Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

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Building a Great Web API



Evan Cooke discussing ways of building Simple APIs with fast signup, a clear value proposition, efficient quick start, concise documentation, easy authentication and debuggable.


Evan Cooke is Co-Founder and CTO of Twilio. Twilio provides a web standards-based API for businesses to build scalable, reliable communications applications that make and receive phone calls and send and receive SMS messages. Evan was recently a Post doctoral Research Fellow in network security and distributed systems at the Universityof Michigan where he completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in CS.

About the conference

Software is changing the world; QCon aims to empower software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the enterprise software development community; to achieve this, QCon is organized as a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their teams: team leads, architects, project managers, engineering directors.

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Apr 18, 2012