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Lorna Jane Mitchell


Beyond the API Reference: Developer Experience for APIs


Lorna is based in Yorkshire; she is a Developer Advocate with Vonage as well as a published author and experienced conference speaker. She brings her technical expertise on a range of topics to audiences all over the world with her writing and speaking engagements, always delivered with a very practical slant. In her spare time, Lorna blogs at http://lornajane.net.

Talk description

Take your API reference documentation and add some extra ingredients! Adding code samples, integrations and longer-form writing such as tutorials really helps to get your users succeeding with your API!

An API without any documentation is no API at all, but too many stop at the API reference. This session goes beyond that vital ingredient of Developer Experience and looks at what else can go into a successful recipe. We’ll dive into tutorials, code samples, integrations, and other ways that can enable users to get going or to level up with your API. This session is recommended for anyone who wants to improve the experience of users of their API.