Browse past editions: NYC, Feb. 2013

Get Plugged Into The API Economy

San Francisco, Parc55 Hotel, 23-24-25 October, 2013

Adam Duvander Developer Communications Director @ SendGrid

@adamd

Adam DuVander speaks fluent "developer" while serving as Developer Communications Director at SendGrid. He helps the email infrastructure company connect to coders of all stripes. Previously he spent four years as a writer, editor and analyst for ProgrammableWeb, the leading resource for APIs and the web as a platform. As Executive Editor, he grew a team to find, curate and profile the directory's growth to 9,000 APIs.

Adam frequently speaks at some of the premier technology conferences, including SXSW and The Next Web. He is also the author of Map Scripting 101 and previously covered developer topics for Wired.com.

Andrew Lau Commerce Architect @ Elastic Path

@drewzie

Andrew is the commerce architect at Elastic Path Software. In this role, he evangelizes APIs to a global team of engineers on a variety of ecommerce projects for various Top 500 retailers, Fortune 500 clients and leaders in several industry segments.

Andrew Noonan Software Developer @ GNIP

@gnip

I like to hack fun things together and hope they pay the bills.

Andy Thurai Chief Architect & Group CTO @ Intel's Big Data unit

@AndyThurai

Andy Thurai is Chief Architect & Group CTO for the Intel unit responsible for Big Data, Cloud/Application security, SOA, API, and Mobile middleware solutions. You can follow him on Twitter: @AndyThurai, or on his blog.

Aryeh Selekman Product Manager @ Facebook Healthgraph

@aselekman

Aryeh Selekman is a Product Manager on the Platform team at Facebook where he focuses on fitness and music experiences. He played an active role in the launch of Facebook's Social Plugins, Open Graph, and most recently, Timeline sections. He has worked closely with more than a hundred partners including Nike, Spotify, Microsoft, and Netflix on their Facebook integrations.

Ben John Head of Web Services Engineering @ AppNexus

@benjohn

Ben is currently heading the AppNexus Web Services Engineering team, focusing on building and scaling innovative API solutions meeting both internal and external customer needs. Prior to AppNexus, Ben held several leadership positions and engineered variety of Enterprise solutions.

Bob Brauer Chief Technology Officer @ StrikeIron

@sibob

Bob Brauer is the visionary behind StrikeIron with a zeal for exploiting new technologies to create exciting products and services. As chief technology officer, he is responsible for StrikeIron’s product vision and strategy, as well as providing an integrated direction of sales, marketing and technology.

Brian Koles Head of Business Development @ ChallengePost

@BrianKoles

Brian Koles is Head of Business Development at ChallengePost - a platform and community for growing developer ecosystems though online software competitions and in-person hackathons. He frequently writes about developer advocacy best practices for Programmable Web, Crowdsourcing.org and the ChallengePost blog/resource center. Prior to ChallengePost, Brian was a founding employee at cloud VoIP provider Vocalocity, and President of GreenTechBuyer.

Brian Proffitt Enterprise Editor @ ReadWrite

@TheTechScribe

Brian Proffitt is a technology expert specializing in enterprise, cloud computing and big data with 23 years of journalism and publishing experience. He is the author of 24 books on mobile technology and personal computing and an adjunct instructor at top-ranked Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Breathing is a hobby.

Bryan Helmig Co-founder @ Zapier

@bryanhelmig

Bryan Helmig is a self-taught hacker, jazz/blues musician and whiskey lover. In 2011 he co-founded Zapier, a startup that helps non-technical people automate hundreds of web applications using APIs.

Chris Haddad Vice President Technology Evangelism @ WSO2

@cobiacomm

Chris Haddad is Vice President Technology Evangelism for WSO2, an API Management, integration, and PaaS company.    Chris is an enlightened SOA protagonist who is promoting web-native API integration strategies and usability patterns that overcome traditional API adoption blockers.

Chris Metcalf Developer Evangelist @ Socrata

@chrismetcalf

Chris Metcalf serves on Socrata's product team as their Director of Developer Platform, where he leads the evolution of their developer frameworks and APIs, manages their developer outreach program, and drives the growth of their application developer community. As a part of this role he also serves as Socrata's Developer Evangelist, organizing and attending hackathons and app contests for their customers and partners.

