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The Linux Foundation and Open API Initiative Announce Agenda for APIStrat, the API Strategy & Practice Conference

By 2017-08-031月 25th, 2018Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, August 3, 2017The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and the Open API Initiative, a Linux Foundation project created to advance API technology, today announced the program for the API Strategy & Practice Conference (APIStrat), taking place October 31 – November 2 in Portland, OR.

Jointly hosted by the Open API Initiative and The Linux Foundation, APIStrat is focused on the API economy. The eighth edition of the conference will bring together everyone – from the API curious to today’s leaders – to discuss opportunities and challenges in the API space.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Yina Arenas – Microsoft

  • Glenn Block – Auth0

  • Adam Duvander – Zapier

  • Sarah Novotny – Google

Session tracks include:

  • Beyond REST

  • Civic

  • Design

  • Hypermedia

  • Machine Learning

  • Management

  • Microservices

  • Protocols

  • SDK & Clients

  • Security

  • Standards & Definitions

  • Success Stories

  • Testing

  • Transformation

  • Usability

The full lineup of all APIStrat speakers and sessions can be viewed here.

Registration is discounted by $300 through August 31, and academic rates are also available. In addition, applications are being accepted for diversity and need-based scholarships.

Members of the press who would like to request a complimentary press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at

APIStrat is made possible by Gold Sponsors Cloud Elements, Microsoft and Red Hat, in addition to other sponsors.

Additional Resources

YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

About Open API Initiative

The Open API Initiative (OAI) was created by a consortium of forward-looking industry experts who recognize the immense value of standardizing on how REST APIs are described. As an open governance structure under The Linux Foundation, the OAI is focused on creating, evolving and promoting a vendor-neutral description format. SmartBear Software donated the Swagger Specification directly to the OAI as the basis of the OpenAPI Specification. Visit for more information.

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