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Justin Collier of SmartBear is Guest Speaker at Meetup

Justin Collier Discusses Floundering without External APIs at Meeting – January 28, 2015 – Austin, Texas
Somerville, MA — January 26, 2015 —

Justin Collier, Product Owner of Collaborator at SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, is the guest speaker at this month’s Meetup on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Justin is presenting, “Floundering without an External API,” where he has a candid conversation about SmartBear’s implementation of an API for Collaborator by SmartBear. Organized by Jason Harmon, Head of API Design at PayPal, the Meetup is one of the most active API meetups in the country.
WHAT:           SmartBear’s Justin Collier Presenting, “Floundering without an External API,” at Meetup
WHEN:           Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:00 p.m. CST
WHERE:        TechStars Austin, 412 Congress Ave, 2nd Floor, Austin, Texas
Products that are lacking an external API find it harder to keep up in the connected world. Justin discusses the challenges faced with Collaborator by SmartBear, an 11 year old product that used XML-RPC to communicate. He addresses the frustrations faced by customers related to integrations and performance as well as the already realized benefits of a REST API that shipped in January 2015.
As the Product Owner of Collaborator, Justin facilitates conversations to help teams better understand how to implement peer review processes to improve the quality of software. He is responsible for product direction and market related activity. He spent eight years helping teams implement various software quality and software service improvements. He was previously Senior Sales Engineer at SmartBear. Justin served as Director of Services and Support, Sr. Sales Engineer and Product Manager at TriActive. He also served NetPlanner Systems, Inc. as an RF Engineer/Technician for more than seven years.
APIs are core to most of the software being developed today as well as integral to connected devices. SmartBear is a leader in the API space with Ready API, the industry’s first extensible and affordable platform aimed at helping developers build secure, scalable APIs and SoapUI, the most used API testing tool in the world with over six million downloads. Collaborator by SmartBear is the most full-featured, easy-to-use code and peer review tool available. For more information, including a free trial, visit: On Twitter, follow @CollaboratorSB.
For more information on the Meetup, visit: On Twitter, follow @AustinAPI.

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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