Corey Scobie Vice President, Open Platform @ Akamai

@cscobie_AKAM

Corey Scobie is Vice President, Open Platform at Akamai Technologies. He leads their Open Platform Initiative, a company wide effort to simplify and expand access to Akamai’s core technologies, products and services using a developer driven approach. Through Corey’s leadership, Akamai will emerge as a gold standard in the Cloud/API dominated landscape of Internet innovation. Corey joined the Akamai team in December 2012, after having been exposed to the company as a partner & customer while serving as Chief Strategist for Appliances at Application Optimization at IBM. Prior to joining Akamai, Corey held senior positions with SOA Software, IBM Corporation, DataPower Technologies (acquired by NYSE:IBM) and Orsus Solutions (acquired by NASDAQ:NICE). Corey has over 20 years of experience in Internet Technologies and has been at the forefront of the API and Open Platform revolution amongst the world’s top web players and Fortune 500 companies for the past half decade.

Craig Burton Senior Analyst and currently Principal @ Burtonian

@craigburton

Craig is a distinguished Senior Analyst and currently Principal at Burtonian. He previously founded    Burton Group and was a senior analyst position at Kuppinger Cole. He is one of the leading    analysts covering the API Economy and the impact of APIs on company strategy.

Cyrus Ghalambor Founder & CEO @ Adigami

@adigami

Cyrus has been in the ad tech industry from its early days in the mid 90's and has been involved with companies such as Flycast, Engage, WebVisible, and Adify. His latest venture, Adigami is the culmination of his efforts in the area of digital media reporting and analytics and the beginning of some exciting work in data integration and API aggregation.

Dan Lynn CTO & Co-founder @ FullContact

@danklynn

Dan Lynn is the CTO & Co-Founder of FullContact, a Denver-based TechStars graduate that is trying to solve the world’s contact information problem. He spends most of his time up to his elbows in big data analytics and learning systems, but also plays in a metal band for fun. He can be found on twitter @danklynn, or on his blog at danlynn.com.

Dan Ristic Developer Evangelist @ PubNub

@@dristic101

Dan is a developer evangelist for PubNub, a leading provider of globally scaled real-time technologies. He graduated from the University of Advancing Technology in Phoenix, Arizona and has been programming on the web since then. At PubNub he is focusing on moving the front end engineering frameworks forward for end users. Prior to PubNub Dan worked for Barnes and Noble delivering the best shopping experience for Nook users he could. Dan has a passion for front end engineering and pushing the web to its limits.

Daniel Jacobson Director of API Engineering @ Netflix

@daniel_jacobson

Daniel Jacobson is the director of API engineering at Netflix. Prior to Netflix, he was at NPR where he created the NPR API as well as the content management system that drives NPR.org, mobile platforms and all other digital presentations for NPR content.

David White Chief Customer Officer @ FlightStats

@flightstats

David leads FlightStats strategic account management efforts and has been involved in the definition and evolution of the company's API business since 2007. He has over 14 years of experience in the travel technology industry and has helped developers in the airline, airport, mobile app, airfreight, digital signage and Web app sectors deliver real-time flight data, airport information and alerting services to millions of travelers worldwide.

Deepak Nadig Head of Platform Technology @ PayPal

Deepak Nadig heads Platform Technology at PayPal. In this role, he leads the team responsible for delivering PayPal’s APIs and Developer Experience for external and internal developers.

Prior to PayPal, Deepak Nadig was Distinguished Application Architect at X.commerce, a division of eBay, Inc. Before X.commerce, Deepak led the Enterprise Architecture team at eBay, responsible for eBay’s Application, Technology and Data Architecture. At eBay, as a Distinguished Architect, Deepak led the architecture of eBay’s advertising, analytics, experimentation and web services platforms.

DeVaris Brown API Guy @ Zendesk

@devarispbrown

I'm the API Guy at Zendesk. You can find me strategizing and evangelizing our lovely API to the masses by day and my hands firmly planted on a camera or turntables by night. Before Zendesk I worked at Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel in various development roles.

