API The Docs Virtual 2020 - Recaps

Recordings, slide decks and talk summaries from API The Docs Virtual 2020 series, continuously updated.

We rearranged API The Docs into a series of online events until end of 2020. Shorter virtual sessions are scheduled regularly with 2-3 talks each. This page is continuously updated with the slides, video recordings, and text summaries of the talks.

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Season 1 - Recordings, slides and recaps available:



API strategy & developer portals

Live session: 8 April

Leah R. Tucker ({your}APIs): Designing a Future-proof API Program

Kristof Van Tomme (Pronovix): Beyond API Spray & Pray: The Role of Developer Portals in Digital Transformation Strategy


API docs & DX

Live session: 22 April

Mike Jang (GitLab): Minimum Viable Documentation for RESTful APIs

Jenny Wanger: The UX of DX: User Testing in the Invisible World of APIs

The API The Docs Podcast features recordings of the live Q&A sessions that follow the presentations.
Available on: Spotify Soundcloud


User Journey Iteration, Performance Metrics

Live session: 6 May

Bob Watson, Phd (Amazon Web Services): Write What Counts…and Count What Counts: A goal-oriented, Customer-centered Approach to API Documentation Development and Analytics

Steph Mills (Splunk): A Path Through the Woods: Defining and Documenting Top API Use Cases

The API The Docs Podcast features recordings of the live Q&A sessions that follow the presentations.
Available on: Spotify, Soundcloud Apple Podcast Google Podcast Apple Podcast


Change management on large & complex documentation sets

Live session: 13 May

Sarah Day (LaunchDarkly): Content, Collaboration, Community – What You Get When You Invest Non-docs Time in Docs Tools

Riley Siebel (C3.ai) and Mark Winberry (Pronovix): Case Study: Creating a DocOps/Docs-As-Code DevPortal for C3.ai

The API The Docs Podcast features recordings of the live Q&A sessions that follow the presentations.
Available on: Spotify Apple Podcast Google Podcast Apple Podcast

API docs trends & API design

Live session: 27 May

Joan James (Zebra Technologies): How the Open API Specification led to Better REST API Design

Tom Johnson (Amazon): How Trends in API Documentation Differ from other Tech Comm Trends: Results from a Comprehensive Survey

The API The Docs Podcast features recordings of the live Q&A sessions that follow the presentations.
Available on: Spotify Apple Podcast Google Podcast Apple Podcast

Product & Technology

Live session: 10 June

Egan Anderson (Galileo): How to Create a Developer-First Product

Larry Kluger (DocuSign): Exploring an API with Blocks

Michael Haberman (Aspecto): Hundreds of Microservices without breaking your APIs

The API The Docs Podcast features recordings of the live Q&A sessions that follow the presentations.
Available on: Spotify Anchor FM Google Podcast Apple Podcast

New to API Documentation

Live session: 24 June

Michelle Fredette (New Relic) and Chris Cowell: Eight hours to API literacy: a fast, fun on-ramp for writers

Uwana Ikaiddi (BigCommerce): Improving Your API Documentation from the Inside-Out

The API The Docs Podcast features recordings of the live Q&A sessions that follow the presentations.
Available on: Spotify Anchor FM Google Podcast Apple Podcast



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