Welcome to APIdays Paris!
Day 1 - The new API Stack
With the needs of high speed, high growth and high scalability required by Cloud and Mobile technologies, APIs and Microservices have evolved
tremendously. IT and business managers need to understand what this
means in order to face the challenges of the digital transformation and
achieve a successful transition.
- On the business side, new concepts like API governance, Developer
experience and API-as-a-product have enabled companies like Stripe and Twilio to reach $9.2B and $5B in valuation.
- On the regulatory front, the EU Commission and many governments worldwide are forcing banks to open APIs and create innovative ecosystems, with, for instance, the Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2).
- On the technical side, recent concepts like API-first architectures,
microservices, Service Mesh and Zero trust security, powered by
technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, GraphQL, Kafka, OpenId connect and API gateways enable the migration from legacy software to more agile systems, the deployment of software on any cloud in a safe and controlled environment.
Day 2 - The challenges of the programmable economy
APIs are the digital contract of the 21st century, enabling us to enter into a programmable economy, a world where IT systems are able to discover themselves and integrate with each other without any human interaction.
Is it up to humans to adapt to softwares or do we need to adapt
softwares to humans? With AI, how can we distinguish Chatbot APIs from humans online? How can we make the programmable world an inclusive space and educate everyone to the possibility of owning data and technology with Open data, Open APIs, OpenAI and Open source software?