The Conference for 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.

New format

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our attendees and staff are our top priority. After deliberate consideration, we have decided to turn API The Docs Portland & API The Docs Cologne-Bonn into a series of virtual events. Each edition will have 2-3 invited speakers, who will focus on a specific angle of API documentation and developer portals. The editions are planned on a bi-weekly basis until summer and they give a great opportunity to learn about the latest best practices and new trends of the field.

Code of Conduct

Every format of API The Docs 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.

More speakers confirmed!

Great news! More speakers confirmed, so the schedule for April and May is almost final. Check the lineup and sign up to the virtual editions on Eventbrite.

First pilot on 8 April

Save the date: the 1st pilot is on 8 April with Leah R. Tucker and Kristof Van Tomme. Registration is open, the ticket is free of charge!

New Slack workspace


We launched API The Docs conferences, our new workspace on Slack to make announcements and live chat easier. Sign up and know more about the virtual event.


Tom Johnson profile image
How Trends in API Documentation Differ from Other Tech Comm Trends
Joan James profile image
Zebra Technologies
How the Open API Specification Led to Better REST API Design
Sarah Day profile image
What You Get When You Invest Non-docs Time in Docs Tools
Riley Siebel profile image
Case Study: Creating a DocOps/Docs-As-Code DevPortal for
Mark Winberry
Case Study: Creating a DocOps/Docs-As-Code DevPortal for
Steph Mills profile image
A Path Through the Woods: Defining and Documenting Top API Use Cases
Bob Watson PhD profile image
Amazon Web Services
Write What Counts and Count What Counts
Jenny Wanger profile image
The UX of DX: User Testing in the Invisible World of APIs
Mike Jang profile image
Minimum Viable Documentation for RESTful APIs
Leah R. Tucker profile image
Designing a Future-proof API Program
Kristof Van Tomme profile image
Beyond API Spray & Pray: The Role of Developer Portals in Digital Transformation


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