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API Evangelist Call Thursday Summary For March 5th, 2015

I work to isolate all of my calls on Thursdays, leaving other days of the week to more asynchronous forms of communication, and deep dives into coding, research, and storytelling efforts. Last Thursday was interesting, but this weeks conversations has spurred me to summarize some of the conversations that occurred on this busy day. This isn't something I'll do every thursday, and not all conversations will make it in, but I figured it would help me process, as well as share some insight into the types of conversations I'm having being the scene.

Here is a breakdown of the conversations I’ve had today, anonymized to protect the lives of those involved:

I haven’t done the APIs and IPAs podcast yet, that is up next—so I need to get ready. I'll have to consider more about how my Thursday conversations compare with the other, asynchronous conversations I’m having through the week. At first glance, they seem very similar, but as I continue to get into the groove having my phone conversations only on Thursdays, and do these summaries—maybe I’ll begin to see other patterns emerge.

Anyway you look at it, being in the center of the API economy is pretty exciting in 2015. I thought the buzz in 2010 was significant, but I had no idea of what it would be like in 2015. Lots going on, lots of important technological shifts, and lots of important industries, and companies turning their focus to the world of APIs. Sometimes it can make my head swim, but at the end of the day I’m stoked to be where I am, as all of this moves forward--no matter how fast.