From APIStrat to ASC: A New Chapter in API Community Building

Way back in 2012, Kin Lane and I had the whacky idea of starting a vendor neutral API Conference. At the time, there were some early vendor events and they clearly had their own value, but there was nothing that enabled the whole space to gather neutrally. So APIStrat was born and after a trial … Continue reading From APIStrat to ASC: A New Chapter in API Community Building

Willful Misjudgment: Charlie Munger and Inequality

I have a lot of respect for Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger and others who've made fortunes but then also share their observations with the world. Some of the perspectives are genuinely enlightening (and not just for people who want to "get rich") - take Charlie Munger's 1995 piece on misjudgment for example. That makes it … Continue reading Willful Misjudgment: Charlie Munger and Inequality

Getting Better at Technology Ethics: EthicsOS

Technology is creating massive change in society. In many cases, that's for good, but there is certainly the potential for great harm. A lot of press coverage focused on anecdotal incidents of bad outcomes. These are sometimes outliers or red-herrings (deaths from autonomous vehicles, for example, are terrible for those involved, but it is still … Continue reading Getting Better at Technology Ethics: EthicsOS

It’s not about the Content, It’s about the People

I spent the week at Red Hat's excellent Red Hat Summit in Boston and coincidentally, the OAI just announced a new direction for the APIStrat conference - check out the new ASC event here! Both made me reflect on why I go to events (and sometimes have a hand in organizing them). Red Hat is … Continue reading It’s not about the Content, It’s about the People

Closing up Open Source is not the answer to AWS

Andrew Leonard has nice post on medium which summarizes a lot of the current angst around Amazon's use of open source to power its services. (A post with one of the best blog graphics I've seen in a long while: it's worth clicking through even just for that!). The current controversy revolves around Elastic's changes … Continue reading Closing up Open Source is not the answer to AWS