Ashley Roach

API and Cloud Evangelist, Cisco


How to train your API: Experiences from the wilderness and back again
Session talk

How do you design APIs in the context of lots of smart, divergent ideas? How do you do this when hardware is involved? In this talk we will share some of the methods and practices we are using and some of the lessons learned from the from the battle tested Cisco DevNet team.

Speaker Bio

Ashley Roach is the API and Cloud Evangelist for Cisco's developer relations team, DevNet. Prior to DevNet, he was a Product Manager in Cloud Collaboration working on APIs and XMPP technologies. Before Cisco, he was Product Manager at NewsGator Technologies, where he initiated the Social Sites product, the leading social software integration with SharePoint at the time. Before NewsGator, he joined Jabber, Inc. in 2003 where he was the Product Manager for the Jabber XCP server and launched the JabberNow appliance. Ashley holds an MBA from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and Undergraduate degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania. When not hacking on APIs, he enjoys playing guitar at blues jams around Denver, snowboarding, and camping.