Drew Dillon Director of Product Management @ Yammer

@drewdil

Drew Dillon is Director of Product Management at Yammer - an enterprise software company with consumer DNA. Yammer uses traditionally consumer metrics and rapid product iterations to build enterprise software, ensuring voluntary adoption by millions of users. In addition to leading feature development, Drew leads the team that is responsible for helping Yammer partners succeed in growing and engaging their own users.

Drew has worked in development, military collaboration, encryption (he's forgotten everything), construction, and at a vet clinic. He landed at Yammer in 2010, and since then has occupied no less than 15 different desks.

Evan Broder Software Engineer @ Stripe

@ebroder

Evan works on our systems team, building and running theinfrastructure powering Stripe.

George Atala Chief instigator of API and open data strategies @ UC Berkeley

@gmatala

George is chief instigator of API and open data strategies at UC Berkeley. He is responsible for establishing the campus API practice, implementing multiple APIs, and the infrastructure that supports them. Before that, he spent a decade building enterprise integration solutions. When not writing code, he spends his time evangelizing, hosting API events, and connecting subversively innovative people.

Guillaume Balas CMO @ 3scale

@guillaumebalas

Guillaume has previously been a senior strategy consultant with Oliver Wyman. His responsibilities along his 7 years experience as consultant focus on business development, strategic planning and operations management in the IT and Telecom sectors. Guillaume holds an Industrial engineering degree from ENSAM, Paris, France and a MBA from ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.

Harold Madsen API Director @ Ancestry.com

@HaroldMadsen

Harold Madsen is the API director at Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource with the mission to help everyone discover, preserve and share their family history. He has over 20 years’ experience in engineering and management and thrives on creating clean, easy to use and accessible APIs. Harold manages both internal and external APIs at Ancestry.com. His most recent endeavor involves leading the Company’s effort to redesign the internal APIs based on high internal standards and a unified presentation layer across all teams, stacks and departments.
Harold enjoys hiking and camping in his free time and has hiked 10 mountain peaks and climbed one pyramid in Egypt. He is also distantly related to John Lackland, king of England of the Robin Hood legends.

Ian White Founder & CEO @ Urban Mapping

@urbanmapping

Ian founded Urban Mapping in 2001 and has grown the company to profitability. He has 20 years experience in marketing strategy and product development. His past clients include Harvard University, General Motors, Trader Joe's, Xerox Corporation, Parsons School of Design, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. White has served as Adjunct Professor at Parsons School of Design. He is also the co-author of a chapter in "Next Generation Business Handbook" published by Wiley, and an article in The Journal of Business Venturing. He is an active speaker in the area of geospatial data and local search. Ian holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA from McGill University and was educated in the US, France and Ireland. 

Irakli Nadareishvili Director of Engineering, Digital Media @ NPR

@inadarei

Author, speaker and experienced technology leader, who has successfully designed and executed winning strategies, at companies both small and large. Recognized for having built outstanding multidisciplinary teams, creating innovative software products and driving them to top market positions.

Ismail Elshareef Open Platform @ Edmunds

@ielshareef

Ismail Elshareef has been running the Edmunds API and Open Platform for the past three years. Before that, he ran Edmunds' Front-End Engineering department where he focused on building a team rooted in best practices, modularity and portability of CSS, Javascript and HTML code. Ismail is frequent speaker on topics of Learn Startup in the Enterprise, API Strategy and Innovation. When he's not coding or evangelizing the Edmunds API, he likes hiking, cycling, reading and traveling.

Jakub Nesetril Co-founder & CEO @ Apiary

@jakubnesetril

Jakub is co-founder & CEO of Apiary, helping you make API design and documentation enjoyable. Prior to Apiary Jakub has led 10years of experience leading API products and engineering teams in companies like GoodData and APN.

Jason Harmon API Evangelizer @ Apiux.com

@jasonh_n_austin

Jason Harmon is passionate about educating developers and business folks about building and consuming APIs. He evangelizes API's at apiux.com and co-organizes the AustinAPI.com Meetup. During the day, he's the API Architect for uShip.com, with over 15 years of diverse tech industry experience. 

