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Nashville API Developer: A Fresh Look - Data Driven APIs

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A Fresh Look: Data Driven APIs

This talk will cover the rationale for creating Data Driven APIs, focusing on Read-Only APIs. We’ll examine RESTful Resource naming conventions as it relates to Web APIs and propose an approach for building rich RESTful Resources for Read-Only APIs capable of serving both data and code. Lastly, we'll re-frame our understanding of the role of data for APIs backed by NoSQL datastores.

Jurnell Cockhren is an avid open-source contributor and owner of Sophicware (, a Nashville Tech Firm.

With over a decade of experience in creating and contributing to open source software, Jurnell has worked in various fields such as Neuroscience, Physics and Astronomy. It should be no surprise that when he graduated from the University of the South in 2007, it was with a double major in Math & Physics.

Jurnell’s professional progression allowed him to learn numerious programming languages such as: ruby, perl, python, C/C++/C#, LISP and various SQL implementations. He now speciailizes in expressing cloud infrastructure as code and tackling the world of managing cloud-based services