REST Fest East 2019


Chaos Is Order (Or How To Make Systems You Trust)
Keynote: Friday, September 27th

This talk will cover the basics of The Principles of Chaos and things to consider when applying them to a distributed system. We’ll also talk about the role APIs play in those systems and how to consider things like blast radius when building resilient APIs. We’ll do all that by drawing comparisons to the all-too-frequent power outages my house suffers from and the games my generator plays… because it’s all about me.

Lorinda Brandon

Lorinda Brandon is a Director of Software Engineering at Twilio. She has had the good fortune to work at a number of stellar companies, including Intuit, CapitalOne,, RR Donnelley, EMC, and SmartBear Software. From early days working on automating Air Force systems in the 1980’s to now directing Customer Lifecycle applications for Twilio SendGrid, Lorinda has seen the software industry shape itself into a major force in the world.

Schedule (see the wiki for more)

Pre-Fest - Workshop Wednesday
Building Meaningful APIs with JSON-LD

Start Finish Event
Registration & Breakfast — bagels, pastries, & coffee
Introduction to Linked Data and JSON-LD
Adding context to your JSON via the JSON-LD's @context
Getting into Graphs
Workshoping Existing APIs
Conclusion and Dinner/Drinks Location Selection

Day 1 - Code Day

Start Finish Event
Registration & Breakfast — buscuits (cheddar & cheddar/ham) & coffee
Overview of the Representer Pattern and the REST Fest Video Project content
Code Day Group Formation
Code Day!
MOAR Code Day!!
Stand-Ups, Demos, Wrap-Up
Late GET /greenville - Tea/Bar Crawl Kickoff!
Sponsored by... Wiley logo

Day 2 - Stack Day

Start Finish Event
Registration & Breakfast — scones, spinach feta pinwheels, ham & cheddar pinwheels, coffee
Stack Day Talks (TBA)
Stack talks & 5-in-5 talks (TBA)
Dinner Break
-- Espresso Bar Opens!

Keynote: Chaos Is Order (Or How To Make Systems You Trust)
by Lorinda Brandon

101 N Main St. 3rd Floor — Open Works
Boardgames & Star Trek Continues!

Sponsored by... OpenWorks logo

Day 3 - Conference Day

Start Finish Event
Registration & Breakfast — Build Your Own Omelette
Feature & 5-in-5 talks (TBA)
Feature talks
Wrap up
Late After Party!
Liberty Tap Room941 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601