Josh Twist

Camp Counselor

How the fastest growing companies develop their public API

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 3:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Campsite 6


Ever wondered why the top API companies prefer API keys over JWT? How does your API journey change as you scale from startup to mega-corp? What are the must-haves in the early days and where will you feel the most pressure as you scale? What options and tools do you have as an engineer to solve these problems? Join Josh for this session where he'll draw on his years of experience building APIs and tooling at Microsoft, Facebook and Stripe to answer these questions and more


Some familiarity with HTTP APIs

Take Aways

  • The 5 key pillars to sharing a public API
  • API keys vs JWT
  • Versioning (URL vs headers)
  • Composition and abstraction of APIs
  • Choosing a gateway
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Matt Ridley Gene Gotimer Danger Casey Joseph Guadagno Marcus Meier Chris Ayers