API the Docs 2018

Conference series about API documentation and developer portals

Paris (France)

London (UK)

Paris (France)

How do you document an API?

And how do you build a good developer portal? What technologies do you use?
What types of information does it need?


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.

API the Docs was inspired by the Write the Docs conferences, but it is a standalone operation. Initiated by Pronovix, the events aim to allow as many people as possible to learn about API documentation. We keep event prices as low as we can, by keeping it a community effort. The organizers, the speakers, the members of the speaker selection committee generously support this with their time, knowledge and resources. We publish the recordings of the presentations afterwards, in line with our open access policy.



8 April, 2019

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24 April, 2018

Recaps & slides

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4 December, 2017

Recaps & slides

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     Want to share your knowledge?


The Speaker Selection Committee welcomes every story related to the following topics:



  • Editorial workflows & writing formats and how they can be used in API teams (Git based workflows, documentation formats like Markdown, ReStructuredText, AsciiDoc, Docbook, DITA, etc.)
  • Portal technologies (Static HTML pages vs CMSs, different solutions
  • API portal strategy & tactics (positioning, viral loops, personas, evangelism)
  • Top portal showcases
  • Developer portal features, components, and products (SDKs, development sandboxes, API quality signals, etc.
  • API Specification languages (Swagger, RAML, Blueprint, etc.)
  • API design and governance
  • Developer experience design, gamification, and innersourcing as tools to improve API quality behind the firewall

Become a Sponsor

Do you want your brand to be part of API The Docs?
In addition to raising brand awareness, the conference is an excellent opportunity for talent recruitment and networking with potential partners! Contact us at info@apithedocs.org for sponsorship packages and custom options.


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