API Days Paris – impressionnant!

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking at the API Days in Paris. It was a great event, and the crowd was surprisingly larger than I expected.

The usual suspects were presenting there including Kin Lane, Adam DuVander, Mike Amundsen, Mehdi, myself, SOA software, WSO2, 3Scale, Mulesoft, FaberNovel along with some surprises. Interestingly I saw Microsoft, HP, and Rackspace for the first time, and IBM is starting to show up in more events now as well.

In my opinion, the best speech would probably go to Rafi Haladjian of Sen.Se (The End of The Internet of Things).  Rumor has it that the slides not working was part of his act 🙂 Regardless, he improvised and spoke without any visual cue. It was funny, full of substance and included a good amount of thought leadership. He started off his conversation with a humor bit suggesting he doesn’t speak English and knows nothing about Internet of Things. Wonder how it would have turned out with slides.

Interestingly enough APISpark (Restlet) had the big stage with gold sponsorship, a prime speaking spot, and demonstrated some good ideas. We will have to wait and see how it will turn out when the next conference rolls around.

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