API Strategy & Practice Conference Announces Upcoming Chicago Gold Sponsors, Keynotes, and Workshops

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API Strategy & Practice Conference Chicago Featuring Gold Sponsors WSO2, Traitify, 3SCALE; Keynotes from Ford, Eucalyptus, Kimonolabs, API Science, Kynetx, Forrester, Walgreens, Capital One Labs, Wordpress, Google

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The API Strategy & Practice Conference today announced Gold Sponsors, keynote speakers, and more detail on workshops for upcoming Chicago APIs Going Mainstream September 24-26, 2014. The workshops, now available for signup, include sessions based on API experience level, and range in content from introduction to APIs to the latest release of SoapUI, including one session specific to government. Speaker topics and sessions focus on the challenges, trends, and practical experience of API providers and users as the technology becomes more widespread. This will be the fourth edition of the conference, following notable events in San Francisco, New York, and Amsterdam.

WSO2 and Traitify join event co-organizer 3SCALE as Gold Sponsors for the Chicago event. WSO2 delivers a complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack. Traitify, applying psychology to technology, has created a Visual Personality Application available via an open API.

Keynotes including ‘Microservices, Events, and the Internet of Things: Designing the Fuse API’ and ‘Earning Customer Loyalty in a Mobile World’ will be presented by speakers from Ford and Google respectively.

Keynote speakers include:
John Ellis, Ford Global Technologist and Head of the Ford Developer Program
Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus
Pratap Ranade, Co-Founder and CEO of Kimonolabs
John Musser, Founder of API Science
Phil Windley, CTO and Founder of Kynetx
Fatemeh Khatibloo, Forrester Senior Analyst serving Customer Insight Professionals
Tim McCauley, Walgreens Senior Director of Consumer Mobile
Joshua Greenough, Capital One Labs Senior Director of Innovation
Andrew Nacin, Wordpress Lead Developer
Julia Ferraioli, Google Developer Advocate

APIStrat workshops go in-depth and are designed to be more hands on. They include:

Introduction to APIs
Answers questions such as “What is an API?” and “What do web APIs make possible?”

Six Tactics For Building Successful APIs
Focus on best practice demonstrated by building a few live APIs in the cloud.

Crash Course - Practical API Management
Takes the audience through the necessary steps to set up the infrastructure to secure and monitor traffic API with an API Gateway implemented using 3scale and Nginx.

Building plugins for SoapUI Pro
Shows how to build plugins targeting the SoapUI Pro API developer and tester community using the latest release of SoapUI.

Civic APIs
Will examine the opportunities for APIs at all levels of government, using the City of Chicago as a blueprint for how APIs are moving into the mainstream and becoming a default part of a cities technical, business and political operations.

Workshop signup is now available to registered attendees on a first come, first serve basis.

ABOUT The API Strategy & Practice Conference
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are changing the face of digital business by enabling new business and technical strategies across many industries. The API Strategy & Practice Conference offers a unique program of keynotes, panels and themed sessions to provide insights into the potential of APIs, best practices, and how to craft a successful API strategy. The inclusive, community-supported conference series focuses on what works for API creators and consumers alike by bringing industry leaders together in one forum. Now in its second year, the fourth conference will be held in September 2014 in Chicago. The conference is co-organized by 3SCALE and API Evangelist and is made possible by the generous support of the event sponsors. http://www.apistrategyconference.com

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.

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 150,000 developers are consuming more than 425 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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