API Leadership in The Social API Era

Presenter: Kin Lane

10:00 am - 10:25 am

api, api leadership, keynote

It seems like every year there is some event that occurs from Facebook, Twitter, or other major API provider that challenges our faith in the platforms we depend on, and putting the privacy and security of end-users at risk. These recurring events are more about business models, than they are about APIs, but the image of APIs tends to get tarnished with each round regardless. To help the API sector recover, and take back control from some of the more badly behaved API providers, we are going to need some API leadership. Does your company, organization, institution, or government have what it takes to lead by example in the as we struggle through the social API era? Or will your company be the next headline we read about when it comes to APIs done badly?