Entering the Platform Age: 3 Key Lessons for Generating Real Platform Value

March 9th, 2016 |

Last week we had the pleasure of attending the awesome APIDays Australia event in Melbourne – congratulations to the team at Sixtree and APIDays for pulling off a great event (check out Frank Arrigo’s great write up!). The “Platforms for Innovation” theme was a great opportunity to go deep on a topic we cover all the time with our customers – how to deliver real value with a platform strategy.

The notion of “becoming a platform” has become ingrained in today’s IT and product discourse: platform strategies can transform markets (Uber is a prime example) and be the foundation for internal innovation. Unfortunately, despite the buzz it can be very hard to both pin down the real value of a platform to your organization and subsequently to really deliver. In the talk we cover both the value of platforms and the focus needed to …

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3scale @ APIDays Mediterranea, May 5-7 and PARTY

April 27th, 2015 |

Like last year, we are again very happy to be one of the main supporters and sponsors of APIdays Mediterranea in Barcelona on May 6-7. As a sponsor, we can provide a number of 50% discounted tickets. Get them here.

APIDays is a two day conference about the technology and business of APIs. APIDays Mediterranea is the APIDays edition for the South of Europe, which brings together developers, IT managers, startups, corporations and those involved in the API industry to discuss, learn and share about the future and business of APIs. This year, there will be a special track focusing on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and the relevance of APIs for the language industry. As always, the conference has a grea…

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APIStrat and APIDays Berlin – The Web of APIs Grows!

April 27th, 2015 |

Many of you are just returning home from another great APIStrat Europe and APIDays event in Berlin. It was a fantastic few days with awesome people coming together – speakers, sponsors, attendees – to move the ball forward on the technology and business of APIs.

For 3scale and APIStrat, it was the second European event after Amsterdam last year, and with 425 attendees the European API market is clearly taking off. It was a pleasure to partner with APIDays and the Sphere.IO local team – making it a real joint effort. See all the tweets at #apisberlin.

Huge thanks to all the sponsors, speakers and attendees who made it all work.

The Web of APIs

The th…

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Some great tweets from #apistrat Berlin

April 24th, 2015 |

We had a blast at APIDays Berlin & APIStrat Europe! We’ve rounded up some of the best tweets – some great photos and bits of insight to take away. Check ’em out.

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Announcing Joint Conference: APIDays Berlin & APIStrat Europe 2015

December 3rd, 2014 |

We’re teaming up with APIDays for a joint conference in Berlin! Mark your calendars for APIDays Berlin & APIStrat Europe 2015: April 23rd-25th. The event will be held at the Humboldt Carré Conference and Event Center on Gendarmenmarkt, immediately following the AppsWorld Mobile Application Expo (22-23rd of April).

As a longtime sponsor and a big fan of APIDays, we’re excited to be joining forces for this event. APIDays Berlin & APIStrat Europe 2015 will bring together leading API practitioners and developers from around the world, sharing best practice across industry verticals — from e-commerce, media and music to consumer goods and finance. There will also be workshops and a

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SpeedHack News: from APIStrat Chicago to APIdays Paris & Beyond…

November 26th, 2014 |

The next SpeedHack will be held next week at APIdays Paris!

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Paris, France
  • Registration is free.

You are developer? You love APIs? The 3rd of December 1:00pm (13h) in Paris, compete during APIDays Paris conference with international teams of 3 developers to know who are the best API developers out there and win up to $2,000.”

Newly Launched: SpeedHack.io

We’re looking forward to more SpeedHacks in the future. What to have one in a city near you? Let us know!

APIStrat SpeedHack Video is out

In our lengthy

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Crash Course – Practical API Lifecycle Management at APIdays Paris

November 24th, 2014 |

Learn how to get the most out of your API in 2 hours

We are very happy to announce another crash course on practical API management to be held at the APIdays on December 2nd, 2014 in Paris. This time, we’ve joined forces with SmartBear. The two hour workshop will cover the most important aspects related to an API’s lifecycle and development based on the essential phases of the API lifecycle, focusing specifically on testing, securing and monitoring APIs.

We will introduce core concepts as well as go over tools and best practices for practical API lifecycle management. Pili

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We’re Hosting APICraft Next Week – In SF? Love APIs? Come on down.

June 6th, 2014 |

Next week will be busy and exciting for API fans in SF.  We’re hosting APICraft at our offices on Thursday, and on Friday, APIDays begins down the street at Parisoma. So if you love API’s come on down. Special bonus – if you come to APICraft you can take advantage of a 50 percent discount for APIDays.    Not a bad deal. Read on for deets for both events – with discount code for APIDays from Emmanuel at APICraft…     What: Come hear about the future of API Design and Discovery! We’ve got an exciting panel consisting of API Design experts:

  • Kin Lane (API Evangelist/Apis.io/API Commons)
  • Jakub Nesetril (Apiary.io/API

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From Value Chains to Value Networks – 3scale at APIdays

June 5th, 2014 |

In an earlier post, we described 3Scale involvement in the APIdays series of events and especially the most recent APIdays Mediterranea in Barcelona. In this post, I summarize my talk “APIs: From Value Chains to Value Networks” which I gave on the morning May 30th. You can find the slides on slideshare and embedded at the end of this post.

Setting The Context

My intention was to describe the current evolution from value chains to value networks, which is to a great extent enabled via APIs. Related to this I wanted to highlight some of the benefits that come with that evolution (such as new business models) but also some challenges. These challenges are mainly relevant for API providers but also affect API consumers (i.…

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3scale At APIdays Mediterranea: APIs, Data & The Internet-Of-Things

May 21st, 2014 |

APIdays is a global tour covering six cities including Barcelona, Berlin, Moscow, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo. The APIdays event  is vendor-independent and genuinely wants to drive to API space forward, covering a wide range of topics including scalability, versioning, developer experience, testing, mobile, security and business models.

We were Silver Sponsor at APIdays Berlin (see also our earlier post) and are now very proud to be Silver Sponsor again at the APIdays Mediterranea edition in Barcelona on May 29th and 30th.

A preliminary program can be found

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