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Ignite talk at leweb on the 8th of November 2010

Ignite talk at leweb on the 8th of November 2010

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  • In the contrary to some news organisations, the Uk’s guardian has taken a bold stance to it’s content distribution: totally open via the API – pull out stories and republish at will.
  • ….
  • Biodiversity data – prime candidate for sharing, mashing up and remixing!!!
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    • 1. Speak Beautiful XML to me - 10 ways to change the world with APIs
      Ignite Talk @ LeWeb 2010
      Steven Willmott
      3scale networks
    • 2. APIs = GLUE
    • 3. <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>

      </MyMethod>
      <(#*@&@#*>
      ERROR::403::Authentication Failure
      Pretty Hard to Love!!
    • 4. So what are these things?
      Raw programming access data and applications!
      Lots of Business Benefits..
    • 5. But this talk isn’t about that…
      10 ways to change the world with APIs…
    • 6. #1
      Help the World be More Generous!
    • 7. Power Tomorrow’s Science
      #2
      1730 services
      for Scientists
    • 8. #3
      Mashup Scientific Publications
      Authors
      Citations
      High Quality Data
    • 9. (#3)
      Google Scholar API
      Campaign…
      No API
      (yet? :))
    • 10. Great Content Everywhere
      #4
      Remix, Re-use, Re-publish
      (… & Monetize!)
    • 11. Energy Data at People’s Fingertips
      #5
    • 12. #6
      AppstoPatchthePlanet
      Realtime Data
      Environmental Apps
      Complete
      Control
    • 13. (#6)
      No Excuses…
      Data is Available
      Apps can be built!
    • 14. #7
      Government Data Opens Up
    • 15. #8
      CreateNewResources
      = API
      +
      http://www.undata-api.org/
    • 16. #9
      Remix Human Knowledge!
      http://linkeddata.org/
    • 17. (#9)
      Open Data Empowers
      Wikipedia is Web 2.0
      “Wiki-API” is Web 3.0?
    • 18. #10
      Maintain Biodiversity
      Data.gbif.org – 250 Million Species Entries
    • 19. Get Data into the Right Hands
      Bring it to Users Wherever they are!
    • 20. APIs are hard to love…
      But can do Beautiful things!
    • 21. Thank You!!
      steve@3scale.netwww.3scale.netwww.slideshare.net -> stevenwillmott@njyx
      (full credits + creative commons version coming)

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