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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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API The Docs is switching its format to 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. Join the events to learn about the latest best practices and new trends of the field!

The API The Docs team has decided to make its content and community events accessible to as many people as possible. You won’t need to pay for the virtual events, instead after our initial pilots, we will run a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough money to further increase and sustain our community activities. The goal is to keep the events free for those that can’t afford to pay, while growing the budget so API The Docs can have a more meaningful impact on more people’s lives. More information about the crowdfunding will be available soon.


1st edition: 8 April (5pm 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 (6pm 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 (6pm CEST) – API docs & analytics

  • 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 (6pm CEST) – Processes

  • 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 (6pm 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

More talks to be announced for June soon...

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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, each talk 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. Speakers will be available via Slack too.

Code of Conduct

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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