Jason Lobel Co-Founder & CEO @ SwiftIQ

@jasonlobel

CEO and Co-Founder of SwiftIQ

 

Jérôme Louvel CEO @ Restlet

@jlouvel

Jérôme is the CEO of Restlet and an advocate of web APIs since 2005 when he launched the first REST framework for Java. More recently, he created APISpark, the first PaaS dedicated to web APIs, aiming to bring the power of web APIs to all developers. He is also co-author of the "Restlet in Action, Developping RESTful web APIs in Java" book published by Manning in 2012 and contributor to the "RESTful Web Services" book published by O'Reilly in 2007. Jérôme was also involved in the expert group that defined the JAX-RS 1.0 API.

Jed Sundwall Co-founder @ Measured Voice

@jedsundwall

Jed Sundwall is the co-founder of Measured Voice, a social media management tool for government used by NOAA, Texas.gov, USA.gov, the Department of Energy, and World Wildlife Fund among many others. Jed has also been instrumental in developing APIs to be used by the federal government, including GSA's Social Media Registry, which is the first project to be hosted on USA.gov's GitHub account. Measured Voice was also part of the first ever Code for America Accelerator program. 

Jeff Boudier Cofounder & Revenue @ Stupeflix

@jeffboudier

Jeff Boudier is a cofounder at Stupeflix, helping developers build video apps faster. Stupeflix offers a complete REST API toolkit for developers to create and process videos, images and audio, including its unique video creation API, that created more than 20 million videos for small developers and brands like Coke, Samsung, Nike, American Express, Google and Visa. Stupeflix is a 500Startups and Seedcamp company.

Jeff MacDuff CTO @ Buddy.com

@jeffmacduff

In Jeff’s role as CTO of Buddy, he has responsibility for the overall architecture of the Buddy Platform, as well as topology planning and is head of development. Prior to co-founding Buddy, he spent over twelve years at Microsoft Corporation where he held management positions in the Windows Embedded Business at Microsoft, working on UX and app platform technologies for a wide range of devices, including industrial automation and automotive. Jeff has worked on products such as Windows Phone 7, Origami, Windows Automotive and Silverlight for Windows Embedded. Prior to this, Jeff had management responsibility in the Windows Printing and Imaging team, with focus on application compatibility with 3rd party printer drivers. Jeff presently serves as a mentor for the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by TechStars. Jeff is a Seattle, WA native and when not working on Buddy enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. 

Jeremiah Lee Cohick API Engineer @ Fitbit

@JeremiahLee

Jeremiah Lee Cohick claims that UX is empathy as an applied science and that APIs are the new division of labor. With his pioneering work in both user experience design and software engineering, he has promoted the idea of developer experience through UX Magazine, SXSW Interactive, and the APIdays international conference series. He's currently helping to make the world a healthier, happier place as an API engineer at Fitbit.

Joe Rago Sr. Product Manager @ Walgreens API

@joerago

Joe Rago is a Senior Product Manager at Walgreens where he heads up the recently launched Walgreens Developer Program.  Before his foray into the world of API’s, Joe was a Product Manager for Metromix.com where he oversaw their web & mobile properties.  Joe is a resident of his native Chicago, but is a frequent visitor to both of America’s coasts.

John Bernd and Simone Vigano Product Team @ Panoptix, Johnson Controls

@jkbernd and @ViganoSimone

I am the product manager for Panoptix Platform Services at Johnson Controls. I have 20 years of experience in the software industry in both supply chain and building efficiency solutions. This includes roles in software development, project management, and product management. Personally I like spending time with my family, playing softball, and attending Milwaukee Brewers games. 

John Mathon Vice President of Product Marketing @ WSO2

John Mathon joined WSO2 in 2013 and he currently serves as Vice President of Product Marketing. As a founder of TIBCO software and inventor of the publish / subscribe paradigm he helped establish TIBCO as the leading middleware provider in the world. He has spent more than 20 years working on enterprise software for corporations worldwide. Prior to joining WSO2, John started other companies, created numerous patents and has been a visionary for enterprise software. Besides TIBCO, he started Slam Dunk Networks now known as Cloud Prime, Mathon Systems in the DLP space, and has helped CA Technologies move to the cloud and SaaS.

