The API Specifications Conference (ASC 2020) – Hold the dates: Sept 9th-10th

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Mark your calendar for the return of this year’s API Specifications Conference (ASC)! This year we will be holding an all-digital event on September 9th and 10th, 9 am – 2 pm Pacific time. Join from the comfort of your own home—no hotels, no airfare, no line for the restroom.  

ASC 2020 includes keynotes, sessions, and breakouts on specifications and standards behind the cutting edge technologies that chart the future of APIs. Look forward to in-depth, forward looking and tutorial sessions on API specifications and standards including OpenAPI Specification, gRPC, AsyncAPI, GraphQL, RAML, API Blueprint, OData, JSON Schema, and others. In-depth discussions will not only enable attendees to get familiar with these specifications and standards, but actually use them in practice.

Registration and the Call for Talks are both open as of now: 

* Register at:

* Submit your talk at:

* Submissions deadline: July 2

* ASC 2020 conference: Sept 9th-10th

Please mark these dates in your calendar and sharpen your pencils to submit a talk proposal. We’re looking forward to your proposals and participation that will make ASC 2020 a great event again this year.  If your company is interested in sponsoring the event please reach out to for our sponsorship prospectus.

Photos from ASC 2019

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ASC 2019 was a fantastic event! Thank you to everyone who came and participated. Great speakers, great interactions between sessions, and, wow, nice location! Vancouver is beautiful.

Here are some of the lasting images of the information-packed 3 days!

The First Batch Of APIStrat 2018 Nashville Keynotes Are Up

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We recently published the schedule for APIStrat 2018 in Nashville, TN, and now we’ve published the first batch of keynote speakers for the event. We are pretty excited regarding the interest we’ve had in speaking at APIStrat this round, and the lineup we’ve managed to secure the main stage. Making for a pretty compelling set of voices for the 9th edition of APIStrat.

As we roll into August, we wanted to showcase four distinct voices we are bringing to the main stage in Nashville for this round of API Strategy & Practice:

Virginia Eubanks (@PopTechWorks)
Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor; Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age; and co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith. Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, Harper’s and Wired. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. Today, she is a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a Fellow at New America. She lives in Troy, NY.

Kate O’Neill (@kateo)
Kate O’Neill, “tech humanist,” is founder and CEO of KO Insights, an award-winning thought leadership and advisory firm helping companies, organizations, and cities make future-aligned meaningful decisions based on human behavior and data. Author of 3 books including PIXELS AND PLACE: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces, Kate speaks regularly at industry conferences and private events, providing keynotes, participating in panel discussions, and leading creative brainstorming workshops for groups of all sizes.

Jenn Schiffer (@jennschiffer)
Jenn Schiffer is an engineer, artist and tech humorist. Most people know her for her incredible strength and also for being the Community Engineer of at Fog Creek. She organizes JerseyScript, a monthly web developer social in Jersey City where she’s based, and built everyone’s favorite free online pixel art editor, .

Cristiano Betta (@cbetta)
Cristiano is a Developer Experience designer who helps companies small and large to improve their developer onboarding, activation, and support. He likes to look at great developer onboarding flows, analysing and documenting the best practices and pitfalls of common design practices. Although he has over 15 years of development experience he believes that at the core we’re all beginners at some things, and documentation and onboarding should reflect that notion. In the past he’s worked as a contractor, startup founder, event organiser, and developer advocate at PayPal.

We worked hard to continue bringing the leading API voices from across the space, but we felt it was also important to push forward the conversation on important issues that are relevant to the wider tech sector. We feel these four voices reflect the type of event we think the API sector needs in 2018, adding to the diverse set of personalities we’ve already brought together as part of the APIStrat session and workshop lineup.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the conversation this September 24th through 26th in Nashville, TN. Get registered for APIStrat 2018 today, and spend some time looking at the session and workshop lineup we have planned. We have more announcements coming so stay tune, and there are still opportunities to support APIStrat as a sponsor, so that you can help make sure the conversation that has been going on since 2013 continues.

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville September 24th through 26th!

We Are Extending The APIStrat Call For Papers Until Sunday At Midnight

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We have gotten the usual rush of last minute folks worried if they’ll make the deadline for submitting their talk for APIStrat in Nashville, TN this September. We fully understand that people are business, and the deadline may have snuck up on them, so we are going to extend it until the end of the weekend, to give folks more time to slow down a bit and think more about their talk Saturday and Sunday.

It is important to us that you can get your talk in. While we do make some exceptions for late talk submissions, they aren’t always accepting because they don’t end up being reviewed by the entire committee. So, we encourage you to take the time and craft up the best title and abstract possible, and complete the CFP flow available on the website. Once submitted your talked will be reviewed by our rockstar lineup of judges.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Nashville, TN this fall. We know that you have amazing stories that should be shared with the community, and are looking forward to having you on stage at APIStrat. This 9th edition of the API community conference is going to be one of the best yet, and as always we are looking for the most diverse API stories possible, with a lineup of speakers to rival previous years. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help shape the ongoing API story that unfolds across the industry, which is being shaped by APIStrat and the OAI foundation.

DevSum17: OpenAPI v3 – The Evolution of API Descriptions

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Stockholm, Sweden
June 8-9, 2017

The work on OpenAPI V3 is nearing completion.  What became popular as Swagger, has evolved into a new version of the specification, under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation and supported by many of the largest tech companies.

Open V3 has many improvements and new features to help you describe your APIs.  These will allow developers to describe many HTTP APIs that previously couldn’t be described with Swagger and  result in better client libraries and better documentation.

Whether you are new to OpenAPI, or have lots of experience with Swagger, this talk will contain plenty of  information about how to use OpenAPI and it’s new capabilities.  Not only will this talk provide you with what has changed you will also get insight into why the changes were made.

Come join me, and let OpenAPI take your APIs to the next level.

Level: Intermediate