New York
Thursday, March 7
The Westin New York Grand Central
212 E 42nd Street
New York 10017
9.00 am to 2.00 pm


We know your time is valuable. Space is limited and this workshop is open by invitation only to ensure an interactive and productive experience. Please register to request an invitation and directions to the venue.

A successful API ecosystem has several key players, scenarios, and outcomes - API creators create an API, Publishers prepare it for community usage, Application Developers/Partners discover APIs, subscribe, and start using them in their applications. The WSO2 API Manager is designed to fully support a vibrant ecosystem that successfully delivers business capabilities to partners, customers, and suppliers.

Crafted specially for API creators, this hands-on workshop is 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 Apps
  • Monitored for usage, success, performance and other critical measurements which can guide business decisions and actions

Presented by:

Chris Haddad, VP, Technology Evangelism
Chris Haddad

Chris works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives, as well as WSO2's engineering team to increase WSO2 middleware technology adoption, enhance the Carbon and Stratos platforms, and maximize customer value. Previously, Chris led research teams at Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. His team advanced best practices in PaaS, cloud application architecture patterns, SOA, and middleware. Prior to these roles, Chris focused on creating infrastructure frameworks, establishing repeatable development methodologies, contributing to open source frameworks, and delivering SaaS and Internet applications.

Adam Firestone, Director, Defense and Government Solutions
Adam Firestone

As Director of Defense and Government Solutions, Adam works across the scope of the WSO2 team to understand, and craft technology solutions for, the unique challenges faced by military, intelligence and government organizations. Adam works 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. Adam also works with the WSO2 engineering team to ensure that WSO2's product and technology roadmaps retain and develop features situated to support emerging defense and government requirements.

This hands-on workshop agenda will explore:

  • REST Purity and Pragmatic Design Guidelines

  • How to properly secure APIs

  • How to craft a managed and discoverable API that fosters developer adoption

  • Monitoring API performance and business value