Api Strategy and Practice Conference – “API’s GOING MAINSTREAM” – Slated for Chicago, September 24 – 26, 2014; Call for Speakers Now Open

Conference Series Supports API Community Momentum With Focus On Issues, Challenges and Opportunities of The API Economy

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

After highly successful conferences in Amsterdam, San Francisco and New York, the API Strategy and Practice Conference today announced its next North American event will be held in Chicago from September 24 – 26, 2014. The conference, co-organized by 3SCALE and API Evangelist, will be one of the largest conferences ever held in the United States dedicated to sharing, informing and learning about the rapidly growing API industry and marketplace. Tickets for the conference, themed “API’s Going Mainstream,” will go on sale in May. You can sign up for early registration here: http://www.apistrategyconference.com/2014Chicago/register.php

As of today the call for speakers is now open with information at: http://www.apistrategyconference.com/2014Chicago/contact-call-for-papers.php.

“APIStrat events just keep getting better because of the level of our community’s engagement - everyone walks away with new understanding and even more new questions – we’ve just scratched the surface,” said Steve Willmott, CEO of 3SCALE. “The bigger API picture is coming into view. APIs are becoming more mainstream in the enterprise, and the consumer side of APIs and the Internet-of-Things are moving ahead quickly. We’re at the beginning of mass market APIs and it’s incredibly exciting.”

The Chicago API Strategy and Practice Conference will be held at the Chicago Hyatt Regency and will include a combination of keynotes, panels, breakout sessions and “hands-on” workshops in which speakers share strategic and technical insights on how the operations of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are changing the face of digital business - enabling new business and technical strategies across many industries. The conference will also feature a sponsor’s area, hack-zone and themed API tutorial sessions.

Speakers confirmed for the upcoming conference include John Ellis, Global Technologist and Head of the Ford Developer Program; Pratap Ranade, Founder of Kimono Labs; John Musser, of API Science (formerly founder of Programmable Web); Marten Mickos of Eucalyptus; Phil Windley, CTO and founder at Kynetx; and Rubyist and Diversity Advocate Ashe Dryden. Information on conference tracks, additional speakers and event sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.

The API Strategy & Practice conference takes the comfort, safety and inclusiveness of everyone involved in the event very seriously. All attendees are required to adhere to a code of conduct to insure that everyone is free to enjoy the collaborative environment the conference strives to foster. You can find the Code of Conduct here: http://www.apistrategyconference.com//2014Chicago/2014/03/10/api-strategy--practice-code-of-conduct/. Additionally, the event is vendor neutral, meaning topics are not product or brand centric.

To learn more about the conference and to pre-register please visit http://apistrategyconference.com

Media that would like to attend can secure complimentary press passes by contacting apiconference(at)3scale(dot)net.

ABOUT API Evangelist:
API Evangelist is run by Kin Lane, a technology professional with an obsession for Application Programming Interfaces or APIs. His blog at API Evangelist chronicles API evolution and seeks to provide insights and best practice from both a technical and business perspective. He also writes at APIVoice and APIStack.

ABOUT 3SCALE
3SCALE provides a comprehensive API infrastructure that helps both API providers to easily package, distribute, manage and monetize APIs, and users of APIs to interact with them in a simple way. 3SCALE’s API Provider SaaS infrastructure is flexible, secure and web scalable, and enables the distribution of a company's data, content or services to multiple devices or mobile/web applications, as well as the ability to easily productize APIs. Since 2009, more than 100,000 developers are consuming more than 300 APIs exposed using 3SCALE. Customers span the Fortune 500, government, academia, and startups including Johnson Controls, SITA, Transport For London (TFL), UC Berkeley, Skype, Wine.com among others. For more information visit http://www.3scale.net


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