Delyn Simons | VP, Developer Platform
July 24, 2011

OSCON, I/O Docs and API Hackday PDX

 

Portland is the place to be this week! You can catch Neil, Uriah and Delyn from Mashery at OSCON, API Hackday Portland, and PDX API Hour -- locations and details below. Hope you join us!

First, the API Hackday Portland crew is hosting PDX API Hour from 6-8pm after a great Thursday at OSCON over at the Low Brow Lounge in the Pearl District. Meet fellow developers who will be attending API Hackday PDX on Saturday after OSCON. Free drink tickets for everyone who shows up registered for API Hackday PDX. Plus, because it is the Low Brow, we'll have tater tots and mini-corn dogs to munch on! Thursday, 7/28 from 6-8pm at the Low Brow Lounge in the Pearl District.

Next up on Friday, 7/29 at 10AM, Neil Mansilla is going to be talking about Maintainble API Docs and Other Rainbow Colored Unicorns at OSCON on Friday at 10AM. Part of his demo will be showing off our new I/O Docs feature, a new tool that lets developers get started faster and reduce application development time using beautifully designed, interactive API documentation. We'll be open sourcing parts of the code so that anyone with an API can offer a clean, powerful interface for executing live API calls right within their API documentation. Think documentation meets testing and debugging, all in one convenient place. For APIs in the Mashery API Network, developers sign-in and their API keys are input automatically.

The result is less time toggling, cutting, and pasting — and more time building great apps. Check out the updated API documentation over at Klout, Alibris, and Fanfeedr for a look, and we'll see you at Neil's talk for the demo and open source announcement. Friday, 7/29 from 10am - 11am at OSCON in the Oregon Convention Center, Room D139/140.

Finally, Mashery will be at API Hackday PDX on the Saturday after OSCON at the beautiful offices of Urban Airship in downtown Portland. We're excited to be working with Portland locals at the heart of their thriving startup scene at startups like Urban Airship, PHPFog, Puppet Labs and spaces like PIE and Souk. The CivicApps for Portland crew will also be there offering a prize for Best Portland City Council Agenda Hack, and Portland local Adam DuVander, Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb, is offering up to all teams who submit and demo a hack free entry and tastings at the famous Oregon Brewer's Festival. Join Mashery and our API friends over at SimpleGeo, Twilio, SendGrid, Apigee, Urban Airship, PHPFog, and LinkedIn at API Hackday PDX. Saturday, 7/30, from 8am - 8pm at Urban Airship HQ in downtown Portland. Register now.

Get a closer look at I/O Docs.