April 2013 Archives

Last month, I worked with my colleagues at Twobo and w/ Twobo's partner, Dopter, to organize the first every all-API-related event in the Nordics. It was great fun, and I'm really happy to play a part in the development of the API community here in Northern Europe. Thanks again to all those who attended and to the sponsors!

We had originally planned on a half-day event, but it filled up weeks ahead of time. So, we added an encore in the morning that included most of the afternoon's presentations. Besides Twobo and Dopter, we also had folks w/ us from Ping Identity, Layer 7 Technologies, Jayway, Axiomatics, Samtrafiken, and others. We've uploaded all the slides and you can find the recordings of the afternoon sessions on the Nordic APIs YouTube channel. I gave one on API security and another about secure social media integration, which I outlined a couple months ago on this blog. Here's the recordings of my talks; would love your feedback.

The events were so well received that we have arranged a handful of others over the next few months. In May, we'll be in Copenhagen, DenmarkSundsvall, Sweden and Aarhus, Denmark. In early June, we'll go up to Norway to a city called Trondheim. These events will be free, half-day conferences like the one in Stockholm last month. We'll be joined by folks from Telenor Comoyo, BlueVia (an initiative of Telenor and Telefonica), Sogeti, and others. In the fall, we'll be joined by a number of speakers and presenters from the Nordics and elsewhere for a 2-day event in Stockholm. The format should be very personal and engaging w/ an unconference, panel discussions, demo track, concurrent talks, and, hopefully, a group dinner on the first evening.

You can read more about this new series of events on nordicapis.com, in this press release from Twbo and Dopter, on ProgrammableWeb, and on the Twobo Web site. Really hope you'll join in the conversation that's taking place on Twitter, share your thoughts in a comment below, and join us for one of these upcoming events.