The API Conferences I Am Tracking On For The Fall

As we approach the fall it is time to begin thinking about the conference season, and what the most relevant API conferences are. I haven’t been doing any events this year, but staying in tune with the conference circuit has always been important to my work. Who knows, maybe I will be spend some more time investing in API related events after taking a break for six month. When it comes to API events and conferences, here is what I am tracking on.

API City Conference
Seattle, WA United States
September 5, 2019

API City Conference is a non-profit community event that brings together a diverse set of developers and business people to network and learn about APIs and the business value it can bring to you and your company.


The Postman User Conference
San Francisco, CA United States
September 11-12, 2019

This year’s POST/CON includes 4 tracks with excellent speakers from all over the world. They’ll be diving into advanced Postman use-cases and thought leadership in API testing and automation, API design and architecture, developer experience, and DevOps.


API Days: APIs for Consumer Applications
Barcelona, Spain
September 12-13, 2019

FinTech Banks, Transportations Companies, Booking firms, Food delivery services and even the Beauty sector are offering services for millions of people through APIs, posing some interesting challenges in terms of scaling, monitoring and changes deployment. We call these the APIs for consumers.


API Days: Connection, Automation, Intelligence
Melbourne, Australia
September 19-20, 2019

The Melbourne Australia edition of the popular API Days conference, focused on the connection, automation, and intelligence that APIs can deliver. Bringing together a variety of speakers and attendees from across Australia, New Zealand, and around the world to discuss how APIs are changing the way we do business.


Greenville, SC United States
September 25-28, 2019

Our objective is to give people interested in REST, Hypermedia APIs, crafting web service APIs, or any related topics a chance to get together in an informal setting to share ideas, trade stories, and show examples of current work.


API Specifications Conference (ASC)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
October 15 - 17, 2019

The API Specifications Conference (ASC) is a place for API practitioners to come together and discuss the evolution of API technology. ASC includes cutting edge technology keynotes and sessions that chart the future of APIs, in-depth specification and standards discussions and an extensive tutorial track. The event is designed to be highly interactive with plenty of discussion time through workshop and un-conference style sessions in order to facilitate interaction.


API Days: Banking APIs and PSD2
London, England
November 13-14, 2019

What do you talk about when doing an API conference in London? Banking of course. This is the most recent, London UK edition of the popular API Days events. Keeping the momentum going when it comes to how APIs are changing the banking landscape, where there will be much discussion around banking API regulation and PSD2.


API Days: From Legacy to Agile, From Product to Ecosystems
Paris, France
December 10-11, 2019

The original API Days location in Paris, France has grown into the biggest API gathering in the world. It is been happening since 2012, and attracts people from across the globe to talk APIs across many different industries. If you pick one conference to attend this fall, I recommend you make it to APIs Days, Paris.


These are all conferences I have been to, supported and helped grow throughout the years. If you are new to the world of APIs, or an experienced veteran, I recommend hitting as many of the events on this list as you can. While some of them have a more narrow focus, there is something to learn at each of these events on stage, and in the hallways talking with attendees.

It looks like a strong API conference season this fall. It definitely makes me miss being on the road, and able to hit all of these events. I’m happy to see all of these events continuing, but I’m most happy to see APIStrat be reborn as the API Specifications Conference, which I think is the most important subject we can be talking about in the API sector going into 2020.