The initial buzz at drinks for the end of day one of API Strategy and Practice was: “Our minds have been blown.” The audience response is evident from three talks yesterday at API Strategy and Practice in Amsterdam. Presentations aimed at developers moved from a global rethink of what coding actually is (Mike Amundsen) to how to think and manage APIs as the core unit in distributed systems (John Sheehan) to a best practice daily toolkit for developers writing code and integrating APIs (Bruno Pedro).
Carma has launched an API with a carrot: $2.5 million in prizes for developers to create apps. Black Girls Code holds Love is Respect Hackathon. Plus: Nclose offers Layer 7 API management, and the State Department creates a Fishackacton.