WSO2 to Present New York Workshop on Optimizing the API Ecosystem

One-day technical workshop on March 7, examines how to effectively deliver business capabilities to enterprise customers, partners and suppliers using WSO2 API Manager Palo Alto, CA – February 19, 2013 – Today, managed APIs are central to effective enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) strategies for extending business processes and services to customers, partners, and other groups in an organization. The success of these managed APIs is tied to the development of a sound API “ecosystem” that relies on several key factors and players, including creators, publishers, developers and users. WSO2 will address strategies and best practices for API creators in the workshop, “Practical Guide to API Management.” The event will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in New York. To register, visit The hands-on workshop will provide a practical guide to managed APIs that are advertised and available for developers to find, understand and subscribe to; secured for authenticated and authorized access; managed to ensure a well-defined level of service to applications; and monitored for usage, success, performance and other critical measurements for guiding business decisions and actions. The session also will examine how WSO2 API Manager, the first 100% open source API management product, is designed to fully support a vibrant API ecosystem that successfully delivers business capabilities to customers, partners and suppliers. Key topics will include:
  • REST Purity and Pragmatic Design Guidelines will provide an overview for managing and ensuring a well-defined level of service to applications.
  • How to Properly Secure APIs will examine best practices for authenticated and authorized access.
  • How to Craft a Managed and Discoverable API that Fosters Developer Adoption will discuss how to create APIs that are advertised and available for developers to find, understand and subscribe to.
  • Monitoring API Performance and Business Value will dig into how to monitor APIs for usage, success, performance and other critical measurements that can guide business decisions and actions.
Workshop Presenters Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors. Adam Firestone, WSO2 director of defense and government solutions, works to understand and craft technology solutions for the unique challenges faced by military, intelligence and government organizations. He collaborates closely with developers, architects and C-Level executives to increase the footprint and value offered by open-source software in general and WSO2 products specifically to the military and defense communities. About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..