John Musser Founder @ API Science

@johnmusser

John Musser is CEO of API Science and previously founded ProgrammableWeb, the leading online resource on open APIs. John is an industry expert on APIs, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and Wired, and speaking at conferences including SXSW, Dreamforce, and Web 2.0. He also consults on API strategy and trends with clients including Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce. 

John Sheehan Co-founder & CEO @ Runscope

@johnsheehan

John is co-founder and CEO of Runscope and an API fanatic. As an early employee at Twilio, John lead the developer evangelism program and worked as a Product Manager for Developer Experience. After Twilio, John was Platform Lead at IFTTT working with API providers to create new channels.

Jon Moore Technical Fellow @ Comcast Corporation

@jon_moore

Jon Moore describes himself as being equally comfortable giving architecture talks with boxes and arrows and personally writing production-ready code.

A Technical Fellow at Comcast Corporation, Dr Moore manages the software architecture for the company's consumer-facing web and mobile applications and is leading the charge towards agile development, distributed systems engineering, and hypermedia APIs.

Keith McFarlane Cloud Platform & Telephony @ LiveOps

@krmc

Keith McFarlane has spent 20 years designing, developing and operating large-scale contact center and CRM systems. From his beginnings at AT&T Bell Laboratories, through his time building CRM applications for Oracle/PeopleSoft, and up to his present work with LiveOps, Keith has focused his attention on using technology to optimize customer experiences. Keith and his team develop the voice, integration, and data management systems that make LiveOps the most powerful, flexible, reliable cloud contact center service available.

Kelsey Innis Scala Engineer @ Reverb!

@kelseyinnis

Kelsey Gilmore-Innis is a back-end engineer at Reverb who strives to write Scala code with charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent and hopes to one day really, truly, deeply understand what a monad is.

Kevin Burke API Engineer @ Twilio

@ekrubnivek

Kevin is an API Engineer at Twilio, responsible for maintaining an API that handles hundreds of requests per second from many different client libraries. Kevin once came within seven places of making the National Spelling Bee.

Kin Lane API Evangelist @ API Evangelist

@kinlane

My name is Kin Lane and I am a technology professional with an obsession for Application Programming Interfaces or APIs. API Evangelist, Tech Gypsy, Open Data, Gov Hacker and Father.

Kristin Calhoun Executive Director @ Public Media Platform

@KCalhoun

Kristin Calhoun began her career in technology and digital media as the only girl in her middle school computer summer camp.  Since then, Kristin has been focused on helping not-for-profits leverage technology in support of their missions.  Kristin is currently the Executive Director of the Public Media Platform (PMP).  The PMP is a new not-for-profit that is developing a digital interconnection system for all of public media.

Laura Heritage Product Line Manager @ IBM API Management

@heritagelaura

Laura Heritage is a Product Line Manager for IBM API Management. She has built IBM's product strategy for helping customers enter the API economy. As an Certified IT Specialist, she has in-depth knowledge of APIs and SOA, and has architected and developed numerous SOA solutions. Laura is now helping those customers take their SOA to the next level by opening up and reaching new channels through APIs.

Laura Merling VP Ecosystems and Solutions @ AT&T

@magicmerl

Laura Merling, VP Ecosystems and Solutions at AT&T. Widely acknowledged as an industry-leading pioneer, Laura is a dynamic executive who is results driven, technically savvy and focused on creating value for customers and investment partners. Laura specializes in defining innovative technologies and leading businesses to growth and revenue. 

Max Katz Head of Developer Relations @ Appery.io

@maxkatz

Max Katz heads Developer Relations for Appery.io, a cloud-based mobile app platform. He loves trying out new and cool REST APIs in mobile apps.  Max is the author of two books “Practical RichFaces” (Apress 2008, 2011), and is a frequent speaker at developer conferences. You can find out what Max is up to on his blog: mkblog.exadel.com and Twitter.

