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How Microservice Architecture Impacts APIs Topic of Discussion at API Craft Boston Meetup at SmartBear

API Craft Meetup Features Guest Speakers from Akana (Formerly SOA Software) on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at SmartBear Headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts
Somerville, MA — March 17, 2015 — SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, is sponsoring an API Craft Boston meetup with guest speakers from Akana, formerly SOA Software, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at SmartBear’s new headquarters location in Somerville, Massachusetts. Akana’s Laura Heritage, Director of API Strategy; Hussain Chinoy, Technical Architect and Ian Goldsmith, VP Product Management are providing an overview of Microservice architecture and how it impacts the design, development and testing of APIs. Register at:
WHAT:           API Craft Boston Meetup Sponsored by SmartBear with Guest Speakers from Akana, Formerly SOA Software
WHEN:           Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT
WHERE:        SmartBear Software, Assembly Row, 450 Artisan Way, Somerville, Massachusetts
With the rise in Microservice adoption across many organizations, there is even more emphasis being placed on APIs. Guest speakers from Akana, along with attendees, are having open discussion around the evolving topic of APIs. Akana is a leading provider of API Management, SOA Governance and Cloud Integration solutions.
API Craft Boston is a vibrant community of individual API practitioners who see building APIs as a craft. The goal is to drive leadership and open discussion in the API development space, moving toward a more connected world. The group represents their own individual opinions, and not that of employers or anyone else. Meetups are not open to posts from vendors who are promoting their products or spamming recruiters.
As the Director of API Strategy at Akana, Laura Heritage establishes API strategies which span from internal to partner, mobile and external, working with customers to establish their business case for APIs, providing guidance and assisting in the implementation of strategy. Hussain Chinoy is the primary technical interface for prospective clients in various vertical markets, providing API best practices, architecture and design sessions and API business strategy discussions. Ian Goldsmith has been VP Product Management at SOA Software for more than a decade.
Lorinda Brandon, Director, API Partner Development at SmartBear, organizes various API Craft Boston meetups. She has worked in various management roles in the high tech industry including customer service, quality assurance and engineering. She is a strong advocate for women in IT, promoting the importance of closing the gender gap for upcoming generations. Follow her on Twitter @lindybrandon.
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