API Days Mediterranea
May 30th, 2014
APIdays Mediterranea in Barcelona covered a whole lot of ground with contributions from all sorts. Mehdi Medjaoui did a great job moderating the sessions and seemed to be able to conceive of all kinds of questions for all kinds of people.
Some things I liked
- a great slideset from Fabernovel on why C-levels should care about APIs;
- hearing from companies that provide services in very different industries – but who each simplify access to the service via an API (context.io for accessing email data, Paymill for payments processing, Nexmo for global voice and SMS services);
- sketching and API design – working out the intent of APIs without getting distracted by details – from Layer7 API Academy;
- overview of the world of APIs from Kim Lane;
- a whole series of talks on language and APIs;
- experiences on the usage and management of APIs over a 9 year period in a B2B scenario, from Tomtom fleet management division;
- benefits of platforms from Manfred Bortenschlager;
- discussions on private vs public APIs, and community practice vs standards;
- apifaces on twitter;
- and lots more…
What’s to Learn
The world of B2B integration can learn a lot from the strategies adopted by providers of public APIs. The public API guys have had to adopt these strategies in order to increase adoption; the B2B guys need to do it for reasons of productivity…
And here are the slides I presented on Developer Experience.
And thanks to the Organisers
APIdays Mediterranea was a great event – and I think there are plans for a few more – Dublin, Moscow, San Francisco…
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