Taylor Barnett is a Senior Community Engineer 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.
I gave a short talk at Open Austin’s November meetup about how APIs are crucial to data access and how to use APIs to make data more accessible to a wider audience. I ended with an example of using SMS to get Food Inspection Scores from a dataset hosted on data.austintexas.gov using the Socrata API provided for it.
[Note: If you want to work on building civic applications with APIs, feel free to reach out. I’m happy to help. You can find me on Twitter at @taylor_atx]
|Collaboratively Building Design-First APIs with OpenAPI||Gluecon||May 2019|
|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|