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ASC 2020 Online – Don’t ASC, Still Learn

By November 4, 2020Blog

The OpenAPI Initiative held its 2nd annual API Specifications Conference (ASC) online, September 9 – 10, 2020. A reimagined version of the famous APIStrat Conference, ASC continues to evolve and become a must-attend destination for folks interested in API specifications of all sorts. OpenAPI Specifications, RAML, Blueprint, gRPC, OData, JSON Schema, GraphQL, AsyncAPI, and other formats were all topics, enabling attendees to get familiar with these formats and discuss how to use them in practice.

ASC achieved a 91% attendance rate out of 373 unique registrations. We had 318 attendees, 42 speakers; 6 sponsors; and 7 staff. Feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive with 100% of survey respondents rating the overall experience as “Good”, “Great”, or “Excellent”. 88% said the content quality was “Great” or “Excellent.” Presentations included Github describing their journey towards adopting OpenAPI , OAuth2.1 and other updates in securing your API, and a unified API design methodology , among other engaging topics.

OpenAPI only charged $39 per person for the event and provided 18 community scholarships. We raised $2,500 for Code2040 and are proud to support their efforts.

While we missed seeing everyone in person, one benefit of an online event is that we could record all the sessions. We posted them on the OpenAPI Initiative Youtube channel. Also, many presenters uploaded their slide decks to Sched. We’ve made a brief tutorial to find sessions with slides easily. 

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