Session: The Wonderful World of APIs
In the commerce world, disruptive forces are powerful these days. Augmented and virtual reality and artificial intelligence, with speech and image recognition, and all sorts of self-learning systems, are everywhere. These innovations have the power to dramatically reshape the buying and selling experience and transform the way people interact with the digital world. At eBay, we are exposing such capabilities through APIs. APIs are everywhere nowadays, allowing organizations to connect with the world digitally. This talk is on API design and governance process. It is meant for technical people involved in creating interfaces that empower 3rd party developers. The audience will learn about compliance with standards, relying on patterns and OpenAPI specification, and significance of vocabulary consistency. API standards and design process are true elements of success.
Bio: Tanya Vlahovic
Tanya leads the Developer Ecosystem at eBay. Prior to leading the team, she worked as a lead architect for public APIs. She is one of the key contributors to revamping eBay's public API program. Tanya is directly involved in all strategic partner integrations. Her expertise includes various aspects of API lifecycle: design, cross-cutting concerns, API decomposition and namespace definition, API portfolio governance, and maturity model. She authored and co-authored many of eBay’s technical standards and patterns for internal microservices and public APIs. Through public speaking, Tanya contributes to increasing the visibility of the eBay developers program.