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Modern API Architectures

APIs are the doorways we go through to access modern microservices. They power public facing customer experiences and provide essential data and functions for internal needs. There are a plethora of choices for developing APIs - from REST to gRPC to Thrift to GraphQL and more. The solutions we choose need to work not just technically, but also for the humans designing and interacting with those APIs. In this track, we’ll explore a few notable API architectures to extract the patterns and practices that apply to building modern API architectures anywhere.


Philip Fisher-Ogden

Director of Engineering @Netflix

Philip Fisher-Ogden is the Director of Engineering for Product Edge Systems at Netflix, a group that develops and runs highly available API orchestration layers and critical edge services for Netflix. Prior to Netflix, Philip explored the impact technology could have on education as a Teach for America teacher, and then traveled from startup to national lab to graduate school before his love for movies won out and brought him to Netflix. Philip received a BS degree from UCSD and MS degree from UC Davis, where he focused on databases and information systems. He enjoys helping to build a stronger and more diverse tech community through his direct work and through events like QCon.

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Wednesday Nov 11 / 09:00AM PST


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