API Evangelist at SmartBear to Speak at DeveloperWeek 2024

Frank Kilcommins explores future of API development with API Workflows Specification at DeveloperWeek, February 21-23, 2024 (in-person) and February 27-29, 2024 (virtual)
SOMERVILLE, Mass. and OAKLAND, Calif. — February 15, 2024 —

Frank Kilcommins, API Technical Evangelist at SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and visibility solutions, is presenting, “The API Workflows Specification: The Missing Piece of the API Puzzle,” at DeveloperWeek, both in-person, taking place February 21-23, 2024, in Oakland, California, and virtually, on February 27-29, 2024. Each year, 8,000+ developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, managers, and executives from 70+ countries gather to discover the latest in developer technologies, languages, platforms, and tools.

WHAT: SmartBear’s Frank Kilcommins presenting at DeveloperWeek 2024

WHEN & WHERE: In-person: Thursday, February 22, 2024, 10:00 a.m. PST – 10:25 a.m. PST. Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th St, Oakland, California

Virtual: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 10:00 a.m. PST – 10:25 a.m. PST. Virtual PRO Stage B

Attendees will learn about the API Workflows Specification, being developed under the OpenAPI Initiative, which aims to complement current specifications such as OpenAPI and AsyncAPI. By enabling the ability to define and document workflows, the API Workflows Specification is a series of API calls that together accomplish a specific business objective. This provides a deterministic recipe for using APIs and enables code generation tooling for a given API based on use-cases.

The specification improves regulatory checks and bridges gaps where use-case flows span multiple API definitions. In general, there’s enormous potential to enhance the developer experience (DX) and API documentation by enabling graphical rendering of workflows.

Frank has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry, his roles spanning from software engineering to enterprise architecture. His mission is to inspire, engage with, and support the API community as well as SmartBear customers across the end-to-end API development lifecycle and management space. Prior to joining SmartBear, Frank’s most recent roles have been focused on API-led digital transformations and architecture modernization within multi-national enterprises.

At DeveloperWeek, Frank is also accepting two 2024 DEVIES Awards for SmartBear at the live awards ceremony. In the 12th annual awards program, PactFlow, the most comprehensive contract testing platform, earned the DEVIES Award in the Microservices and Serverless category. The API design and documentation tool, SwaggerHub earned the DEVIES Award in API Management and Support. Later this year, these tools are converging into API Hub to equip development teams to pragmatically deliver quality APIs at scale.

For more information on the new API Workflows Specification, go to: https://swagger.io/blog/meet-the-new-api-workflows-specification/

For more information on DeveloperWeek, go to: https://www.developerweek.com/

About SmartBear

SmartBear is pioneering innovation in software development, embracing AI’s transformative potential. The company’s AI-powered intuitive solution hubs, featuring HaloAI, give software development teams around the world visibility into end-to-end quality. SmartBear is trusted by over 16 million developers, testers, and software engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. With an active peer-to-peer community, SmartBear meets customers where they are to help make our technology-driven world a better place. The company is committed to ethical corporate practices, including responsible AI that integrates accountability and transparency across its technology stack, and to social responsibility, promoting good in all the communities it serves. Learn more at smartbear.com, or follow on LinkedIn, X, or Facebook.