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CTO at SmartBear Presents on Swagger at Documenting APIs Meetup in London

SmartBear’s Ole Lensmar Talks on Swagger and Open API Initiative (OAI) at Documenting APIs Meetup – Friday, March 4, 2016 – London
SOMERVILLE, Mass. and LONDON — March 04, 2016 —

Ole Lensmar, CTO at SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, is presenting on Swagger and the Open API Initiative (OAI) at the Documenting APIs Meetup, an all-day mini conference on Friday, March 4, 2016 in London. The full day meetup takes an in-depth look at the tools and processes that can be used to document APIs. Swagger is the world’s most popular description format for defining RESTful APIs.

WHAT:           SmartBear’s Ole Lensmar Presents on Swagger and the OAI at Documenting APIs Meetup

WHEN:           Friday, March 4, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. GMT

WHERE:        Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH, London

Swagger recently earned an InfoWorld 2016 Technology of the Year Award by IDG, recognized as one of the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape. With over 350,000 Swagger and Swagger tooling downloads per month, Swagger was InfoWorld’s top choice for its useful tooling, excellent UI generation, extensive language support and widespread adoption.

In November 2015, SmartBear—the sponsors of the Swagger Project—launched the OAI, donating the Swagger Specification to The Linux Foundation to create an open approach to governing its evolution. In addition to SmartBear, founding members of the OAI include Google, IBM, Microsoft, Capital One, Intuit, PayPal, Apigee, 3Scale and Restlet. Ole is chairman of the OAI.

Prior to SmartBear, Ole co-founded Eviware Software which was acquired by SmartBear in 2011, and also co-founded base8, an XML oriented consulting company in 1996, acquired by the publicly traded Mogul in 1998. Ole worked as CTO, product owner and lead evangelist for Mogul’s software portfolio, including an XML based CMS and a high performance search engine. At Eviware Software, Ole created SoapUI, the most used open source testing tool in the world with five million downloads and one million active users. He speaks frequently on the importance of API testing and other related topics. Follow him on Twitter at @olensmar.

Swagger is the leading API description format used by developers in almost every modern programming language and deployment environment to design and deliver APIs that fuel IoT, microservices and mobile applications in the connected world. For more information, visit: Follow on Twitter @swaggerapi.

SmartBear is the creator of SwaggerHub, the place for development teams to collaborate and coordinate the entire lifecycle of an API. An open API-driven platform which makes it easy to integrate with multiple tools, SwaggerHub allows teams to work directly with stakeholders in all phases of easily building and managing APIs. For more information, visit: and follow @SwaggerHub on Twitter.

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About SmartBear Software

SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit:, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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