Creating a Great Developer Experience Through SDKs

A session at API Strategy and Practice Conference 2016

Thursday 3rd November, 2016

3:05pm to 4:35pm (EST)

Many of us know it can be difficult to maintain SDKs for an API; meanwhile, developers keep asking for them. So how do we ensure a great developer experience while working on decreasing the pains of maintaining SDKs? In this talk, we will explore how we can create a great developer experience through our SDKs with strategies like using data to make informed SDK decisions, defining community and product SDKs more clearly, determining when to treat SDKs as products, and much more. We will also look at examples of existing SDKs to learn documentation tips and tricks and what common pitfalls to avoid. The landscape of who is using our APIs is changing, and SDKs can be helpful for many new API users. So, let's learn how to use SDKs to maximize developer adoption while making sure they don't become a headache.

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Taylor Barnett

developer, community team member at @Keen_IO, @UTAustin CS alumna, formerly lead @HacKTX 3x & other stuff, working on being a better intersectional feminist bio from Twitter

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Time 3:05pm4:35pm EST

Date Thu 3rd November 2016

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