Who cares about your API?
DevOps has shown us that when developers care about operations, they write better software.
What other viewpoints should developers consider when they're building software?
In this panel discussion, our experts will talk about the various audiences who care about APIs and their perspectives.
From engineers creating, consuming, and supporting an API, and all the non-technical team members, our panelists will provide a 360-degree view of what's important.
North America Head of Technology @thoughtworks
Brandon Byars is a passionate technologist, consultant, author, speaker, and open source maintainer. As Head of Technology for Thoughtworks North America, Brandon is part of the group that puts together the Thoughtworks Technology Radar, a biannual, opinionated perspective on technology trends. As a consultant, he has helped lead digital transformation agendas across a range of industries, with a focus on those technical enabling blocks and integration strategies that help promote autonomy and agility at scale. He is the creator of mountebank, a widely used service virtualization tool, and wrote a related book on testing microservices.
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Field Engineer @Solo, previously @Redhat @Amazon & @Zappos
Jim Barton is a Field Engineer for Solo.io whose enterprise software career spans 30 years. He has enjoyed roles as a project engineer, sales and consulting engineer, product development manager, and executive leader of tech startups. Prior to Solo, he spent a decade architecting, building and operating systems based on enterprise open-source technologies, at the likes of Red Hat, Amazon, and Zappos. After two years of COVID-driven, Zoom-encrusted isolation, Jim especially enjoys sharing with and learning from three-dimensional people at technical conferences around the world.
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Product Strategy @Postman, previously Product Developer @PayPal & @Twilio
Deepa Goyal is a Product Strategy leader at Postman. She brings a wealth of experience in data science and APIs. She has been part of product development at startups as well as Fortune500s, PayPal and Twilio. She is a champion for applying product thinking to building API products, women in tech and data-driven decision-making.
She is about to publish her first book API Analytics for Product Managers that comes out February 2023. She is resides in San Francisco, California.
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Senior Software Engineer @Netflix
Tejas is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix where he works on the API Systems team. He has spent the last 4 year building Netflix's Federated GraphQL platform and helped to migrate Netflix’s consumer facing APIs to GraphQL. Aside from GraphQL, he also enjoys working with distributed systems and has a passion for building developer tools and education.