October 15 - 17, 2019
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia
An internationally known author and speaker, Mike Amundsen travels the world consulting and talking about network architecture, Web development, and the intersection of technology and society. He works with companies large and small to help them capitalize on the opportunities APIs, Microservices, and Digital Transformation present for both consumers and the enterprise. Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers. He contributed to the O'Reilly Media book, "Continuous API Management" (2018). His "RESTful Web Clients", was published by O'Reilly in February 2017 and he co-authored "Microservice Architecture" (June 2016). Amundsen's 2013 collaboration with Leonard Richardson "RESTful Web APIs" and his 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, are common references for building adaptable Web applications. His latest book -- "Design and Build Great APIs" -- for Pragmatic Publishing is scheduled for release in late 2019.
StoplightTaylor Barnett leads developer relations and the open source community at Stoplight. Previously, Taylor led developer community, documentation, and SDKs at Keen. She has spoken on developer experience, SDKs, OpenAPI, developer empathy, and building communities at conferences such as O'Reilly OSCON, GlueCon, multiple API Strategy & Practices, API the Docs, AlterConf, DevRelCon, and DevXcon.
VP, Mobile & Developer Ecosystem, GM of eBay PortlandGail Frederick’s expertise includes two decades of software development and architecture leadership inside venture-backed startups and Fortune 500s. She is currently VP of Mobile and Developer Ecosystem at eBay, and GM of eBay’s Portland office. As eBay’s mobile technology leader, Gail and her mobile architects obsess about reliability and performance of eBay apps across their global user base. As the leader of the eBay Developers Program, Gail is hyper-focused on making eBay integration easier for third-party developers. She delivered and continues to expand a new generation of buying and selling APIs that enable smoother, more seamless buying and selling experiences for consumers and businesses. In prior roles at eBay, Gail was chartered with streamlining the company’s web services portfolio through design patterns and architectural standards, focused on multi-screen applications and mobility. Before her time at eBay, Gail served as a director for Intel’s Open Source Technology Center, the heart of Linux at Intel. Before Intel, Gail held technology leadership roles at several Seattle start-ups. In 2005, she was the first engineering hire at Medio Systems, a mobile search and analytics start-up that was acquired by Nokia and subsequently HERE Technologies. Gail has been writing mobile apps since the very first app-enabled Nokia mobile phones. Her treatise on standards-based mobile web development entitled “Beginning Smartphone Web Development” was published by Apress in December 2009. Gail holds bachelor and master’s degrees in Computer Science from The University of Michigan and The University of Washington, respectively. When not at work, Gail is a mother to school-age twins and calls Portland, Oregon home. She is an avid hiker and kayaker, especially around the lakes and rivers of rural central Oregon. Favorite eBay experience: Gail’s family refers to her as “the queen of small packages” because she’s always buying yarn and craft supplies on eBay to fuel her knitting and sewing hobbies. Sheis also an active consumer seller on eBay and hopes to achieve Top-Rated Seller status in 2019.
Core Team, JSON SchemaSenior Web Developer at Wellcome Sanger Institute and core team member of JSON Schema. Mostly working on DECIPHER, a web based platform for the secure deposition, analysis, and sharing of DNA variations from patients suffering from rare genetic disorders. One day a week working in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), first on the Matchmaker Exchange API, and now on a new Case Discovery API. Wearer of many hats for JSON Schema, including maintaining the community services and looking out for developer and editor welfare.
April Kyle Nassi
Program Manager, Google Gaming Open Source
April Kyle Nassi is a community programs manager at Google, where she helps to support and grow the open source ecosystem. She started in community with a ragtag group of poker bloggers, and then moved to California and found code. She built the Salesforce Developer Community, and remains passionate about supporting developers to build awesome things. When she's not working, she's probably playing Stardew Valley or Assassin's Creed.
Kevin has spent over a decade solving problems and building products for Enterprise IT. He has a strong focus on networked applications, microservices, APIs, and serverless architecture patterns. Kevin is passionate about open collaboration in the greater technology community. He is the author of Siren, a hypermedia specification, and was an organizer for API Craft Conference.
Additional Members of the Program Committee
- Marsh Gardiner
- Marc-Andre Giroux
- Lukas Linhart
- Saurabh Madan
- Baljeet Malhotra
- Francisco Méndez Vilas
- Jonathan Stoikovitch
- Dave Whiteley