Mehdi Medjaoui Co-Founder @ Webshell

@medjawii

Mehdi believes that APIs are the future of software. Mehdi co-founded webshell.io and oauth.io, tools for developers to integrate and maintain APIs easily into their web and mobile apps because he thinks that keeping trust is the main challenge for the data world and the API economy.

Melissa Guyre Product Manager @ Yummly

@melissaguyre

Melissa Guyre is a Product Manager at Yummly where she leads API developer relations while also working on mobile, analytics, and driving the registered users metric. Before Yummly, she was a Technical Evangelist at IGN.com where she applied her love of video games to building websites and mobile apps for gamers. Melissa is a home chef and home coder with a passion for sous vide cooking, recreational programming, and writing API documentation.

Michele Titolo Senior Mobile Engineer @ Interactive Prolific

@micheletitolo

Michele Titolo is a Senior Mobile Engineer for Prolific Interactive, a product-focused mobile agency with offices in San Francisco and Brooklyn, NY. She has shipped over a dozen apps to the Apple AppStore, and designed and implemented APIs for a number of them. She enjoys debugging, refactoring, and finding elegant solutions to difficult problems. Outside of work, she is an organizer for Women Who Code SF and WWDCGirls, teaches at Railsbridge Workshops, and is an avid Doctor Who fan. You can find her on Twitter @micheletitolo.

Mike Amundsen API Architect @ Layer7

@mamund

As API Architect at Layer 7, Mike Amundsen heads up the company's API Architecture & Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies across North America to provide insight into how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

Mike Polcari Director, Software Engineering @ 23andMe

@checkoutmygenes

Mike Polcari is the Director of Software Engineering at 23andMe, the world's trusted source of personal genetic information. Mike works with a talented team software engineers to bring personal genetics to the masses and advance humanity's understanding of genetics through 23andMe's Personal Genome Service, open API, and research platform.

Montana Flynn API hustler @ Mashape

@montanaflynn

API hustler, Recovering PHP Dev, JavaScript Fanatic. Busy building the API economy at Mashape. Lover of the great outdoors and endless adventures.

Morgan Bickle CTO @ Kinvey

@morganbic

Morgan Bickle is CTO at Kinvey and helped bootstrap the company in the early days. Kinvey is a leading backend-as-a-service for mobile, tablet and web applications. Prior to that he held numerous positions at AMD for nearly a decade where he lead the development of an application infrastructure, deployed globally to support AMD's automated chip manufacturing. He took up an expat assignment to Singapore for two years to scale out several deployments to the Asia region. He's an active triathlete and was part of a jazz combo group in a past life.

Nelson Elhage Software Engineer @ Stripe

@nelhage

Nelson works on our systems team, building and running theinfrastructure powering Stripe.

Nick Hasty Head of Engineering @ Giphy

@jnhasty

Nick Hasty is Head of Engineering at Giphy, where he's evolved into a being that communicates solely with animated gifs. He previously worked for Rhizome at the New Museum, where he helped establish the world's largest archive of digital art. He's a sometime artist and musician, hold's a Master's degree from NYU's ITP program, and currently resides in Brooklyn.

Nick Muerdter Applications Engineer @ National Renewable Energy Laboratory

@NREL

Nick enjoys geeking out over APIs, open government data, and renewable energy. Over the past several years he's combined all of those passions to lead the API efforts at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (a U.S. Government lab for research and deployment of renewable energy). More recently, he's been collaborating with the Data.gov team on efforts to make government APIs easier for the public to discover and consume, and to make it easier for government agencies to produce more APIs.

Ole Lensmar Chief Architect @ SmartBear

@olensmar

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Ole Lensmar is Chief Architect at SmartBear Software, provider of software quality tools used by more than one million developers and testers worldwide. He is the co-founder of eviware software which joined forces with SmartBear in 2011, and co-creator of SoapUI, the most used API testing tool in the world. He also co-founded base8, an XML oriented consulting company in 1996, acquired by the publicly traded Mogul in 1998. Living his passion for software development, he writes a weekly column for Network World about software quality and blogs in general about coding, quality and all other fun things in life. Ole frequents the speaker circuit, most recently at the API Strategy & Practice Conference in New York City. 

