A special whole day meetup, in which we'll undertake an in-depth exploration of the tools and processes you can use to document APIs.
9:00 - 09:30 | Coffee and networking
09:30- 9.40 | Intro and welcome to GDS - James Stewart, Director of Technical Architecture at GDS
9.40- 10.00 | Understanding the needs of API documentation users - Rosalie Marshall, Tech Author at GDS
10:00-10:40 | Aye, Aye, API - What makes Technical Communicators uneasy about API documentation, and what can we do about it? Ellis Pratt, Technical Communicator and director at Cherryleaf.
10:40-11:10 | Coffee break
11:10-12:00 | A Quick Introduction to RAML - Christian Vogel, RAML
12:00-12:40 | Swagger - Ole Lensmar, Chairman of the Open API Initiative and CTO of SmartBear Software
12:40-14:00 | Lunch break - order pizza
14:00-14:40 | Lightning talks (5- 10 mins)
• Kristof Van Tomme, Code sample libraries in Drupal, using the GitLab field module.
• Alexander Browne (HMRC product manager) , The HMRC developer portal
• Andrew Marshall (technical author)- the potential of API docs to evolve technical architecture and API design (TBC)
• Chris Smith (lead technical architect at Companies House) - Introducing Swaggerly
• ….more TBC
14:40-15:20 | Documenting APIs for Humans - Kyle Fuller, API Blueprint
15:20-16:00 | Interactive API documentation - Kim Stebel, Tech Author
16:00-16:40 | "API docs in DITA" - Roger Sheen, Information Architect & DITA Open Toolkit Collaborator, Documentation Maintainer
16:40-17:00 | Closing