We’re really happy that after two successful events we can now announce the first European edition of the API Strategy & Practice Conference, which will be held next March 26-28, 2014 at the Beurs Van Berlage in Amsterdam.

APIs in Europe are growing and there are a lot of organization with great stories to share. The event will be a similar format as the US events with 60+ speakers, 2 days of main content and 1/2 day of workshops. There are already events in Europe which are doing an awesome job – APIDays and NordicAPIs and we’re working together with them to make the best possible event.

We are also excited to announce the initial list of speakers below who all bring great perspectives, thank you all for your involvement! We’re also looking forward to your own talk proposals – submit them here by the 17th of January to join the program!

Gordon Hollingworth, Director of Software at Raspberry Pi
Gordon is the Director of Engineering at Raspberry Pi in the UK – currently the worlds fastest growing computer company. Raspberry Pi’s vision started in 2006 with the idea to provide radically cheaper computing for kids and has rapidly evolved into providing radically cheaper computing for everybody. Pi’s are now used in all sorts of applications from standard desktop computing to embedded systems.
Jarmo Eskelinen, Jarmo Eskelinen is an innovation professional from Helsinki, Finland. Originally trained as an architect, Jarmo is an expert in digital content, smart cities and user driven design, currently devoted to open data. Jarmo leads Forum Virium Helsinki, an innovation company building digital bridges between people and services. Forum Virium Helsinki activities are based on the principles of open and user-driven innovation.
John Sheehan, Co-founder & CEO at Runscope
John is an API fanatic with over 15 years of experience working in a wide variety of IT and software development roles. As an early employee at Twilio, John lead the developer evangelism program and worked as a Product Manager for Developer Experience. After Twilio, John was Platform Lead at IFTTT working with API providers to create new channels. John is also the creator of RestSharp, API Digest, API Jobs and co-host of Traffic and Weather, an API and cloud podcast.
Kin Lane, API Evangelist
My name is Kin Lane and I am a technology professional with an obsession for Application Programming Interfaces or APIs. API Evangelist, Tech Gypsy, Open Data, Gov Hacker and Father.
Mike Amundsen, API Architect at Layer 7
As API Architect at Layer 7, Mike Amundsen heads up the company’s API Architecture & Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies across North America to provide insight into how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

Talk submissions
We are now accepting talk submissions. Please check out the list of topics and submit your ideas by January 17, 2014.

Ticket sales 
Ticket sales will start in January, leave your email and we’ll notify you when registration is open or follow our updates on Twitter.

Want to sponsor? 
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to us at apiconference@3scale.net.