A Gardener's Approach to Growing an API Culture

Presenter: Matthew Reinbold

10:40 am - 11:05 am

api governance, leadership, management, culture change


Why do some things, like microservices, flourish while others (hypermedia?) die on the vine? How do you take a team, process, or technology that is working well in one place and, successfully, have it take root in another? Is a company’s culture like the weather - unpredictable, capable of wiping out one’s best intentions on a whim? Reaping what one sows is possible, but only with the right preparation. In this talk, Matthew will share the tools and techniques he used to build an API-centric culture at multiple Fortune 500 companies. He will also share best practices harvested from writing his weekly email newsletter, REST API Notes. Attendees will leave with an almanac for creating positive API change within their own organizations. In this talk, Matthew will share the tools and techniques he used to build an API-centric culture at multiple Fortune 500 companies. He’ll address what IT culture change is, how APIs can compliment (or clash) with it, and why some efforts flourish why others die on the vine.