Oren Michels CEO @ Mashery

@Michels

As CEO of Mashery, an Intel Company, Oren Michels leads the team responsible for connecting 175 leading brands with 200,000 developers to build 62,000 live apps using APIs. With Mashery, Oren created the Business of APIs conference, now in its 6th year. A frequent speaker at events globally, Oren has taken the stage at Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, the London Web Summit, the GCA/Savvian Summit, Le Web, eComm, WeMedia, Interop, Dow Jones VentureWire, CTIA, General Assembly, and the Forbes CIO Summit.

Prior to Mashery, Michels served in executive roles for a number of successful startups, and also served as President and CEO of The Groundlings, a Hollywood-based entertainment production company, but began his career as a software designer for Hughes Aircraft. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from MIT and an MBA in finance and entrepreneurial studies from UCLA's Anderson School.

Pamela Fox Frontend Engineer @ Khan Academy

@pamelafox

Pamela Fox loves to learn, teach, create, and every combination of those. During the day, she creates the programming curriculum for Khan Academy, to teach the next generation of programmers. On the side, she teaches web development classes for the GirlDevelopIt San Francisco chapter. Before that, she was a frontend engineer at Coursera, a developer advocate at Google, and a graduate from USC's Computer Science Department.

Peter Rexer Sr Platform Product Manager @ Box

@BoxPlatform

Peter cut his teeth building both teams and fantastic products at MIT where he founded the MIT Solar Car team: organizing, fundraising, building, and racing that car to various victories across the US and Europe.  Since then he hasn't stopped infecting others with his passion for building high-performance teams, and high-performance products.   With stints at successful startups like Sapient and Guidewire, where he built the technical Professional Services team and then headed up the Platform team.  Peter heads up the Platform Product team at Box, where he sets Box's API, SDK, and partner integration strategy. 

R. Kevin Nelson API Engineer @ Rdio

@rknLA

R. Kevin Nelson is a generalist engineer obsessed with user experience. His experience ranges from embedded systems and low-level audio software through all the things of the internet. He has written an award-winning iPhone app for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and helped write the API for safecast.org. He is currently focused on optimizing developer experience as an API Engineer at Rdio.

Richard Mendis Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder @ AnyPresence

@AnyPresence

Richard is the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of AnyPresence, a software platform company that reduces the time and cost of building enterprise mobile apps. Before co-founding AnyPresence, Richard was VP of Solution Management at SAP, working in the CTO and sustainability offices. Richard joined SAP through the acquisition of his last startup Clear Standards, where he was co-founder and CMO.

Ryan MacArthur Security Researcher and Entrepreneur @ Stealth startup

@maceip

Ryan is currently developing a new security product at a stealth startup company.  Previously, Ryan helped to launch CirroScope, a cloud security platform, served as a director of research with iSight Partners, and helped protect against millions of attacks as a software engineer with Symantec.

Sachin Agarwal Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy @ SOA Software

@sachinagarwal

Sachin Agarwal is Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy at SOA Software. He possesses more than 17 years of enterprise and startup experience focusing on using disruptive technologies to drive business growth. His expertise spans from security and middleware infrastructure technologies to social, digital marketing and analytic business centric applications. At SOA Software, he drives product marketing, strategy and customer adoption for API Management solutions. Prior to SOA Software, he held senior management roles in Product Management and Development at Oracle, Oblix and Infosys. 

Salil Deshpande @ Bain Capital Ventures

@salil

Salil Deshpande is Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures in Palo Alto, and focuses on software infrastructure, open source, middleware and enterprise software. Over the last 8 years he has invested $85M into 20 companies including SpringSource, Mulesoft, Buddy Media, Engine Yard, Hazelcast, G2One (Groovy & Grails), ZeroTurnaround, Datastax, and Lending Club.

Sid Maestre Platform Evangelist @ StackMob

Sidney is eating, sleeping and breathing all things mobile as StackMob’s Platform Evangelist. Prior to joining StackMob, Sidney immersed himself in the world of payments as the primary Developer Evangelist for PayPal. He spent the last two years working with jQuery to build mobile apps and sharing his knowledge with others. These efforts included speaking at Adobe MAX, SenchaCon, HTML5DevConf, Silicon Valley Code Camp, creating a jQuery Mobile course at uDemy.com and organizing the Bay Area Mobile meetup. When Sidney is not coding or talking about coding, you’ll find him strumming on his acoustic guitar.

