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This year, we will be sponsoring the Nordic APIs Summit in Austin, TX on March 11-13. We look forward to meeting you in person and discussing our latest SDK generator.

Start generating your SDK for free today - liblab.com/join

Why stop by?​

So why should you attend and stop by the liblab booth? Here are a few reasons:

Meet the liblabers​

First of all, our booth will be packed with our top Engineers (friendly, too) demoing how to save developers time and effort by generating SDKs for your APIs in your own language. Coding and conversation language πŸ™‚

A group of people posing for a selfie wearing liblab shirts standing in a carpark. 2 of the team are wearing sunglasses, and another is making a peace sign

See the 1-minute demo​

Hear about our product updates and new features to help with documentation and API specs. We know it's a pain. We will demo how painful it can be and how we can reduce your pain. Worth your visit.

Visual Studio Code showing some code using a llama store SDK in Python

Snap a photo with liblab's Llama​

Let's be honest: the best part of our booth is a 7-foot Llama. Snap a pic with our llama, tweet it with the hashtag #liblabLlama and tag @liblaber to get a special sticker!

A group of people wearing liblab love your SDK shirts posing with a large llama mascot also wearing the same shirt. Behind the group is the liblab booth from API world

More from liblab:​

Hear us on stage, and if it's anything like the last event we attended, you'll even get to do some stretching exercises with us. We're not kidding.

Jim on a stage presenting with his arms outstretched, and the audience also stretching their arms

We will be hosting 3 sessions:

  • Build a terrible API for people you hate - 12th March, 1:10PM, API design technical track

    We've all been there - you've been asked to build an API to be used by someone you really dislike. Maybe it's the person who keep stealing your milk from the company kitchen, or the one who asks long winding questions just as the 5pm Friday meeting is about to end. It's someone who annoys you, and you have to build them an API.

    So malicious compliance time! You have to build them an API, but no-one said it has to be good. Here's your chance to get revenge on this person by building the Worst. API. Ever. This session will show you how, covering some of the nastiest ways to create an API that is terrible to use. From lack of discoverability, to inconsistent naming, this session will have it all!

    And maybe if you have to create an API for someone you love, this might give you some pointers as to what not to do...

  • From APIs to SDKs: Elevating Your Developer Experience With Automated SDK Generation - 12th March, 2:50PM, Developer experience technical track

    APIs are everywhere and are a great way for developers to access your service. But not all developers want to access APIs directly. Most want to use SDKs in their preferred programming language using the tools they already know and use everyday. These not only feel more intuitive to a developer, but bring features like type safety, documentation, and code completion.

    In this demo-heavy session, Jim will compare APIs and SDKs and show just how much a well crafted SDK can improve the developer experience. Releasing changes to your customer quickly is something every development team strives for, so Jim will go on to show you how this process can be automated, including in your CI/CD pipelines so that every API change can be released as an SDK as soon as possible with minimal engineering effort.

    By the end of this session you will have a new appreciation for SDKs and understand that creating and maintaining these does not have to be burdensome. You'll be ready to automate this process yourself and improve your own APIs developer experience.

  • 3 Quick Steps to Generate SDKs for Your APIs - 13th March, 10:10AM, Demos and lightning talks

    Learn how to generate SDKs for your APIs in 3 quick steps using liblab.

Get your ticket​

Sign up now at nordicapis.com/events/austin-api-summit-2024!

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liblab is excited to be sponsoring APIWorld 2023 where you can join thousands of global technical leaders, engineers, software architects, and executives at the world’s largest and longest-running API & microservices event – in its 11th year!

The API world logo

This conference is running in-person at the Santa Clara Convention Center, and online a week later. We will be there, both in person and online, so come and meet us and learn about how liblab can generate better SDKs for your APIs!

Get a free SDK​

liblab is currently in beta, but if you want to skip the queue and get early access, talk to us at APIWorld. We'll be granting early access to everyone at the event.

We'll also be on hand to review API specs, and generate a high quality, human readable SDK for your API. You can then see how your developer experience is improved by a good SDK. Just leave us your email address and a link to your API spec at our booth, and we'll send you a copy of your SDK.

Learn from our experts​

On our booth you will find some of the worlds finest (in our opinion) OpenAPI experts, who will be able to discuss your API and help you to produce the best API spec possible that will allow you to quickly generate high quality SDKs. We can talk you through some common problems, as well as best practices for API design. If you want a sneak preview of our expertise, check out our why your OpenAPI spec sucks post from Sharon Pikovski.

We also want to learn from you! We'll give you the chance to vote on your favorite SDK languages, and share your stories of the best and worst SDKs you've used. If you're up for it we'd love to share your tales on our YouTube channel.

I'll also be giving a demo-heavy session called From APIs to SDKs: Elevating your Developer Experience with automated SDK generation where I will talk through why SDKs are better for your customers than accessing APIs directly (yup, they really are). I'll also show how you can automate the process of generating SDKs by integrating liblab into your CI/CD pipelines. There will be plenty of code on show and resources to help you re-create the demos yourself. I'll be speaking on Thursday 26th October at 2:30pm in the Expo Hall.

A picture of Jim on a stage at a conference standing next to a podium with a laptop on it. Jim is wearing a black t-shirt and is working on the laptop

More details on the APIWorld session page.

Meet the team​

We are busy preparing for our presence in the expo hall at the event. Literally - half of my home office is full of booth bits 😁. We'll be there to talk APIs and SDKs, with a load of demos showing how you can use liblab to quickly generate SDKs, and implement this SDK generation into your CI/CD pipelines.

As expected, we'll have some swag to give away - in our case, edible swag! I'm personally not a fan of a lot of conference swag, we all have our fill of cheap pens, USB cables that break, notebooks, and terrible mugs, and a lot of this ends up in landfill. To be more sustainable, we'd rather give you something that leaves a more pleasant taste in your mouth, literally. Come and see us to find out more!

We'll also have some stickers, after all, who doesn't love stickers?

2 liblab stickers on a wooden table. One has the liblab logo, a simple line drawn llama face with curly braces for the side of the head, and liblab.com, the other has a version of the liblab llama logo with hearts for eyes and the caption love your SDK

We'll be available on a virtual booth during the online event, so if you can't make it to Santa Clara, you can still come and meet us online. No stickers or edible swag at the virtual event though, sorry!

Meet the llama​

You may also get the chance to meet a real life* llama πŸ¦™. Snap a pic with our llama and tweet it with the hashtag #liblabLlama and tag @liblaber to get a special sticker!

A sticker with a llama mascot and the text I met the liblab llama

* This is not actually true, it's Sean in a llama costume.

See you there - on us!​

We have a number of open tickets to give away for the in-person and virtual events with access to the expo hall and some of the sessions. If you want to come meet us, then sign up for our beta and we'll send you a ticket. We'll be giving away tickets on a first come, first served basis, so don't delay!

Otherwise, head to apiworld.co to get your tickets now. We can't wait to meet you!