API Strategy & Practice Conference Announces Preliminary Program for Austin 2015

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API Success Stories and Real Life Experiences at the Heart of Program For November Event

API Strategy & Practice Conference

API Strategy & Practice Conference

This conference represents a turning point where the problems and challenges are becoming harder to solve because as leaders break new ground, there are no precedents for what best practice looks like.

The API Strategy & Practice Conference (APIStrat) has announced the preliminary program for the API industry event in Austin, Texas to be held November 18-20, 2015. Taming API complexity, investing in platform business models, solving the emerging challenges of microservices, and sharing real-world success of shepherding APIs though the enterprise are some of the talks to be presented.

“We have an exciting and forward-thinking program in place for API Strategy and Practice,” said Steven Willmott, CEO of 3scale, one of the co-organizers (with API Evangelist) of the event. “Our speakers are all at the forefront of implementing best practices and have struggled through some of the challenges of today’s tech environment to share their solutions and experiences.”

“As the API space matures, we are seeing many businesses taking up industry best practices. This conference represents a turning point where the problems and challenges are becoming harder to solve because as leaders break new ground, there are no precedents for what best practice looks like. We are astounded by the generosity of speakers willing to share their progress and their failures with our audience and to demonstrate what the next wave of API innovation will look like,” Willmott said.

“We are also very proud to tap into some of the Austin API community’s leadership with talks from local industry champions presenting in some of the key discussions around API design, microservices and testing.”

Focusing on the stories and experiences of implementing APIs is a recurring theme amongst API Strategy and Practice speakers and keynotes. Keynotes like enterprise thought leader Dion Hinchcliffe will share stories on how a new generation of citizen developers are accessing APIs to enhance product design and build more efficient business processes. Ashley Hathaway from IBM is an expert storyteller describing the tech journey from holistic idea to tactile execution. Lori MacVittie from F5 Networks will share stories on the implementation of emerging technologies, powered by APIs. And Neha Sampat, CEO of Built.io will present a number of examples that demonstrate how businesses and enterprises are utilizing the Internet of Things.    

Program session themes include API definitions, design best practices, managing real-time messaging protocols, API marketing and developer relations, APIs for the Internet of Things, and how to foster innovation in the enterprise. 13 session tracks will be hosted over the two days, with over 80 speakers presenting alongside a sponsor's area, hack-zone and themed API tutorial sessions.

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. Additionally, the event is vendor neutral, meaning topics are not product or brand-centric.
To learn more about the conference and to 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. apievangelist.com

About 3scale:
3scale makes it easy to open, manage, distribute, control, and monetize APIs. Powerful, secure and Web scalable, 3scale is the self-serve API Management Platform built with performance, customer control and excellent time-to-value in mind. Powering more than 600 customer APIs, 3scale enables distribution of company data, content or services to multiple devices or mobile/Web applications - and makes it easy to productize APIs. No other solution gives API providers so much power, ease and flexibility in such a cost effective way. Customers span the Fortune 500, government, academia and startups including Coldwell Banker, Johnson Controls, SITA, Crunchbase, UC Berkeley and others. 3scale also powers APItools for API users and APIs.io, the first open source API search engine. For more information, visit http://www.3scale.net.

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