REST Fest Midwest 2019



REST and Beyond: Moving to Event-Based APIs and Streaming
Keynote: Friday, May 31st

For more than a decade, web APIs have replaced the previous generation of web services. Throughout this period of growth, most APIs have been restricted to request-response over HTTP. We are now seeing a move back to eventing with the popularity of webhooks. Additionally, streaming is becoming another option for connecting services, apps, and devices. In this talk, we will look at where REST is today, the opportunities that event-based APIs and streaming offer, and how our software architecture is evolving to handle these new styles of API interaction.

photo of James Higginbotham James Higginbotham is an API and microservice architecture consultant with over 20 years of experience in developing and deploying apps and APIs. He provides API strategy, design and microservice architecture guidance to enterprise IT and organizations undergoing digital transformation.

Schedule (see the wiki for more)

Day 1 - HackDay

Start Finish Event
08:30 09:00 Registration & Breakfast
09:00 12:30 Hack day / Breakout discussions
12:30 13:30 Lunch
13:30 16:00 Hack day / Breakout discussions
16:00 16:30 Stand-Ups and Demos
16:30 18:00 Break
18:00 19:00


19:00 23:00 GET /HangingOut

Day 2 - TalkDay

Start Finish Event
09:30 10:30 Welcome Breakfast
10:30 12:00 5in5 Talks and Panel Discussions
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 14:00 Feature Talks and 5in5 Talks
14:00 14:15 Break
14:15 15:30 5in5 Talks and Panel Discussions
15:30 15:45 Break
15:45 17:00 Final Talks and Wrap Up
16:30 Late After Party! sponsored by SmartLogic logo