Playing with the APIStrat API

February 11th, 2016 |

As we discussed in an earlier blog post, the API conference we co-organize with API Evangelist, APIStrat has an API, which allowed us to build an Amazon Echo app. Kin has continued to develop the APIStrat API, adding more endpoints and data. You can read more about it on his blog. For this week’s Thursday hack project, I decided to do more with this API and see what kinds of information I can extract from it.

After attending the last 3 editions of the conference, I got the feeling that APIStrat is doing a good job of being inclusive. But is that real? Or just a subjective feeling? I was interested to see if the data provided by the API could show gender diversity in terms of speakers and see if it improved over the years.


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API Business Models And The API Model Canvas at APIStrat Austin

December 22nd, 2015 |

API business models have been a hotly debated topic in the API community. For sustainable API program success, it’s paramount to get the value proposition right, and the API provider needs to have a clear understanding about how to capitalize on this value. At the API Strategy and Practice conference (APIStrat) in Austin, we had a whole session devoted to this topic.

John Musser from API Science (and former founder of ProgrammableWeb) was chairing that session. John was, in fact, one of the people who initially triggered the discussions around APIs and business models at APIStrat in 2013. He did an excellent job shaping the agenda of the session, starting with two talks about the principles of business models and APIs and suggested thinking processes. The following two talks were reports from each speaker’s experience, discussing what can go wrong and essential lessons learned.

I kicked things off doing the first talk about the API Model Canvas, a tool to help API leaders get their strategy right for their API…

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3scale Sponsor Of Endpoint2015 Conference

August 20th, 2015 |

We are happy to announce that 3scale is sponsor of the Endpoint2015 conference in Amsterdam on September 4, 2015.

Endpoint2015 is by API developers, for API developers. There will be two tracks with a mix of generic and platform specific talks; the conference is designed in such a way that whether you’re a PHP, Ruby, Python, .NET or other platform developer, or whether you develop APIs for apps, websites or other clients, there’s always a session that should be of interest.

In addition to the sponsorship, we will also have a talk and demo at Endpoint2015. We will have a joint session with our partner Red Hat and demonstrate our Full Stack API Solution. Below are title and abstract of our talk:

Title: “Integrating, exposing and managing distributed data via REST…

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Announcing APIStrat 2015: Austin, Texas!

August 6th, 2015 |

We’re super excited to announce this year’s United States API Strategy and Practice event! The conference will be held in Austin, Texas between the 18th and 20th of November – save the dates! The event follows in the same spirit of amazing content and community from previous events in the US and Europe. We’re always amazed at how fast the API space moves, and it’s time to push the boundary again!

The European event this year was held in Berlin in conjunction with APIDays. You can check out the fantastic talks on the APIStrat YouTube channel.

Note the following dates:

  • Call for Talks begins: Tuesday, August 11th
  • Call for Talks closes: Early September
  • Event dates: November 18-20th

We’re always looking for great speakers, topic input and sponsors…

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API Solutions For Predictive APIs at PAPIs Conference

November 13th, 2014 |

The 1st International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps (PAPIs) will be held on November 17th – 18th, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

What is the PAPIs conference?

Attending PAPIs is the best way to learn how to give predictive capabilities to your business and to your apps, to discover what others are doing and how, and to find out about the latest tools and developments.

Sessions are BS-free, chosen rigorously by a program committee consisting of experts and thought leaders in machine learning, data mining and predictive analytics. As a consequence, there won’t be any sales pitches, marketing speeches or buzzword cover-ups — you can instead expect an exciting learning experience full of very practical, technical talks on how to build predictive APIs and predictive apps.

What are Predictive APIs?

As we are collecting m…

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Building Hypermedia APIs in JavaScript

October 30th, 2014 |

Through the process of building APIbunny for Easter a few months ago, I learned a lot about the obscure world of Hypermedia APIs and gained experience on how to build them using JavaScript. You can read the whole story about how we built it in a previous blog post.

Last week, I had the opportunity to present about my experiences at the HTML5 Developer Conference in San Francisco. I briefly explained the concepts of Hypermedia APIs and how to implement them in JavaScript using HATEOAS or Fortune.js framework. You can find the slides on SlideShare.

The session was well attended and the audience engaged – despite the Giants starting their first game of the World Series at the same time!

Thanks to the organizers of the HTML5 Developer…

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Thank You From APIStrat – We Had A Blast!

September 30th, 2014 |

Last weeks fourth (are we already on 4?!) APIStrat conference kicked off on Wednesday with 6 great workshops, evening drink meetings and then rolled on from there. Over the full two and half days of the conference there were amazing talks, discussions, and a large number of Chicago Pretzels consumed! We can’t say thank you enough to everybody involved – speakers, sponsors and attendees – they really do make the event!

We had everything from projects to light up the planet with 65 million new APIs to flying a drone using brainpower and plugging APIs into cars and the corner store, and everything in between.

We hope it was valuable for you too and we’ll be following up with posts and videos of the content! Some of the slides, videos and photos, can already be found here:

3scale at APIStrat 2014

September 19th, 2014 |

Come See Us in Chicago – September 24-26

@3scale #apistrat


APIStrat, the API Strategy & Practice Conference, is coming up fast! Our team has been busy co-organizing the latest edition of the conference with API Evangelist, and we’ve planned some exciting and informative sessions of our own.

If you’ll be at the conference, stop by and say hello! You can visit us at our booth, schedule a meeting, or come see our presentations. We have something for just about everyone who’s interested in APIs.

Practical Knowledge for API Providers

On Wednesday, Mark Cheshire and Pili Guerra will conduct “Crash Course – Practical API Management” in which they’ll teach you how to get the most out of your API in two hours.

They’ll take you through the necessary steps to set up the infrastructure to secure and monitor traffic to…

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APIStrat 2014: Chicago and Taking APIs Mainstream

August 8th, 2014 |

One of the most important goals we set when putting together the first APIStrat conference in 2012 was to enable as many people as possible to share and benefit from practical API experiences. At the same time we try to tap into the trends we see in the API space – where are new challenges arising? Where is the growth? What new technologies are emerging?

So when it came to choosing a venue for this year’s APIStrat in the United States this year we couldn’t have chosen better than Chicago! Sponsors, speakers and attendees have richly rewarded this so far with a great program in prospect. And the theme for the event was obvious:

APIS Go Mainstream”

The speaker lineup includes a huge variety of companies and organizations of all different sizes from Ford, Wa…

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APIdays Berlin: APIs and the Future of Software

April 25th, 2014 |

APIdays is a global tour covering six cities including Barcelona, Berlin, Moscow, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo. The API’s & The Future of Software series  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 are proud to support the whole APIdays series as one of the main sponsors.

For the Berlin edition there are already 50 speakers in two tracks, and over 250 attendees are expected. APIdays Berlin is solely focused on the builders of the web. The goal is to provide a great learning experience and an open forum to bring together the finest minds in the API space and foster dialogue. For a complete overview of the agenda for APIdays Berlin 

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