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API Workshop in the Netherlands, April 3 - with Essent, Open Bank, and Axway - Covering Mobile, OAuth, Cloud

Following our recent API Workshops in Australia and New Zealand, the next port of call is The Netherlands, where we are running an API Workshop on April 3 in Utrecht.

For people who haven't been to an API Workshop, here's a quick description of the format: It's a half-day event, beginning with presentations by real live API practitioners speaking about the experiences. Following these presentations and Q&A, we then look at the technology behind APIs. At the Netherlands event, I'm very pleased to say that we have two great speakers lined up:

Firstly there is Simon Redfern from the Open Bank Project. I've followed the innovative work of the Open Bank Project for a while now. Here's a great introduction to their work by Tom Groenfeldt at Forbes. Simon will be speaking about how APIs enable a bank to operate as a platform.

The second speaker is Menno Abbink from Essent (largest electricity utility in the Netherlands). Menno has deployed APIs in the Cloud, on Amazon Web Services, and in fact shared the stage with Werner Vogels (CTO at Amazon) to speak about them at last year's AWS Summit in Amsterdam. Menno gave a fantastic talk at our last API Workshop in Brussels , covering APIs for household electricity usage and electrical vehicles. At the API Workshop on April 3, Menno is speaking about "Cloud to Ground integration", linking from APIs in the Cloud to an on-premises ESB. Here is a great introduction to Menno's work in this profile by Jan Stafford at TechTarget.

So it really is a privilege to have such great speakers lined up for the API Workshop. Following their talks, we'll then enter the "workshop" part of the API Workshop. We will be looking at how to deliver some of the technologies which they cover - including Cloud-to-Ground integration (bridging using the SalesForce API), security for APIs (technologies such as OAuth 2.0 in action) and mobile (walking through how to build a mobile app accessing APIs which are exposed through an API Developer Portal). We'll also see HTML 5 WebSockets in action. Register for the API Workshop for free here, or click on the "Register Now" button below.

API Workshop, April 3, 2014 - Hotel NH - Utrecht - From 9:30 to 13:00


- Simon Redfern: CEO of TESOBE and founder of the Open Bank Project | "Bank as a platform, transparency as an asset. How the Open Bank Project enables an innovation ecosystem".

- Menno Abbink: Senior Enterprise Architect, Essent 
“Powering the Hybrid Cloud – How APIs enable Cloud to Ground IT Integration”

Mark O'Neill : VP Innovation, Axway. Former Vordel co-founder  | “Designing Secure APIs for B2B, Cloud, and Mobile"

Technical API Workshop:
·         Practical workshop walk-throughs showing how and why you can leverage and manage APIs as part of a strategic enterprise engagement strategy:
o    Understanding REST API Security - How to secure REST APIs: Where do OAuth 2.0 and API Keys fit in?
o    Deploying an API Developer Portal - Developer management, API Catalog, and self-registration for developer groups
o    Mapping Cloud identity to enterprise identity - How to enable Single Sign-On with Google ("Cloud Login") via APIs
o    See HTML 5 WebSockets in action for real-time web data - Full duplex streaming of data, for next-generation Web APIs
o    OAuth 2.0 to Microsoft Office365 and OneDrive - How to bridge identity to Microsoft Cloud services 
o    Design and deploy an Android mobile app using APIs  - Java walk-through of the process of calling mobile APIs

Registration is free, so...

API Workshop:

Keynote speakers:

Simon Redfern
CEO of TESOBE and founder of Open Bank Project

Menno Abbink
Senior Enterprise Architect,

Mark O'Neill
VP Innovation - Axway
(co-founder, Vordel, acquired by Axway)

3rd April 2014

Location :
Hotel NH - Utrecht
Jaarbeursplain, 24
3521 AR Utrecht
The Netherlands

09:30 - 13:00 (cocktail lunch)

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Mark O'Neill is VP Innovation at Axway - API and Identity. Previously he was CTO and co-founder at Vordel, which was acquired by Axway. A regular speaker at industry conferences and a contributor to SOA World Magazine and Cloud Computing Journal, Mark holds a degree in mathematics and psychology from Trinity College Dublin and graduate qualifications in neural network programming from Oxford University.

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