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  • Asking The Honest Questions When It Comes To Your API Journey

    Asking The Honest Questions When It Comes To Your API Journey

    I engage with a lot of enterprise organizations in a variety of capacities. Some are more formal consulting and workshop engagements. While others are just emails, direct messages, and random...

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  • A Diverse API Toolbox Driving Hybrid Integrations Across An Event-Driven Landscape

    A Diverse API Toolbox Driving Hybrid Integrations Across An Event-Driven Landscape

    I’m heading to Vegas in the morning to spend two days in conversations with folks about APIs. I am not there for AWS re:Invent, or the Gartner thingy, but I guess in a way I am, because there are...

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  • The API Journey

    The API Journey

    I’ve been researching the API space full time for the last eight years, and over that time I have developed a pretty robust view of what the API landscape looks like. You can find almost 100...

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  • YAML API Management Artifacts From AWS API Gateway

    YAML API Management Artifacts From AWS API Gateway

    I’ve always been a big supporter of creating machine readable artifacts that help define the API lifecycle. While individual artifacts can originate and govern specific stops along the API...

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  • What Does The Next Chapter Of Storytelling Look Like For API Evangelist?

    What Does The Next Chapter Of Storytelling Look Like For API Evangelist?

    I find myself refactoring API Evangelist again this holiday season. Over the last eight years of doing API Evangelist I’ve had to regularly adjust what I do to keep it alive and moving forward....

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  • The Ability To Link To API Service Provider Features In My Workshops And Storytelling

    The Ability To Link To API Service Provider Features In My Workshops And Storytelling

    All of my API workshops are machine readable, driven from a central YAML file that provides all the content and relevant links I need to deliver what I need during a single, or multi-day API...

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  • Flickr And Reconciling My History Of APIs Storytelling

    Flickr And Reconciling My History Of APIs Storytelling

    Flickr was one of the first APIs that I profiled back in 2010 when I started API Evangelist. Using their API as a cornerstone of my research, resulting in their API making it into my history of...

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  • The Impact Of Travel On Being The API Evangelist

    The Impact Of Travel On Being The API Evangelist

    Travel is an important part of what I do. It is essential to striking up new relationships, and reenforcing old ones. It is important for me to get out of my bubble, expose myself to different...

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  • Join Me For A Fireside Chat At The Paris API Meetup This Wednesday

    Join Me For A Fireside Chat At The Paris API Meetup This Wednesday

    I am in Europe for most of October, and while I am in Paris we thought it would be a good idea to pull together a last minute API Meetup. Romain Simiand (@RomainSimiand), the API Evangelist at...

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  • I Participated In An API Workshop With The European Commission Last Week

    I Participated In An API Workshop With The European Commission Last Week

    I was in Ispra, Italy last week for a two day workshop on APIs with the European Commission. The European Commission’s DG CONNECT together with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched a study...

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  • What Are Your Enterprise API Capabilities?

    What Are Your Enterprise API Capabilities?

    I spend a lot of time helping enterprise organizations discover their APIs. All of the organizations I talk to have trouble knowing where all of their APIs are–even the most organized of them....

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  • API Evangelist API Lifecycle Workshop on API Design

    API Evangelist API Lifecycle Workshop on API Design

    I’ve been doing more workshops on the API lifecycle within enterprise groups lately. Allowing me to refine my materials on the ground within enterprise groups, further flesh out the building...

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  • API Evangelist API Lifecycle Workshop on API Discovery

    API Evangelist API Lifecycle Workshop on API Discovery

    I’ve been doing more workshops on the API lifecycle within enterprise groups lately. Allowing me to refine my materials on the ground within enterprise groups, further flesh out the building...

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  • A Quick Manual Way To Create An OpenAPI From A GET API Request

    A Quick Manual Way To Create An OpenAPI From A GET API Request

    I have numerous tools that help me create OpenAPIs from the APIs I stumble across each day. Ideally I’m crawling, scraping, harvesting, and auto-generating OpenAPIs, but inevitably the process...

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  • The Layers Of Completeness For An OpenAPI Definition

    Everyone wants their OpenAPIs to be complete, but what that really means will depend on who you are, what your knowledge of OpenAPI is, as well as being driven by your motivation for having an...

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  • API Evangelist And Streamdata.io API Lifecycle Workshops

    API Evangelist And Streamdata.io API Lifecycle Workshops

    I have been partnering with Streamdata.io to evolve how I work with enterprise groups on their API lifecycle strategy. After working closely with the Streadata.io sales team, it became clear that...

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  • API Developer Outreach Research For The Department of Veterans Affairs

    API Developer Outreach Research For The Department of Veterans Affairs

    This is a write-up for research I conducted with my partner Skylight Digital. The team conducted a series of interviews with leading public and private sector API platforms regarding how they...

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  • Having The Dedication To Lead An API Effort Forward Within A Large Enterprise Organization

    Having The Dedication To Lead An API Effort Forward Within A Large Enterprise Organization

    I work with a lot of folks who work in large enterprise organizations, institutions, and government agencies who are moving the API conversation forward within their groups. I’m all too familiar...

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  • Talking Healthcare APIs With The CMS Blue Button API Team At #APIStrat In Nashville Next Week

    Talking Healthcare APIs With The CMS Blue Button API Team At #APIStrat In Nashville Next Week

    We have the API evangelist from one of the most significant APIs out there today at #APIStrat in Nashville next week. Mark Scrimshire (@ekivemark), Blue Button Innovator and Developer Evangelist...

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  • Understanding The Event-Driven API Infrastructure Opportunity That Exists Across The API Landscape

    Understanding The Event-Driven API Infrastructure Opportunity That Exists Across The API Landscape

    I am at the Kong Summit in San Francisco all day tomorrow. I’m going to be speaking about research into the event-driven architectural layers I’ve been mapping out across the API space. Looking...

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