One-day Conference about API Documentation and Developer Portals

API The Docs is an event for tech writers, API developers, product owners and developer evangelists who embrace documentation as a crucial aspect of a great developer experience. The conference is a great opportunity to share and discuss the latest best practices, strategies and new trends relevant to API documentation and developer portals!


The first ever API The Docs conference in the USA is organized in the prestigious American Writers Museum, located on the second floor of a Michigan Avenue office building. The museum is just a few steps from Millennium Park and other cultural attractions, and it's close to a number of Chicago's major hotels. It's a cultural gem - the colorful, interactive space provides a unique event atmosphere!


Huge thank you to Margaret Eker, Laura Vass, Mike Jang and Bob Watson for selecting amazing talks for this edition, and a big shout-out to the Write the Docs Chicago meetup group for co-organizing!

Code of Conduct

API The Docs Chicago follows the ground rules of the Write The Docs community: be friendly, be respectful, be careful in the words that you choose. If you need to report any issue for a reason, please contact All reports will be kept confidential.


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Allen Dean

IBM Watson

Case Study: Integration and automation create delightful API docs

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Shy Ruparel


Write your Docs like nobody reads them

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Amy Arambulo Negrette


Gateways to Gateways: API Development in the Cloud

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Darren Shelcusky


From Zero To Sixty:Driving A DocOps Based Approach To APIs At Ford Motor Company

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Jessica Parsons


Sauntering Beyond Swagger with Open Source Tools

Karen White profile img

Karen White


(Re)designing a Developer Portal that Your Developers will Want to Use

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Robert Delwood


Making Great Documentation: Seven Steps That Go Beyond Autogeneration

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Amara Graham


One Size Still Doesn't Fit All

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Bob Watson

Mercer University

The Inverted Funnel of Developer Documentation

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Jenny Wanger


The UX of DX: User Testing in the Invisible World of APIs

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Mónika Alföldi-Zörgő


Devportal Information Architecture: a 4-step method


180 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 USA