Minimise friction in the API lifecycle to maximise fun (coding time!)

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👋 Welcome to our first Kong UK meetup in quite some time! We are excited to see you all again virtually until we can have a true in-person Meetup again.

Join Kong and Quadcorps for an insightful tech talk, live Q&A, networking 🌐, and a raffle 🎁!

⏱ Agenda
5:00: Welcome, Introductions, Polls
5:10: Tech Talk
5:45: Q&A
6:00: Networking raffle, closing

🚀 Tech Talk:
Minimise friction in the API lifecycle to maximize fun (coding time!)

Following best practise when building APIs shouldn’t be so hard. It’s not fair to always be reading documentation (where it exists) and changing the way you work, or going through multiple rounds of manual approval before your work can go live. We’re now operating at a painful level of scale and complexity with microservices, service mesh, and hybrid deployment environments and the demands on us are greater than ever.

Being efficient and productive, and producing consistent, consumable APIs is not about reducing the complexity, it’s about embracing it through automation, declarative configuration, and APIOps.

😎 Speakers

🙋‍♀️ Melissa van der Hecht is Field CTO, EMEA at Kong, and her passion is inspiring business change through APIs. Melissa knows the API and microservices space well, having also spent five years at MuleSoft in the Office of the CTO and Solution Consulting teams, and has helped several multinational organisations create and implement their API strategy. She holds an M.Eng in Mathematics and Computer Science from Bristol University in the UK.

🙋‍♂️ Jeyaram Deivachandran is a Director and Engagement Lead at QuadCorps, a boutique Integration consultancy and valued Kong Partner. Having spent over 10+ years in the integration space at Tibco, MuleSoft and most recently as Head of APIs, Cloud Native and Microservices for Capgemini FS - Digital. Jey has helped organisations across multiple sectors strategise, architect, implement and execute complex integration programmes. He is passionate about enriching the community with the hard-won lesson's learnt and holds an MSc in IT for Business Management from Kingston Business School and BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering from Kinston University.