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Leweb Ignite Talk on APIs

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Ignite talk at leweb on the 8th of November 2010

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Leweb Ignite Talk on APIs

  1. 1. Speak Beautiful XML to me - 10 ways to change the world with APIs<br />Ignite Talk @ LeWeb 2010<br />Steven Willmott<br />3scale networks<br />
  2. 2. APIs = GLUE<br />
  3. 3. <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?><br /> …<br /> </MyMethod><br /><(#*@&@#*><br />ERROR::403::Authentication Failure<br />Pretty Hard to Love!!<br />
  4. 4. So what are these things?<br />Raw programming access data and applications!<br />Lots of Business Benefits..<br />
  5. 5. But this talk isn’t about that…<br />10 ways to change the world with APIs…<br />
  6. 6. #1<br />Help the World be More Generous!<br />
  7. 7. Power Tomorrow’s Science<br />#2<br />1730 services<br />for Scientists<br />
  8. 8. #3<br />Mashup Scientific Publications<br />Authors<br />Citations<br />High Quality Data<br />
  9. 9. (#3)<br />Google Scholar API <br />Campaign…<br />No API <br />(yet? :))<br />
  10. 10. Great Content Everywhere<br />#4<br />Remix, Re-use, Re-publish<br />(… & Monetize!)<br />
  11. 11. Energy Data at People’s Fingertips<br />#5<br />
  12. 12. #6<br />AppstoPatchthePlanet<br />Realtime Data<br />Environmental Apps<br />Complete <br />Control<br />
  13. 13. (#6)<br />No Excuses…<br />Data is Available<br />Apps can be built!<br />
  14. 14. #7<br />Government Data Opens Up<br />
  15. 15. #8<br />CreateNewResources<br />= API<br />+<br />http://www.undata-api.org/<br />
  16. 16. #9<br />Remix Human Knowledge!<br />http://linkeddata.org/<br />
  17. 17. (#9)<br />Open Data Empowers<br />Wikipedia is Web 2.0<br />“Wiki-API” is Web 3.0?<br />
  18. 18. #10<br />Maintain Biodiversity<br />Data.gbif.org – 250 Million Species Entries<br />
  19. 19. Get Data into the Right Hands<br />Bring it to Users Wherever they are!<br />
  20. 20. APIs are hard to love…<br />But can do Beautiful things!<br />
  21. 21. Thank You!!<br />steve@3scale.netwww.3scale.netwww.slideshare.net -> stevenwillmott@njyx<br />(full credits + creative commons version coming)<br />

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