ About the Group
6:45pm - Talk: APIs for Microservices
7:30pm - Open for Lightning Talks/ Networking
8:30pm - End of Meetup/ After Meetup Drinks

Talk: APIs for Microservices

The concept of Microservices is changing the way we build and architect our systems, but are we really setting ourselves up for success? How can we ensure that our APIs act as a contractual, yet flexible representation of our service – and how do we address the “glue” issue to prevent ourselves from service lock-in? In this session we’ll jump back into history to see what’s worked and what hasn’t, look at how to build truly decoupled services, and explore tools and technologies that make the entire process easier.

Developer Relations Manager at MuleSoft and author of Undisturbed REST, Mike has spoken at conferences around the country including API Strat and API World. An active advocate for creating better APIs more efficiently, his work has also been featured on ProgrammableWeb, DZone, and InfoQ. You can view his past talks and slides at and follow him on Twitter @mikegstowe.

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