Past Meetup

An API Love Story

This Meetup is past

47 people went

Price: CA$5.00 /per person

OANDA, Canada

370 King St. West, 2nd Fl · Toronto, ON

How to find us

Use the office elevators, not the hotel elevators.

Location image of event venue


After what I hope has been an absolutely outstanding summer filled with learning new things and enjoying the weather we’ve had, we’re back with a line-up leading into the fall that will prove to be a strong combination of intermediate skill level events.

Our first one back is with the outstanding Ahmad Nassri ( Ahmad is a Technology Entrepreneur with over 10 years building Web & Mobile Products. Leading development teams in disruptive technologies & working with global brands.

Currently working with the talented team at Mashape in building a world-class marketplace for cloud APIs. He runs the Yeoman Toronto ( with Pearl Chen where they do workshops, talks, and come this October, the HTML Toronto group will be supporting their hack-a-thon ( that they need your help brainstorming.

Ahmad has a love/hate relationship with APIs, from the early days of building service APIs for mobile in early 2007 to modern day Hypermedia APIs and building tools for API developers around the world.

from Egyptian gods to SOA, we'll cover some API mythology, history and best practices, as well as cover the future of the web and what that means for the APIs of tomorrow.

In technical terms, Ahmad will cover the following topics:

• Principles of Security & Authorization

• APIs as products

• Monitoring and Analytics

• Hypermedia, REST, SPDY, and other fun buzz words

• Testing & Documentation best practices

• API Pitfalls

If you are planning on following along, it is crucial that you already install NodeJS (, Yeoman ( and ExpressJS ( into a local environment as these steps will be skipped in the presentation in order to ensure that there is the maximum time spent on building the foundation of your API as well as learning the most possible in the 2 hour timeline.

Ahmad Nassri
@AhmadNassri ( (Twitter)
/ahmadnassri ( (GitHub) (

==== Schedule ====

Doors Open


Presentation Part 1

8:00pm (ish)

8:15pm (ish)
Presentation Part 2