September Meetup: Public Data Sets, Democratizing APIs & More

Sep 19, 2019 · Austin, United States of America

Many thanks to everyone who attended and everyone who spoke at our August event. We’re already gearing up for the next gathering of the Austin Homegrown API Meetup, taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19.

We'll meet on the third floor of the ShipEngine office at 4009 Marathon (located one block west of North Lamar between 40th and 41st streets, just behind Taco Shack). Parking is plentiful and free, and there will be signs to help you find the exact location. We'll have food plus beer and other drinks, and we'll pass out special T-shirts to anyone who wants to promote the Meetup around town.

We already have two speakers scheduled for September. Rick McDonald will talk on using APIs to access public data sets and encourage community engagement, and John Banning of Bazaarvoice will speak on democratizing APIs. We expect to add one more speaker to the agenda before Sept. 19 arrives.

UPDATE: We're excited to announce that Adam Altman of Rebilly will serve as our keynote speaker in September. He's giving a talk titled "A Documentation-First Approach to APIs."

The general schedule will go like this:

5:30 to 6 p.m.: Food, beer and other drinks, socializing

6 to 7 p.m.: Introduction, presentations, discussion and Q&A

7:00 to 7:30 p.m.: Stay, eat, drink and chat with fellow attendees

Please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to have. Send a message if you have any questions or ideas, and look for the signs to find the exact location. Oh, and feel free to bring friends!

Do you have an idea for a future talk? We want to hear it! We’re interested in topics like API design, management, testing, documentation, tips & tricks, tools, emerging technologies, or anything else API related. Talk to a ShipEngine representative at the meetup, or email us at [masked]. Let us know if you’d like to give a lightning talk (5–15 minutes) or a feature talk (30–45 minutes).

The details, just one more time:

Event: Austin Homegrown API Meetup

Time/Date: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19

Location: The 3rd floor of ShipEngine's new office at 4009 Marathon

Topics: Using APIs to access public data sets, democratizing APIs and more

We look forward to seeing you in September!

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