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Monday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Secrets to Powerful APIs

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In this session, you'll hear about what's new in API development from some of today's most popular APIs including GitHub, SoundCloud, IFTTT, and Dropbox. We'll discuss the design decisions we made with our APIs as well as what we're working on now. We'll debate the merits of RESTful APIs and whether we chose to develop SDKs for our APIs. We'll also discuss user authentication, privacy and security, and the OAuth protocol. It's important for APIs to work cross-platform so we'll discuss how we're working with both web and mobile APIs. Expect to hear a lot about what we're working on at the moment and where we see APIs going in the future.

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Jim Heising

Head of Platform, IFTTT
Jim Heising is a full-stack software engineer and entrepreneur with 20 years experience in leading and building software products and companies ranging from eCommerce, to Mobile platforms, to the Internet of Things. Most recently Jim was the creator of the popular IoT messaging platform... Read More →
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Neil Mansilla

VP Developer Rel, Runscope
Neil Mansilla heads up developer relations at Runscope, the provider of mission-critical API monitoring, testing and debugging tools. Prior to joining Runscope, Neil was a developer product manager and lead evangelist at Mashery, where he helped dozens of enterprises with API design... Read More →
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Erik Michaels-Ober

Developer Evangelist, SoundCloud
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Wynn Netherland

Developer, GitHub
Wynn Netherland has been building the web for nearly twenty years. With a passion for API user experience, he’s a prolific creator and maintainer of Ruby API wrappers. He now spends his days hacking on the GitHub API and is author of several books, most recently Sass and Compass... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Salon B

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