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Evan Cooke, Co-founder & CTO, Twilio

 Evan  Cooke Evan is Co-Founder and CTO of Twilio. Twilio provides a webstandards-based API for businesses to build scalable, reliablecommunications applications that make and receive phone calls and sendand receive SMS messages. Evan was recently a Postdoctoral ResearchFellow in network security and distributed systems at the Universityof Michigan where he completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science.

Presentation: "Building a Great Web API"

Track: Web APIs

Time: Thursday 14:05 - 15:05

Location: City

Abstract: Many APIs tend to be overly complex, poorly documented, and not designed with the customer in mind. In this talk we'll explore some of the lessons we've learned at Twilio building a team and designing and building simple, powerful APIs that focus on the customer instead of back-end requirements.