Nashville, TN
September 24 - 26, 2018
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Wednesday, September 26 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
The Young and the RESTless - Gregory Koberger, ReadMe

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Don't fret... this isn't an anti-REST talk! Rather, it's challenging the mindset that the consumers of our APIs need to be strong programmers... or programmers at all.

Zapier is one of the best API tools out there, but the only place on the homepage that acronym shows up is buried in their name. Clearbit is ostensibly an API company, however you now have to scroll pretty far past Salesforce and Intercom integrations to get to their section of SDKs. Slack is the hottest API platform out there, but good luck finding anything that starts with "https://" in their docs.

An APIs simply exist as a way to extend what you can do on a platform. Maybe that means programming an API call. However, increasingly, people are using APIs in new, non-programming ways. The best APIs don't care how you use them... they just care that you're using them.


Gregory Koberger

CEO, ReadMe
Gregory Koberger is the founder of ReadMe, an API company focused on usability and design. He weaves together his background as a programmer and designer to make sure APIs are friendly and simple. He's spoken at API Strat in the past, along with conferences like API Mixtape and Write... Read More →

Wednesday September 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
Davidson Ballroom B 1/2