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API The Docs - Virtual Series

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Online event series for everyone who embraces API documentation as a crucial aspect of a great developer experience.

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The API The Docs teams is turning its Portland & Cologne-Bonn editions into a series of virtual events. Each edition will have 2-3 invited speakers, who will focus on a specific angle of API documentation and developer portals. The editions are scheduled until the end of June and they give a great opportunity to learn about the latest best practices and new trends of the field.


1st edition: 8 April (5-7pm CEST) – API strategy & developer portals

  • Leah R. Tucker ({your}APIs): Designing a Future-proof API Program
  • Kristof Van Tomme (Pronovix): Beyond API Spray & Pray: The Role of Developer Portals in Digital Transformation Strategy

2nd edition: 22 April (6-8pm CEST) – API docs & DX

  • Mike Jang (GitLab): Minimum Viable Documentation for RESTful APIs
  • Jenny Wanger: The UX of DX: User Testing in the Invisible World of APIs

3rd edition: 6 May (6-8pm CEST) – User Journey Iteration, Performance Metrics

  • Bob Watson, Phd (Amazon Web Services): Write What Counts…and Count What Counts: A goal-oriented, Customer-centered Approach to API Documentation Development and Analytics
  • Steph Mills (Splunk): A Path Through the Woods: Defining and Documenting Top API Use Cases

4th edition: 13 May (6-8pm CEST) – Change management on large & complex documentation sets

  • Sarah Day (LaunchDarkly): Content, Collaboration, Community – What You Get When You Invest Non-docs Time in Docs Tools
  • Riley Siebel ( and Mark Winberry (Pronovix): Case Study: Creating a DocOps/Docs-As-Code DevPortal for

5th edition: 27 May (6-8pm CEST) – API docs trends & API design

  • Joan James (Zebra Technologies): How the Open API Specification led to Better REST API Design
  • Tom Johnson (Amazon): How Trends in API Documentation Differ from other Tech Comm Trends: Results from a Comprehensive Survey

6th edition: 10 June (6-8pm CEST) – Product & Technology

  • Egan Anderson (Galileo): How to Create a Developer-First Product
  • Larry Kluger (DocuSign): Exploring an API with Blocks
  • Michael Haberman (Aspecto): Hundreds of Microservices without breaking your APIs

7th edition: 24 June (6-8pm CEST) – New to API documentation?

  • Michelle Fredette (New Relic) & Chris Cowell: Eight hours to API literacy: a fast, fun on-ramp for writers
  • Uwana Ikaiddi (BigCommerce): Improving Your API Documentation from the Inside-Out

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Talk descriptions and speaker bios are available on the event page.

With the aim of keeping the dialogic nature of offline events and maximize the learning potential for everyone, the talks will be followed by a longer Q&A assisted by an MC.

We know nothing can make up for in-person networking. However, we created a new API The Docs Slack workspace and we would like to invite you to join and engage in conversations during and between the virtual events. Q&A and unconference discussions are organized via Slack!

The virtual events are free.

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Every format of API The Docs follows the ground rules of the Write The Docs community: be friendly, be respectful, be careful in the words that you choose. Read more here.

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