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API The Docs Virtual 2021 Spring - Recaps

Spring season of APITD Virtual 2021, five virtual sessions each with 3-4 presentations.

For backstage API Docs discussions tune in to the API The Docs Podcast.


This overview page is the full list of talks of the 2021 Spring season of API The Docs. The recordings, slide decks, and talk summaries are available through the links to the dedicated page. Enjoy!


See also recaps for the Fall Season of 2021, Showcase Your DevPortal series.


API Ecosystem: from design to exploration

Live session was on 13 July
Andrea Szollossi and Karl Salisbury (Adyen): Open sourcing Adyen’s API explorer
Carson Hunter (MTNA): Generating interactive Postman docs
Mariano Vazquez (MODO): How to develop an API ecosystem in the fintech industry from the ground up

Technical writing best practices: audience, and writing principles

Live session was on 9 June
Dana Scheider (Envato): The Joy of Docs, or, Technical Writing for Developers and Engineers
Kathrine Osadchenko (Wix): Measure and improve API references with use cases
Brendan Lynch (ABN AMRO Bank): Blood, sweat, and creating an API handbook

API first and beyond

Live session was on 19 May
Olaf Stelter (Mercedes-Benz): Leveraging API Docs and Tools at Mercedes-Benz /developers
Phoebe Baxter and David Vilf (Onfido): Essential ingredients to rapidly scaling your API-first product strategy

Toolchains: Needs and Options

Live session was on 5 May
Lisa Karlin Curtis (GoCardless): How to avoid breaking other people's things
Felix Kerger (King): Lessons learned: Choosing your documentation system
Christoph Weber (Pronovix): An overview of devportal technologies and their (dis)advantages

Scale and streamline: API first design, DevRel, and GraphQL

Live session was on 14 April
Yantian You (SAS): API First Workflow: How could we have better API Docs through DevOps pipeline
Anna Tsolakou (Amadeus): Why you need a Developer Relations team for your API
Mihaela-Roxana Ghidersa (Centric IT Solutions Romania): GraphQL vs BFF: A critical perspective


Applause to our sponsors for contributing to API The Docs Virtual Season 3: Adyen, MongoDB, Vonage – Thank you!



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