Another Successful DC API MeetUp
On June 24th 2013, Apiphany and Chief hosted another successful DC API User Group in DC. Join us next time for an evening of great conversation, good food and beer!
Apiphany at APIDays in San Francisco!
Apiphany attended API Days on June 22nd, 2013 in San Francisco. Great sessions with a good crowd!
Fair and square pricing
Because simple pricing just makes sense, Apiphany is introducing a new “fair and square” pricing model for our Global API Delivery Platform. Learn more.
Many thanks to Eric Norlin for organizing this year’s excellent, thought-provoking conference in Broomfield, Colorado. As a first timer, I came to the Defrag conference with no agenda other than to learn about innovations and cutting-edge technology, and to network with people like myself. I was impressed with the quality of the presentations, speakers and topics. The conference brought together truly passionate entrepreneurs, technologist and innovators. The smell of innovation was in the air and you could feel it. APIs were in the air, too, and played a key role in many of the presentations.
Here are some highlights from the presentations that touched in the emerging impact of APIs:
Kevin Kelly: Technology is rapidly evolving and growing into a "Technological Superorganism ," said Kelly. According to his projections, by 2040 the web will exceed the total processing power of humans. The data explosion is almost as fast as a nuclear explosion-- but unlike a nuclear explosion, there's no end in sight.Which got me thinking: What role are APIs are playing in this superorganisim? Using his analogy, I would say APIs are like groups of brain cells. Some of them process visual signals, some voice, and some are responsible for data collection and extraction.
Abhinav Keswani: Keswani advocated for bringing innovation into enterprises by opening up APIs. "You will be surprised how innovative your employees are," he said. "They just need accessible data." I absolutely agree with him. Here at Apiphany, we've discovered how successful internal hackathons can be. If you make your internal data and system easily accessible via APIs to employees, you will benefit from the creativity of your people.
Jeff Lawson: Comparing a normal TV remote control and an Apple TV remote controller, Lawson made the point that hardware should be as simple as possible. Software should do the work. It is much easier to update software, especially if it sits in the cloud and accessible as an API.
As the "Technological Superorganism" evolves, it will be fascinating to see all the new connections made by APIs.
Co-founder and CEO @APIphany
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