Build resilient systems at scale
28–30 October 2015 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mike Amundsen

Mike Amundsen
Director of API Architecture, API Academy, CA Technologies

Website | @mamund

An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels the world consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics, including distributed network architecture, web application development, and other subjects. In his role of director of architecture for the API Academy, Mike heads up the API architecture and design practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies to provide insight on how to best capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprises themselves. Mike has authored numerous books and papers on programming over the last 15 years. His most recent book, RESTful Web APIs, is a collaboration with Leonard Richardson published by O’Reilly in 2013. His 2011 book, Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node, is an oft-cited reference on building adaptable web applications. His forthcoming book, Learning Client Hypermedia, will be published in 2016 by O’Reilly Media.


14:40–15:20 Thursday, 29/10/2015
Location: G104/105
Mike Amundsen (API Academy, CA Technologies)
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