Taylor Barnett is a Senior Developer Advocate at Transposit, a platform for building data-fueled applications. She is passionate about building great developer experiences with an emphasis on empathy and inclusion within product, documentation, and other community-focused projects.
Previously, Taylor led Developer Relations at Stoplight, an API design management platform, and worked with the developer community, SDKs, and documentation at Keen, a data analytics API company. She has spoken on developer experience (including API design), SDKs, OpenAPI, developer empathy, and building developer communities at conferences such as O’Reilly OSCON, GlueCon, multiple API Strategy & Practices, API the Docs, AlterConf, DevRelCon, DevXcon, Hackcon, and various meetups.
In her free time, she’s either climbing rocks with friends, trying to find the funkiest sour beers, or hanging out with her corgi, Yoda.
Having an OpenAPI Specification (OAS) is a useful document for numerous reasons. The most common being the ease of generating API reference documentation, but it overshadows some additional benefits that you can gain from adopting the OpenAPI Specification. This talk will delve into the hidden value of the OpenAPI Specification, and how you can employ it to your advantage. Some of the ideas that we will explore are:
– What are the lesser known benefits of using OAS to build API docs – What is a single source of truth in an API – How OAS gives us a way to breakdown APIs and helps us improve communication around HTTP – How design-first APIs, mocking, and testing with OAS can create better developer experiences through feedback cycles – How OAS creates a structured document for collaboration between teams and other ways OAS can increase collaboration throughout the API design process
Attendees will leave the talk having a better grasp of how the OpenAPI Specifications can fit into their workflow, including different PHP and language-neutral tools, and how they can leverage it to improve their API design and developer experience processes.
|Going to Infinity and Beyond Documentation with OpenAPI Specification (Longhorn PHP Edition)||Longhorn PHP||May 2019|
|Going to Infinity and Beyond Documentation with OpenAPI (DevNet Create Edition)||DevNet Create 2019||April 2019|
|Better API testing with the OpenAPI Specification||OSCON||July 2018|
|Things I Wish People Told Me About Writing Docs||API Strategy & Practice||October 2017|
|Creating a Great Developer Experience Through SDKs||API Strategy & Practice||November 2016|