API Academy goes to Asia
starting april 4th, i'll be on the road for close to two weeks. along the way i have the honor of bringing the API Academy message of developer-focused, enterprise-scale API design and implementation to the cites of Seoul, Tokyo, and Singapore. in each of these cities we'll be hosting a free 1/2 day seminar covering some of the most popular topics the API Academy offers in our private onsite training to companies the world over.
i will also have the chance to do some additional presentations and make new connections while on this trip. as much as i enjoy the workshops, it is the chance to connect with those i've only known online and to meet new people that really makes these trips a great experience.
WWW2014 in Seoul
while in Seoul, i have the honor of presenting a peer-reviewed paper to the WS-REST 2014 Workshop which is part of the World Wide Web Conference in Seoul. it is not often that i get the oppty to speak at events of this calibre and i am also looking forward to catching up with several people who work on W3C projects; people i rarely get to meet in person.
there will also be an informal meetup in Seoul on the evening of April 8th near the COEX complex where the WWW2014 event is held and not far from the API Academy public workshop on the 9th. i don't have all the details and promise to post them as soon as i have them.
RESTful Web APIs in Tokyo
i am very excited to announce that i will be attending a RESTful Meetup in Tokyo the evening of April 12th. this was organized, in part, by a group of people who have also been hosting a bi-weekly reading group for the book RESTful Web APIs.
this group popped up last year to allow people to come together and translate the English-language edition of "RESTful Web APIs" in 'real time' by taking turns reading the content and then discussing it as a group. Leonard Richardson and i are very grateful for this kind of enthusiasm and i am looking forward to meeting some of the people behind this col project.
i arrive in Singapore on monday, april 14th and don't have any additional meetups scheduled yet. if you're in Singapore and want to set up something, ping me and let's see if we can get something going while i am in town for the public workshop on the 15th.
ok, let's go!
the chance to visit customers, developers, and designers in Seoul, Tokyo, and Singapore really has me energized. if you've not yet signed up for one of the public workshops, please do. and come up and tell me 'hello.' i'd love to hear about what your working on and how the API Academy can learn from your experience and help you reach your goals for building great applications for the Web and the enterprtise.