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Tuesday, October 24 • 11:45 - 12:25
Panel Discussion: If APIs are like Snowflakes, How Do You Make them More "Standardized" - or Do You? - Moderated by Jeff Borek, IBM

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APIs form the connecting glue between modern applications and are used to connect third-party data services, public/private data sources, and other applications. The Open API Initiative (OAI) came together over two years ago to seek to create, evolve, and promote an open description format for API services that is vendor-neutral, portable, and evolves under shared governance. On August 7, the OAI announced the release of the OpenAPI Spec v3, completing a 7 month community effort. Based upon the open source Swagger project, the world's most popular framework for APIs, the prior version has over 18K daily downloads, over 3k know public GitHub repos, 44 targets in codegen from over 250 contributors. Come join this panel discussion to hear from industry leaders about the origins of the OpenAPI community, and the details of the new OAS v3.0.0 specification release, and the value of open community collaboration related to API development. 

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Jeff Borek

Open Technologies & Partnerships, IBM
Jeffrey Borek is a senior technology and communications executive with over twenty years of leadership and technical experience in the Software, Telecommunications, and Information Technology/Consulting industries. He is currently a WW Program Director for the Open Technologies and Developer Advocacy team - working with developers, business partners, leading industry analysts, and various open source community initiatives including; the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) initiative, the Open Container Initiative (OCI), and the Open API Initiative (OAI) to ensure rapid response to changes in the open source... Read More →

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Harsh Jegadeesan

Head of Product Management, Digital Transformation Services, SAP SE
Harsh Jegadeesan is the Head of Product Management for Digital Transformation Services in SAP Cloud Platform. Harsh is responsible for SAP API Management and the SAP API Business Hub. Harsh is also a global API Evangelist for customers to help them craft and execute their Enterp... Read More →
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Ole Lensmar

CTO, SmartBear Software
Ole Lensmar is chief technology officer at SmartBear Software, allowing him to live his passion for software development in a creative and thriving work environment. Ole is the co-founder of Eviware Software which was acquired by SmartBear in 2011, and also the co-founder of base... Read More →
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Erin McKean

Developer Evangelist, IBM
Developer Advocate, IBM | | Erin McKean is a Developer Advocate for IBM and loves talking about APIs to anyone who will stand still long enough. Before Node.js, she dabbled in Ruby, HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark, and still finds herself writing bash scripts on a regular basis. E... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:45 - 12:25
Grand Ballroom