SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and the OpenAPI Initiative, a Linux Foundation project created to advance API technology, today announced the full schedule for APIStrat 2018, taking place September 24-26 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The API Strategy & Practice Conference, known as APIStrat, is a conference focused on the future of the API economy. The ninth edition of the conference will bring together everyone – from the API curious to today's leaders – to discuss opportunities and challenges in the API space. The event covers 13 different topic areas in the API economy, including microservices, API as products, API portals, design of API, GraphQL and friends, API usability and, more.
Keynotes for the event include leading API voices from across the space as well as conversations that are important to the wider tech sector. Keynotes include:
Cristiano Betta, Senior Developer Advocate at Box, discussing A Live API
Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY discussing Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor
James Higginbotham, Executive API Consultant at LaunchAny discussing Lessons in Transforming the Enterprise to an API Platform
Kate O'Neill, author of Pixels and Place and lead at KO Insights, discussing Tech Humanism: Integration, Automation, and the Future of the Human Experience
Jenn Schiffer, Community Engineer at Glitch discussing Putting Your Best "Hello World" Forward
Steven Willmott, Senior Director and head of API Infrastructure at Red Hat discussing APIs meet Enterprise: Surfing the wave between Chaos and Innovation
Along with panels, sessions and keynotes, APIStrat hosts hands-on workshops, including:
Taming Your API from Sachin Agarwal, Principal Product Manager at LaunchDarkly
Usable APIs at Scale with Protocol Buffers and gRPC from Tim Burks, Staff Software Engineer at Google
A Tour of Mobile API Projection from Skip Hovsmith, VP of Growth at CriticalBlue
Practical SecDevOps for APIs from Isabelle Mauny, CTO at 42Crunch
Turning External Services to Internal APIs from Chris Phillips, SWAT Integration Architect at IBM
Secure API Development from Krishan Veer, Technical Leader and Security evangelist at Cisco DevNet
The full lineup of sessions can be viewed here. The event also offers a nursing room, complimentary childcare onsite (pre-registration is requested by September 7), a quiet room and non-binary restrooms.
Registration is discounted to $599 through September 14. Additional academic discounts are available as well; details are available on the event registration page. If you have an interest in becoming a diversity partner for this event, please email [email protected].
Members of the media interested in attending can email Dan Brown at [email protected] to request a complimentary press pass.
APIStrat is made possible by Platinum Sponsors Red Hat and WS02; Bronze Sponsors 42Crunch, API Fortress, Authlete, Postman, SmartBear and Stoplight; and Break Sponsor, Capital One DevExchange.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. More information here.
About The Linux Foundation The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.
About the OpenAPI Initiative The OpenAPI Initiative (OAI) was created by a consortium of forward-looking industry experts who recognize the immense value of standardizing on how REST APIs are described. As an open governance structure under The Linux Foundation, the OAI is focused on creating, evolving and promoting a vendor-neutral description format: OpenAPI Specification. Visit https://www.openapis.org/ for more information.