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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.
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  • Biodiversity data – prime candidate for sharing, mashing up and remixing!!!

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  • Speak Beautiful XML to me - 10 ways to change the world with APIs
    Ignite Talk @ LeWeb 2010
    Steven Willmott
    3scale networks
  • APIs = GLUE
  • <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>

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