Full-day track at APIdays Paris 2018

The API Docs & DX track 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. It is a great opportunity to share and discuss the latest best practices, strategies and new trends relevant to API documentation and developer portals!

APIdays Paris main event

APIdays Paris Main Event will be talking about all recent technologies and business models associated to APIs. 100+ speakers will be invited to speaker about the "New API Stack" and how to build a "Programmable Society".

Day 1 will focus on the technoloigical aspect of APIs, with talks and keynotes about REST, GraphQL, gRPC, Serverless, OpenAPISpec/Swagger, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, Kong, Kubernetes, OAuth, OpenId Connect, JWT etc. There will be 5 tracks, with The New Developer Experience stack : API Documentation, Developer portals being one of them!

Code of Conduct

The API Docs & DX track follows the ground rules of the Write The Docs community: be friendly, be respectful, be careful in the words that you choose. 

Speakers

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Beyond API Documentation: Designing a Hub for a Better Developer Experience
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Learning the OAuth dance (without stepping on anyones toes)
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The Design of Everyday APIs
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Platform: How to Product?
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Treat Your Internal API Like a Public API
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An API Is Not Enough: Crafting a Developer Experience
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Architecting DX: Banking and FinTech Developer Portals Case Studies
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Client Library Automation, Inside Out
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Putting the Kit back in SDKs
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Reference Docs are Not Enough… Even for Internal Developer Portals
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Disagree with “I Agree”. Enforcing Better GDPR Compliance Through API Docs

Organizers

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Agenda

11:00-11:25 / Kristof Van Tomme: Welcome
Welcome talk - an overview of the API The Docs conference series
11:25-11:50 / Arnaud Lauret: The Design of Everyday APIs
Learn fundamentals API design principles by simply observing microwave ovens, washing machines and typewriters.
11:50-12:15 / Anabella Spinelli: Learning the OAuth Dance (Without Stepping on Anyone’s Toes)
A walk through what OAuth is and how it works, with personal experience as a somewhat technical person trying to understand it for the first time, using Typeform's docs and platform.
12:15-12:40 / Karen Sawrey: Disagree with “I Agree”. Enforcing Better GDPR Compliance Through the Language of API Documentation
This is a talk on enforcing better GDPR compliance, user data privacy, and “security by design” principles through the language and visual components of API documentation. Practical and immediately applicable tips and insights from a Technical Writer working in data security.
12:40-14:00 / Break
Grab a coffee in the Exhibition area located on the Ground floor.
14:00-14:25 / Adam Kalsey: An API Is Not Enough: Crafting a Developer Experience
Making your application usable by other developers requires more than just tacking on an API. Even designing a great API isn’t enough. It doesn’t matter if your application is going to be used by customers, partners, or just the three co-workers that sit closest to you. You need to think about the entire developer experience.
14:25-14:50 / Kathleen De Roo: Architecting Developer eXperience: Banking and FinTech Developer Portals Case Studies
To provide great DX, we need to tackle API friction (the resistance developers experience while using your API) along the developer journey stages and apply developer marketing techniques.
14:50-15:15 / Darrel Miller: Putting the Kit back in SDKs
Client SDKs for APIs are a contentious topic. Most people will tell you they are essential to API adoption, many people will tell you they will never use them. Why the apparent contradiction? What are the characteristics of a good SDK vs a bad one?
15:15-15:40 / Sylvain Mauduit: Beyond API Documentation: Designing a Hub for a Better Developer Experience
Discover how dailymotion managed to go beyond its APIs reference documentation by building a caring experience for its developer community.
15:40-16:15 / Break
Grab a coffee in the Exhibition area located on the Ground floor.
16:15-16:40 / Gregory Koberger: Treat your internal API like a public API
This talk focuses on how APIs are meant to be used, and it doesn't matter if you have a million external users or one internal user.
16:40-17:05 / Jessica Ulyate: Platform - How to Product?
"Applying product management to internal platforms" appeared on the ThoughtWorks technology radar late 2017, but what does it mean?
17:05-17:30 / Avital Tzubeli: Client Library Automation, Inside Out
External developers love the ease of using API client libraries in various languages, but what about your internal developers?
17:30-17:55 / István Zoltán Szabó: Reference Docs are Not Enough… Even for Internal Developer Portals
Most APIs rely on reference documentation (Open API spec/Swagger, RAML, API Blueprint) to explain what they can be used for. We believe that’s a mistake.
17:55-18:00 / Kristof Van Tomme: Wrap-up & Thank You
Thank-you note & future plans

Venue

Beffroi de Montrouge 2 Place Emile Cresp, 92120 Montrouge

Sponsors

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