Web 2.0 Expo started up today in San Francisco's Moscone West. This Wednesday, 3/30, I'll be speaking with top Netflix engineers Michael Hart and Daniel Jacobson (formerly NPR) on succeeding in the API economy with "Punctuated Equilibrium, Celestial Navigation, and APIs: Lessons from Netflix and NPR." I hope you'll join us Wednesday at 9:00 am in room 2005.
In evolutionary theory, punctuated equilibrium refers to a period of significant environmental stress resulting in rapid, dramatic changes among species. It is a powerful model for understanding the changes in technology, business models and data over the last few decades - changes that have given rise to the age of APIs. In this talk, we'll look at three key themes in the API economy:
- The Evolution of Business Models: From 1st Party to Partner to Platform
- The Evolution of Architecture: From Mainframe to Mobile
- The Evolution of Data: From Silos to Social
Attendees will walk away from the talk with an actionable strategic framework and best practices for winning the market with APIs, including creating developer and partner success, diversifying the core, getting to mobile, exposing the right functionalities and gaining adoption. Hope to see you there and let me know on Twitter if you want to meet up.