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API Conferences 2016

The API world is rapidly growing, and it is not always easy to keep up with all the latest developments in the industry. One of the best ways to catch up with the fresh updates and learn inspiring ideas from the thought leaders is to visit various conferences dedicated to the subject. In addition to deepening your knowledge, you will have a chance to meet your peers and network with the like-minded people.  

So take a look at this list of major API conferences and make sure to add at least one of them to your calendar.

A Day of REST

When: January 28, 2016

Where: London, UK

A Day of REST is an event dedicated to the WordPress REST API. The conference features 9 speakers from the REST API development team and some of the top companies that utilize the API, aiming to demonstrate the peculiarities of WordPress REST API and show how companies are using it to build applications that retrieve information from WordPress, without touching a line of PHP.

There will also be a hack day held on January 29th, where the attending developers will be able to learn about how to contribute to the WordPress REST API.

FinTech API Summit

When: February 10, 2016

Where: New York, USA

Are you an executive at a financial institution and want to know how APIs can enhance your business? Then FinTech API Summit is for you.  

This event, taking place at the NASDAQ Marketsite, will help you to learn how APIs enable digital transformation and improve customer experience. After a full day at FinTech API Summit, you will understand how an API-first strategy and architecture can accelerate the speed of your business development, scale innovation and unlock new services and channels of engagement.

DeveloperWeek Conference + Festival

When: February 12-18, 2016

Where: San Francisco, USA

DeveloperWeek is probably the biggest tech event of this year and a must-visit for every API lover. The event is vendor-neutral and encompasses DeveloperWeek 2016 Conference & Expo, DevOps Summit, WebRTC Summit, LearnToCode Camp, 1,000+ attendee hackathon, 1,000+ attendee tech hiring mixer, and a variety of workshops, open houses, drink-ups, and city-wide events across San Francisco!

The Conference part consists of 12 tracks, including API Design & Microservices Summit.

Another exciting part of DeveloperWeek is a challenge-driven Hackathon. All Hackathon participants will get a free open Pass for DeveloperWeek Conference and Expo, along with a chance to win a variety of amazing prizes.    

I Love APIs Europe

When: March 2, 2016

Where: London, UK

I Love APIs Europe is an event, dedicated exclusively to APIs and digital business strategy. It will include forums (Developer, Tech, and Strategy), hands-on workshops and solution showcase.

All in all, the event features over 18 sessions delivered by expert practitioners all over the world. I Love APIs Europe presents an incredible networking opportunity and offers a chance to get a real world API know how.         


When: April 21-22, 2016

Where: Oxford, UK

Render is a two-day front-end conference packed with over 20 talks from various amazing speakers. The event will also include three workshops, one of which will be of particular interest to API lovers. The workshop is on the topic of “Rapid API development with Node.js and LoopBack” and will be conducted by Jordan Kasper, Developer Evangelist at StrongLoop.

The workshop will cover such subjects as Node core and its module system, REST API basics LoopBack models, relationships, and access control, etc.

Future Insights Live

When: June 2016

Where: Las Vegas, USA

Future Insights Live is an annual conference that brings together web designers and developers interested in such topics as UX, UI design, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, APIs, IoT and Product Strategy. This year the conference will be held for the 5th time.

If you want to take your skills to the next level and meet a like-minded individual from all over the world, Future Insights Live is exactly the place to be.

Are there any other interesting events I have missed? Please leave a comment and let me know.

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