September 24-26, 2018
APIStrat 2018 is a wrap! Thank you to all the attendees and sponsors that joined us in Nashville this year. To experience the best of this year’s event, be sure to view the event photos and review session slides from speakers who provided them via the event schedule.
Kristoff Van Tomme
Kristof Van Tomme is an open source strategist and architect. He is the CEO and co-founder of Pronovix. He’s got a degree in bio-engineering and is a regular speaker at conferences in the API, DevRel, and technical writing communities.
For a few years now he’s been building bridges between the documentation, API, DevRel, and Drupal community. He is co-organiser of the London Write the Docs meetup, and cheerleader for the Amsterdam and Brussels Write the Docs meetup groups.
Peter Silvio is a Vice President of Engineering for Platform Solutions at Shutterstock. A passionate technology leader with over 20 years of experience, he has spent the past decade architecting and building distributed service platforms and designing data architecture not just for internal applications, but also defining API products to power future company solutions. Prior to joining Shutterstock, Peter was Head of Application development and architecture and Thomson Reuters building and managing distributed platforms and applications in FinTech.
Learn more at Peter's session Scaling an API Ecosystem to Deliver Millions of Assests to Enterprises Globally.
Erik is a frequent speaker at both industry and academia events. In his current role at the API Academy, his work revolves around API strategy, design, and management, and how to help organizations with their digital transformation. Based on his extensive background in Web architecture and technologies, Erik combines deep expertise in protocols and representations with insights into API practices at today's organizations.
Before joining API Academy and working in the API space full-time, Erik spent time at Siemens and EMC, in both cases working at ways how APIs could be used for their internal service ecosystems, as well as for better ways for customers to use services and products. Before that, Erik spent most of his life in academia, working at UC Berkeley and ETH Zürich. Erik received his Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich, and his diploma in computer science from TU Berlin.
Learn More at Erik's session May Contain Nuts: The Case for API Labeling.
Tanya Vlahovic is a senior software architect at eBay Inc.
She is leading the public API Governance team and the overall public API decomposition and namespace definition. Tanya is an active contributor to eBay’s technical standards and patterns for both internal and external web services. She is a lead architect for eBay Buy APIs. Through public speaking, she contributes to increasing the visibility of the eBay API program. Tanya works in the eBay San Jose office.
Learn more at Tanya's session eBay Speaks API.
Arnaud Lauret aka The API Handyman. Author of The Design of Everyday APIs. Creator of the API Stylebook. Senior API Architect at Natixis. Passionate by API design, documentation, software architecture, tools, training and governance. Strong supporter of the OpenAPI Specification, author of the most complete Open API 2.0 tutorial, creator of the OpenAPI Map, gave an Open API Trek talk series in 2016. My 2017 talk, the Lord of API Design was about API design style guides. Wearer of cool T-shirts and lightsaber.
Learn more at Arnaud's session The Design of Everyday APIs.
Nicolas is a Developer Advocate at Typeform, living between Barcelona and San Francisco.
Nicolas built his first website in 2000 using Microsoft Word, and since then did not stop learning about programming.
He likes to build projects involving APIs and connecting people together.
He used to work at 3scale for 5 years and was part of Red Hat after the acquisition. He was one of the maintainers of APIs.json and APIs.io projects, as well as the initiator of Speedhack.io and the API Escape room.
He attended and spoke before at APIstrat Portland, Austin, Boston, Chicago and Berlin, and also at other events like APIDays and API world.
Learn More during Nicolas' session Webhooks Done Right.
Dimitri van Hees
Dimitri van Hees (1984) is an API Architect from The Netherlands and co-founder of Apiwise. His company is involved in multiple IT projects from the Dutch Government. Before starting his own API consultancy company in 2015, he and his business partner has been web developers at a renowned internet agency for over a decade, consuming and publishing ‘APIs’ way before the API revolution took off.
With ‘separation of concerns’ and ‘developer experience’ in his mind, he constantly tries to improve interoperability between systems, departments and organizations. Dimitri presented about this before at multiple Dutch conferences, APIcon UK, API Days Nordic and API Days Paris. He studied Information Management at Tilburg University and runs an API-driven microbrewery in his spare time.
Learn more at Dimitri's session How the Standardization of OASv3 Refactored a Government.
Joyce is a Developer Evangelist at Postman, an API Development Environment used by 5 million developers and more than 100,000 companies around the world. She works with developers throughout every stage of the API development lifecycle.
Learn more at Joyce's session If an API Falls in a Forest, and No One Is Around to Use It, Is it Still an API?
Isabelle has more that 20 years of experience in the integration fields. She spent most of her career at IBM in various roles (presales, services, product management). She started working on services and APIs more than 10 years ago and introduced in Europe the first XML gateways. For the past 2 years, Isabelle has been the CTO of 42Crunch, a company dedicated to bring API Security to the commodity level. She has spoken at many API-focused conferences as well as in several WSO2 and IBM conferences.