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I ♥ APIs 2014: Unforgettable Content, Powerful Networking

Aug 27, 2014

It’s almost here! The 2014 I ♥ APIs conference is less than two weeks away. More than 1,000 attendees have confirmed; our overarching goal is to provide them with powerful content, strong networking opportunities, and an unforgettable experience.

We’ve nailed down the full agenda (check it out here), but wanted to offer a quick synopsis of what attendees can expect each day.


Monday, Sept. 8:

The world’s largest API conference kicks off at San Francisco’s Fort Mason with an Oktoberfest-themed beer-tasting welcome reception. Combine this with great music and a tour of the IoT exhibit—which includes a connected car, bike, and fitting room—and we’ll be off to an excellent opening of the conference.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

The day starts with Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor’s welcome address at 9 a.m. sharp.

Then we dive into the meat of the conference. We’ll offer five tracks loaded with powerful content on digital transformation strategies, API best practices, Apigee products, developer topics, and big data and predictive analytics. Some of the speakers and technical topics for the two days of tracks include:

  • Interactive-driven or “experience APIs”—Dan Jacobson, Netflix

  • Swagger 2.0 and model-driven APIs—Tony Tam, Reverb

  • Hypermedia in API design: Enterprise as an early adopter—Kris Kleva, L.L. Bean

  • OAuth 2.0 at 2 years: Is security versus adoption a tradeoff?—Greg Brail, Apigee

  • APIs are not SOA++—Heather Mickman, Target

Business sessions include:

  • Lively ecosystems: Contrasts in internal, partner, and open developer programs—this panel discussion includes Joe Rago, Walgreens; Kay Lummitsch, Swisscom; Matt Makai, Twilio; Adam Fitzgerald, Amazon Web Services; and our own Michael Leppitsch

  • Amazon and Apple do it: Digital means you can too—John de Keijzer and Frank Fitzlaff, Swisscom; Dan Raju, Tradier; Pai Lin Ying, Stanford University; Apigee’s Sam Ramji

  • We’re all CDOs now: Becoming the digital leader your organization needs—Frank Palase, DirecTV; Mike Debnar, 7-Eleven; Andreas Constantinou, Vision Mobile; and Leppitsch.

The popular all-you-can-eat food trucks are back for lunch this year. We’ll also be announcing the 13 winners of the inaugural Digital Accelerator Awards.

The last sessions end at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, and then the “I ♥ SF” party begins in the Herbst pavilion, just next door to our conference locale. It’ll bring the best of San Francisco into Fort Mason and features live music and entertainment and cuisine from Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the Mission District, and North Beach.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Day three begins at 7 a.m. with an optional run along San Francisco Bay sponsored by Walgreens. Our head of product Anant Jhingran will deliver Wednesday’s keynote at 9 a.m. The subsequent keynote roundtable will feature a discussion by executives from several pioneering digital businesses, including: Expedia’s Edmond Mesrobian, McCormick & Co.’s Jerry Wolfe, Cognizant’s Joe Tobolski, and Chet. The conference wraps up at 3 p.m.

If you haven’t registered yet, time’s running out. We've got 100 seats left; use the special promo code LAST100 to get half-off the full price of registration for all sessions and coders' workshops. 

We’ve got an amazing conference teed up—hope to see you there!




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