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API Architecture

How would you design and implement your APIs if you were starting today? If you already have a lot of APIs, what should you be thinking about to keep up with competition? This track will highlight the latest tools and techniques around API design and usage; from things like contract-first API development and client generation techniques, to how APIs are changing for use cases like big data and streaming, to testing and operational aspects of dealing with APIs at scale.


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Session Event Driven Architecture

Designing Event-Driven Architectures Using the AsyncAPI Specification

Tuesday Nov 9 / 11:10AM EST

In the world of REST APIs, we're used to having a great variety of tools and specifications (Swagger, OpenAPI, RAML). This has enabled us to automate the generation of documentation portals, code, and also led to a bunch of excellent API management services like Apigee, Mulesoft, Kong, and...

Fran Mendez

Founder at AsyncAPI Initiative & Director Of Engineering @getpostman

Session API

Building With Extensibility

Tuesday Nov 9 / 12:10PM EST

Extensibility isn't just making your endpoints public; you should think about how your product will be extended and enhanced by others before you write a line of code. Gain an understanding of why we want to build extensible products rather than just checking off a "public API" box....

Christi Schneider

Software Engineer @Square

Session API

A Standardized, Specification-Driven API Lifecycle

Tuesday Nov 9 / 01:10PM EST

API specifications like OpenAPI are often seen as just documentation, or possibly used for code generation--when in reality they have become much, much more. OpenAPI and AsyncAPI have emerged as the way API producers and consumers are engaging across the entire API lifecycle, beginning with...

Kin Lane

Chief Evangelist @Postman

PANEL DISCUSSION API

API Showdown: REST vs. GraphQL vs. gRPC – Which Should You Use?

Tuesday Nov 9 / 02:10PM EST

When architecting an API, one of the major decisions is choosing the appropriate communication technology and protocol. Every solution comes with trade-offs, so how do you find the right fit for your needs? The three panelists will each be a representative for one of today's popular...

Alex Borysov

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Matt McLarty

Software Architect, Author, Global Leader of API Strategy @MuleSoft

Michelle Garrett

Software Engineer @Twitter


Speakers from this track

Fran Mendez

Founder at AsyncAPI Initiative & Director Of Engineering @getpostman

Fran is the founder of the AsyncAPI Initiative and Director Of Engineering at Postman. He’s a software engineer with a strong focus on event-driven APIs and microservices. In his spare time, he enjoys playing beach volleyball, kayaking, and stand-up paddle surf.

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Christi Schneider

Software Engineer @Square

Christi recently became a software engineer at Square's office in Atlanta. She works on the extensibility team, building the tools and establishing patterns that other Square teams use to build the external developer program. Before Square, she worked at Blackbaud as a part of many teams over...

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Kin Lane

Chief Evangelist @Postman

Kin Lane is the Chief Evangelist for Postman, and has been writing about the API lifecycle for over a decade as the API Evangelist. Working with companies, organizations, institutions, and government agencies to define the API lifecycles that have emerged across almost every aspect of our...

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Alex Borysov

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Alex is currently a senior software engineer at Netflix, where he is working on building a unified global digital Studio that powers the effective production of Netflix content. Prior to joining Netflix, Alex had designed, implemented, and run various World-scale distributed systems,...

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Matt McLarty

Software Architect, Author, Global Leader of API Strategy @MuleSoft

Matt McLarty is the Global Field CTO for MuleSoft, a Salesforce company. He works closely with organizations to define digital strategies, as well as design and implement enterprise-grade API and microservices solutions. An experienced software architect, Matt has worked extensively in the...

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Michelle Garrett

Software Engineer @Twitter

Michelle Garrett is a Software Engineer at Twitter, where she is part of the team building Twitter's large scale GraphQL API. Prior to Twitter, Michelle worked on a GraphQL implementation at Condé Nast, powering the international Vogue websites. Michelle is an organiser of Node Girls, which...

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Track Date

Tuesday Nov 9 / 11:00AM EST

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Architecture

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Thomas Betts

Senior Principal Software Architect @blackbaud & Lead Editor for Architecture and Design @InfoQ

Thomas Betts is the Lead Editor for Architecture and Design at InfoQ, a co-host of the InfoQ Podcast, and a Senior Principal Software Architect at Blackbaud. For over two decades, his focus has always been on providing software solutions that delight his customers. He has worked in a variety of...

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