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Announcing Program Sessions for APIStrat Boston
Thanks to the guidance of our 2016 Program Chair Lorinda Brandon, we have some ground-breaking and envelope-pushing presentations lined up for you. (Can you break ground and push envelopes at the same time? We certainly aim to!) Last year, one of the themes that emerged from our talks was the idea that API program growth is best enabled by treating the API itself as a product. This year, we dive deeper on this topic with a full session block on Product Management. read more
Ideas for Your Talk at APIStrat 2016
Our call for talks to speak at APIStrat 2016 is currently open. Submissions are being accepted until May 20. We invite you to share your latest experiences and learnings when implementing API strategies, designing APIs, building out a developer community, and using technology to manage all stages of the API lifecycle. At APIStrat, we have a reputation for creating a dynamic, forward-thinking program that balances a discussion of current trends with talks that forge new directions for us all to consider. read more
A Deep Dive into API Business Models at APIStrat Austin
At APIStrat Austin, we have a whole session track dedicated to exploring API business models. At previous events, we have had main stage panels, individual presentations and fireside chats that outlined the value of defining a business model for an API, but this time we take a deep dive into how startups, growing businesses, and established enterprises are all documenting and defining the business model around their APIs. API providers are finding that as their customer relationships grow, and their API products evolve beyond an initial lean startup approach of figuring out what works, they now need clearer models that can scale with their overall business. read more
The APIStrat Austin Schedule Is Up!
The schedule for APIStrat Austin has taken a little longer than expected this round, with the events team having to making some very hard decisions about which talks are accepted, and saying no to some amazing talks and speakers. We have also been working overtime to bring up our diversity numbers, sticking to our mission to make the leading community API event as inclusive as possible. In addition to the numerous keynotes, panels, and fireside chats (which we will cover in later posts), we've broken out the talks we've received into the following session tracks: read more
Make Sure And Book Your Room For APIStrat Austin Before They Are Gone
Now that the schedule is up for APIStrat Austin 2015, the rush is on, make sure you get registered before it sells out, as we only have limited space for this edition. Also make sure you get your room booked at the Sheraton Austin Hotel At The Capitol, as there are limited rooms available--using the link provided will get you the conference discount. Of course ,there are many other amazing hotels to choose from in Austin, TX: read more
APIStrat Austin to Host a New Live Show From the Traffic and Weather Podcast Team
The API podcast Traffic and Weather returns for the third time to APIStrat this November with a new show broadcast live from the event.  Hosted by John Sheehan (Runscope) and Steve Marx (Dropbox), Traffic and Weather is a witty and engaging roundup of API breaking news and current practices, with clever insights and clear pointers to must-reads across the API landscape. Having hosted crowd-pleasing shows at APIStrat in San Francisco and Chicago, Traffic and Weather will bring their third APIstrat show to Austin. Their live podcast from our main stage gets the audience buzzing and generates great talking points and discussion amongst delegates for the rest of our event. We are excited and grateful to welcome John and Steve back again. read more
APIStrat: An Inclusive Conversation
Read our round-up of some of the challenges, controversies, and solutions being discussed to address the lack of diversity in tech (and at tech conferences). Here’s what API Strategy and Practice Conference is going to do about it. Join our API conversation on inclusion and diversity… While API Strategy and Practice has had a Code of Conduct aimed at encouraging fairness and a welcoming environment for all, for our Austin event we are also introducing a Diversity Statement (link when live). read more
Announcing Two New Keynotes For Austin 2015 From Ashley Hathaway of IBM Watson Group and Lori MacVittie of F5 Network
We are pleased to announce two new keynotes for APIStrat Austin 2015. We have been looking for new keynotes that reflect the growing conversations going on across the API space, we feel these two keynote speakers represent this mission. APIStrat is always looking for honest stories from the people who are in the trenches at leading companies, and as we were looking through call for papers submissions, we though Ashley's story stood out. We are please to invite her to the main stage for Austin. read more
You Have 24 Hours Left To Submit Your Talk For APIStrat Austin
There is a little more than 24 hours left for you to submit your talk for APIStrat in Austin, TX, this November 18th, 19th, and 20th. With this sixth edition of APIStrat, we are taking things back to our roots, and not choosing a theme, but making it a conversation about the most important topics in the space facing API providers and consumers in 2015.  From looking at the talks that have been submitted so far, API definitions, design, and Internet of Things seems to be leading the pack. We've also seen a couple session talk submissions that we think are probably more worthy of being keynotes, because they are just that good. The APIStrat team feels like 400 people is the sweet spot when it comes to having a productive API discussion, so we chose a venue that fits this vision, which will most definitely sell out. Check out the sponsors who have already lined up, and we have only announced two keynotes (more coming this next week). Make sure and submit your talk before tomorrow night, so that you are part of the conversation. Also, make sure you jump in and  sponsor the event, as we are already looking at closing off one tier of sponsorship--contact us today if you want to get in on the action. We'll see you in Austin! 
@APIStrat Announces First Keynotes, Speakers, and Sponsors For November 2015 Event in Austin
Today, the API Strategy & Practice Conference announced first keynote speakers Neha Sampat, CEO of built.io and enterprise thought leader Dion Hinchcliffe along with early public sponsors of the event including 3scale, Walgreeens, Klout, SmartBear, Akana, Cloud Elements and AnyPresence. The semi-annual API Strategy & Practice Conference is dedicated to bringing together leading speakers and practitioners in the API Industry. This sixth edition of the event, taking place November 18-20, will continue the conversation with talks, workshops and discussions on current challenges and opportunities in the API space. read more
APIStrat Austin 2015 Ticket Sales and Call for Papers Now Open
As the API economy gathers steam, the API Strategy & Practice Conference today announced its next North American event will be held in Austin, Texas, November 18-20, 2015. The conference is co-organized by 3Scale and API Evangelist and is dedicated to sharing, informing and learning about the rapidly growing API industry and marketplace. The event will include talks, panels and keynotes with over 80 speakers covering diverse topics from API security and design, to business models, operations and marketing. read more
Announcing APIStrat Austin 2015
It is time for the next APIStrat experience, and after an exciting, sold out APIDays Berlin & APIStrat Europe 2015 in Berlin, we are moving the conversation to Austin, Texas. We are pleased to officially announce APIStrat Austin 2015, at the Sheraton Austin Hotel At The Capitol, this November 18th, 19th, and 20th 2015. read more