As you go into the cloud, the applications you are building will often be built on service-oriented architectures that communicate through RESTful APIs. Where API design and development used to be an uncommon thing, today it has become a basic application requirement. George Reese will cover the basic considerations in designing and implementing an API for your applications.
George Reese is the author of a number of technology books and a regular speaker on RESTful APIs, cloud computing, Java, and database systems. His most recent books are The REST API Design Handbook and O’Reilly’s Cloud Application Architectures. Professionally, he is the Executive Director of Cloud Computing at Dell as a result of Dell's recent acquisition of Enstratius, a company George co-founded. George has also led a number of Open Source projects, including several MUD libraries and the Imaginary Home home automation libraries for Java. He is also the primary maintainer of Dasein Cloud, a cloud abstraction API for Java.
George holds a BA from Bates College in Maine and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.