Simone Vigano Product Owner @ Panoptix, Johnson Controls

@ViganoSimone

Simone is the Product Owner for Panoptix Platform at Johnson Controls. Born and raised in Italy, he brings 12 years of experience in IT in different countries and positions: software development, R&D, project management. Simone has strong passion for business, technology and new ventures. When not at work, Simone enjoys spending his time reading, cooking, and traveling the world with his lovely wife. 

Steve Marx Developer Advocate @ Dropbox

@smarx

Steve Marx is a Developer Advocate for Dropbox, helping developers make better applications with the power of Dropbox’s platform. Prior to joining Dropbox, Steve founded Webscript.io and Site44, which uses Dropbox’s API to turn Dropbox folders into websites. Previously, Steve spent 10 years at Microsoft working on developer platforms, including Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure.

Sumit Sharma Responsible for APIhub @ Mulesoft

@sumitcan

Sumit is passionate about APIs and the power of exposing data, and building connectivity in the world today. At MuleSoft he is responsible for API Solutions, including APIhub, the world’s leading API publishing and consumption platform. Prior to MuleSoft, Sumit was at Nebula, an OpenStack based IaaS private cloud system provider; and prior to that he was a leader of the Cloud practice at Deloitte where he pioneered the global cloud computing center of excellence.

Swift Founder @ HackerLeague

@SwiftAlphaOne

Meet Swift, free-agent evangelist and mad scientist hacker. Swift has made it his personal mission to enable developers by helping them get the tools and resources they need to make awesome, creative stuff. He is the founder of Hacker League, the world's largest and premier platform for hackathons. Swift is also a rabid open source contributor and was formerly a developer evangelist at SendGrid and an engineer at Crowdtap. 

Ty Amell Founder and CEO @ StackMob

@tyamell

Ty Amell is the Founder and CEO of StackMob, the leading cloud-based mobile app development platform for enterprise-level organizations. Since founding the company in 2010, Ty’s focus has been on delivering a cloud-based backend for mobile apps that allow companies to accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and deliver outstanding mobile user experiences.

Tyler Singletary Director of Platform @ Klout

@harmophone

Tyler Singletary is the Senior Manager of Integrations for Klout, managing the data innovation, API and channel distribution platform of leading social influence data to thousands of clients and applications. He oversees complex partnerships with data suppliers, distributors and platform integrations while developing new data products leveraging influence in the enterprise and beyond

Uri Sarid CTO @ Mulesoft

Uri brings over 20 years of technology and research leadership experience to MuleSoft, most recently as Vice President of the NOOK Cloud at Barnes & Noble, where he architected, led, and released the flagship digital content and user platform for NOOK. Previously, Uri was VP of Engineering at eMeter (acquired by Siemens), the leading provider of enterprise software for the SmartGrid.

Victor Olex Founder and President @ vt.enterprise

@agilevic

Victor is Founder and President of vt.enteprise which offers technology co-sourcing services for capital markets institutions. The team at vt.enterprise recently launched SlashDB, a solution that uniformly connects databases with web, mobile and enterprise applications via automatically created REST APIs. He has 17 years of hands-on experience in information systems engineering for the finance and telecommunications industries.

Wayne Ariola Chief Strategy Officer @ Parasoft

@wayneariola

Wayne Ariola, Chief Strategy Officer, leads the development and execution of Parasoft’s long-term strategy. He leverages customer input and fosters partnerships with industry leaders to ensure that Parasoft solutions continuously evolve to support the ever-changing complexities of real-world business processes and systems. Ariola has contributed to the design of core Parasoft technologies and has been awarded several patents for his inventions.

Wynn Netherland API Developer @ Github

@pengwynn

Wynn Netherland has been building the web for nearly twenty years. With a passion for API user experience, he's a prolific creator and maintainer of Ruby API wrappers. He now spends his days hacking on the GitHub API and is author of several books, most recently Sass and Compass in Action (Manning 2012).