Past Meetup

APIs and IPAs - June 2018 Meetup

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Best Buy Technology Development Center

1000 Denny Way 8th Floor · Seattle, WA

How to find us

8th Floor. Park at: 1220 Howell Street in the Met Park North Garage #53

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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Network/Dinner/Drink
6:50 PM -7:00 PM - Introduction by Tessa Mero
7:00 PM - 7:40 PM - Bill Doerrfeld - 7 Global Movements That Are Evolving The Story of APIs
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM - Darrel Miller - Contract First API Design with OpenAPI V3
8:45 PM - 9:00 PM - Network/Drinks

Food and Drinks sponsored by Cisco DevNet.

Presenter #1: Bill Doerrfeld

Talk Title: 7 Global Movements That Are Evolving The Story of APIs

APIs are a global phenomenon, the lingua franca for international business. Now, with bold EU regulations and new entrants, the API industry continues to evolve in exciting directions. In this talk, I’ll outline seven major API economy shifts and describe what repercussions these have on how APIs are perceived, marketed, and elevated into business critical platform decisions. I’ll tackle major growth indicators, using public API data, and examining niche sectors, IPOs, and acquisitions in the API space as evidence. I’ll describe ground-breaking regulation affecting the global API game, such as GDPR and PSD2, outlining the incumbents these initiatives affect. I’ll also describe more subtle undercurrents such as the politics of important API legal issues as well as strides toward achieving open standards around API design. By the end, the viewer will have an introductory footing on the current and future global API landscape.

Bio: Bill Conrad Doerrfeld is an API specialist, focusing on API economy research and marketing strategy for developer programs. He is the Editor in Chief for Nordic APIs, a high impact blog and knowledge center for API providers. He was also formerly a Directory Manager & Associate Editor at ProgrammableWeb. Bill spends his days evangelizing APIs, guiding thought leadership around new API practices, and forecasting future developments within the API space.

Presenter #2: Darrel Miller

Talk Title: Contract First API Design with OpenAPI V3

The Swagger specification is all grown up with it's new enterprisey name, OpenAPI and there's a whole set of new features in V3, like links and callbacks. This session will explore what's new in OpenAPI V3 while designing and building an HTTP API.

Most Swagger/OpenAPI users started by generating their OpenAPI from an API implementation. As developers gain experience, many start to change their approach to start with an OpenAPI description and build an implementation from that. We will compare the approaches and talk about the advantages of Contract First with OpenAPI.

Bio: Darrel is a software developer at Microsoft working for the Azure API Management team. He has been building distributed business applications on the Microsoft platform for more than 20 years. He is an active member of the .NET community and OSS contributor. He is a member of the OAI TSC, working on the next version of the OpenAPI specification and recently joined the Microsoft OneAPI Council, who are responsible for providing API design guidelines within Microsoft and to the Microsoft ecosystem. He co-authored the O'Reilly book, Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET.
Parking is available for Best Buy guests in an offsite garage:

1220 Howell Street in the Met Park North Garage #53

The parking garage entrance is on Stewart Street immediately after passing Yale heading towards Downtown and approximately four blocks from The Seattle Times. Please feel free to park in any space that is not marked “Reserved”.

Parking Vouchers
Please collect a yellow parking voucher from your host or the Best Buy Office Manager. You will need to use this voucher as your payment when you leave the garage. Please take the elevator up to the 8th floor and check-in on the iPad in the Best Buy lobby when you arrive. Please be sure to collect your yellow parking voucher before you leave. You will also need your daily parking ticket to exit the garage, so please keep in safe place until you return to your vehicle.