• What we'll do
Kristof Van Tomme will talk to us about developer portals (a type of web portal that organisations use to publish their API documentation) and the role they play in improving an API's developer experience. "Developer eXperience (DX) is crucial for the success of an API. That is why API teams build developer portals where the team can publish their API reference. This is where most teams fail. A great developer experience requires more than reference docs. In this talk you’ll learn about the curious world of API docs, exploring the different documentation components you need for a great developer experience through a series of less known facts and non-obvious insights that I've collected over the course of 2 years of research. Should you automatically generate your SDKs? Is there a difference between guides and tutorials? Are reference docs sufficient for your API docs MVP? Is Swagger the ultimate API reference documentation format?"
Kristof Van Tomme is an open source strategist and architect. He is the CEO and co-founder of Pronovix. He’s got a degree in bioengineering and is a regular speaker at conferences in the API, DevRel, and technical writing communities. For a few years now he’s been building bridges between the documentation and Drupal community. He is co-organiser of the London Write the Docs meetup, and cheerleader for the Amsterdam and Brussels Write the Docs meetup groups. This year he is working on a number of new initiatives to help API product owners learn from their peers (API the Docs and the API product owner masterminds).
• What to bring
Snacks and good humour is welcome with you. • Important to know
Plz give your full name (in DM to organizers if you must), we will need it to check you in at registration desk (security).