Video: Highlights From Our June API Meetup

What better way to break up a long, hot Texas summer than with good food, quality networking and helpful presentations on software development kits (SDKs) and the importance of developer experience when designing APIs?

As luck would have it, that’s exactly what attendees enjoyed at the latest gathering of the Austin Homegrown API Meetup, held June 20 at ShipEngine’s headquarters. More than 30 developers, documentarians, designers, marketers and others attended the event, which was headlined by presentations from Richard Lindsey of ShipStation and Burton Rheutan of 118118Money.

Are you interest in future gatherings of the Austin Homegrown API Meetup? Join the group’s distribution list to get notifications and updates about future meetings and speakers, not to mention videos and decks after each Meetup. See Richard and Burton’s presentations in the video players below, and download their slides using the embedded links.

The Importance of Developer Experience by Richard Lindsey

Richard Lindsey served as the evening’s keynote speaker, sharing a deep dive into the importance of developer experience, API design best practices, tips for authoring your own APIs and other relevant insights.

Download Richard’s presentation here, and see a replay of his talk using the video player above. We’ve also included a transcript below.

Create SDKs for Your API by Burton Rheutan

Burton Rheutan started the June Meetup with a lightning presentation on SDKs and how they can enhance the API experience. His talk covered SDK definitions, the benefits SDKs bring to an API, SDK best practices and more.

Download Burton’s presentation here, and see a replay of his talk using the video player above.

The Austin Homegrown API Meetup includes professionals from around the area who create, consume or simply care about APIs. Add your name to the Meetup group to learn more about upcoming meetings and their presentation topics.

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