Open APIs of The New York Times

Databases, Emerging Topics, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A2
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From Congressional Voting APIs to Article Searching, for the past year The New York Times has been busy opening some of it’s vast internal resources to the outside developers. Come hear about the API, how to use them, what people have done with them, why it matters, the cutural shift underway.

Photo of Derek Gottfrid

Derek Gottfrid

The New York Times

Derek Gottfrid is a Senior Software Architect and Product Technologist
at The New York Times. At the Times, he leads the development of
TimesPeople, which adds a social layer to He also created
Times Machine, a collection of digital archives built on Hadoop and
Amazon Web Services, and he built the search engine that powers the Article Search API. Other projects include DBSlayer, a
database connection-pooling layer. Derek is a frequent contributor to
the Open blog at and is fond of
four-letter words (including “open” and “code”).

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