The OpenAPI Initiative (OAI) was created by a consortium of forward-looking industry experts who recognize the immense value of standardizing on how APIs are described. As an open governance structure under the Linux Foundation, the OAI is focused on creating, evolving and promoting a vendor neutral description format. The OpenAPI Specification was originally based on the Swagger Specification, donated by SmartBear Software.

ASC 2021 is being held Sept 28-29, 2021, and will be fully virtual. Registration is $39 and ASC 2021 will donate $10 of the registration fee to the nonprofit organization, Code2040, in support of their mission to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy. Financial help with registration is available. The Linux Foundation’s Registration Scholarship program exists to support individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Linux Foundation events in two categories: Diversity Registration Scholarships and Need-Based Scholarships. Registration is available here: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/openapi-asc/register/