Developer experience (DX) is about more than having a well designed API – it’s the packaging and delivery of the API, which are key to ensuring it gets adopted by developers.
At 3scale, we are API nerds, and we are surely not the only ones if you look at the number of API-related events around the world. During the year we participate in a lot of conferences and meetups with the API community, but nothing really existed in our local community of Barcelona besides the yearly APIdays Mediterannea.
We wanted to host a local group for hackers to exchange ideas about APIs and show the world that Barcelona has an active tech scene. This meetup would let local hackers present their work on APIs, as well as give them the opportunity to hear world-class international speakers. We plan to host this meetup regularly, every 3 months at 3scale HQ.
What better time than the week of Mobile World Congress to do the first meetup?
This year at the API Strategy & Practice Conference (APIStrat) in Chicago (Sept. 24–26) we are trying something new – the API Speed Hack.
What is it?
Think of the Speed Hack as a “performance enhanced” hackathon. We think it’s a very effective, practical and fun way to promote APIs to developers.