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Tuesday, September 16 • 9:00am - 9:30am
PANEL: How to Design APIs that Developers Will Love

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It’s no surprise that creating developer-friendly APIs is a daunting task: from strategizing on evangelism techniques to the differences between the enterprise and open web, there are many ways to succeed and at the same time, many ways to fail. 

 Steve Marx (Developer Advocate at Dropbox) will moderate a panel consisting of Jason Harmon (Platform Architect at Paypal), Neil Mansilla (Director of Platform and Partnerships at Mashery), David Hu (Developer Advocate at Foursquare) and Seb Taveau (Chief Developer Evangelist - Open API at MasterCard) to explore the best ways to create user-friendly APIs. They'll take into consideration the various elements that go into building applications and evaluate the developer experience as a whole. With over 50 years of combined experience in the developer community, this panel of experts has the background and expertise across industries to dig into the myriad of tools it takes to be successful and the various approaches to API strategies. They'll share real-world examples that bring to life the development experience.


Moderators
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Steve Marx

Developer Advocate, Dropbox
Steve Marx is a Developer Advocate for Dropbox, helping developers make better applications with the power of Dropbox’s platform. Prior to joining Dropbox, Steve founded Webscript.io and Site44, which uses Dropbox’s API to turn Dropbox folders into websites. Previously, Steve spent 10 years at Microsoft working on developer platforms and Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure.

Speakers
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Jason Harmon

Platform Architect, PayPal
Jason Harmon is passionate about educating developers and business folks about building and consuming APIs. He evangelizes API's at apiux.com and co-organizes the AustinAPI.com Meetup. He is the newest API Architect for the Paypal REST API.
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David Hu

Developer Advocate, Foursquare
David heads up Developer Products and Relations at Foursquare, working with companies and apps of all sizes build location context and awareness into their applications. He's passionate about a great developer experience in everything from on-boarding to scaling an API integration for growth. People say his Snapchats aren't very funny but he keeps sending them anyways.
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Neil Mansilla

Director of Developer Platform & Partnerships, Mashery
Neil Mansilla is the Director of Developer Platform & Partnerships for Mashery. He is responsible for helping developers discover, learn and utilize the platforms on the Mashery API Network (http://developer.mashery.com/apis), as well as helping Mashery customers optimize the design and developer experience (DX) of their APIs. Neil previously founded several web and software companies in verticals including search, e-commerce, real estate and... Read More →
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Sebastien Taveau

Chief Developer Evangelist - Open API, Mastercard
Sebastien serves as Chief Developer Evangelist for the Open API team at MasterCard, where he leads outreach to the global developer community. Sebastien's experience spans more than 20 years in the fields of POS, mobile payment, mobile security, mobile identity and consumer solutions. | | Prior to MasterCard, he was CTO at Validity (which was acquired by Synaptics for $255M) and launched the first payment with fingerprint in the Samsung S5... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
Hotel Kabuki

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