Taylor Barnett is a Senior Community Engineer at Transposit. She is passionate about building great developer experiences with an emphasis on empathy and inclusion within product, documentation, and other community-focused projects.
After leaving software engineering roles at a couple of companies, 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, API Specifications Conference, 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, in Austin, Texas (Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ, Coahuiltecan, Tonkawa, and Lipan Apache lands).
See more of my past speaking engagements on my website.
Today, our systems are made up of a patchwork of tools and services from different companies. We no longer need to be experts outside of our core business model. Companies now make it relatively accessible and affordable to use everything as a service, rather than creating everything from scratch. The days of running your own SMTP server are gone; there’s an API for that. But how did we get here, and where do we go from here? Most importantly, how do we connect this patchwork of tools and services together without wanting to pull our hair out while also dealing with a whole new set of challenges with external services?
In this talk, we will discuss the importance of glue work today, which is often both underutilized and undervalued, while developing and operating software compared to previous decades. We will also learn how to elevate glue work’s value and utilization and explore how to use glue work to improve the development or operational experience.
|The Power of APIs||Open Austin November General Meeting||November 2019|
|Going to Infinity and Beyond Documentation with OpenAPI Specification (API City Edition)||API City 2019||September 2019|
|Breaking Down Barriers to “Hello World”||DevRelCon San Francisco 2019||June 2019|
|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|