The Open API Initiative and the Linux Foundation to Produce APIStrat 17

By April 13, 2017Blog

The Open API Initiative along with 3scale by Red Hat and the API Evangelist are pleased to announce that APIStrat has become a Linux Foundation event.

The API Strategy & Practice Conference -taking place October 31 – November 2 in Portland, OR. – will be jointly produced by Linux Foundation Events and the Open API Initiative (OAI)

For the past seven years, APIStrat was organized by 3scale, acquired by Red Hat in June 2016, who has donated the event to The Linux Foundation. The eighth edition of the conference will bring together a variety of attendees, from the API curious to developers and IT teams, business users and executives, to discuss opportunities and challenges in the API space.

“We are pleased to see APIStrat move under The Linux Foundation and the Open API Initiative. Since its inception, the conference has aimed to provide a vendor-neutral, high-quality space for discussion of the latest API topics, and I anticipate that the new organization team will manage it superbly. Like the Open API Initiative, we share a commitment to a standard common format for API definitions and see the transition for the event as a good fit,” said Steven Willmott, co-founder of APIStrat and senior director and head of API Infrastructure, Red Hat.

“After seven events, I am very pleased to see APIStrat maturing as a conference and becoming part of the Open API Initiative (OAI). The event has long been a forum for discussion around Open API (aka Swagger), so The Linux Foundation is a natural fit for hosting the conference,” said Kin Lane, co-founder of APIStrat and the API Evangelist.

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