Eventbrite - REST Fest 2014


Just over three weeks to go!

Ok, with just over three weeks to go, here's the latest news.

We have 34 ppl signed up so far. 50 is optimal although we could handle a few more. Feel free to share the registration link w/ friends and colleagues. RESTFest is a great place to meet new ppl and we're always looking for new POVs and skills to share.

We'll start sending out tweets this week thanking sponsors and recognizing participants and their talks. We'd love to include YOU in this tweet-stream! To make sure you get some twitter-juice from the @RESTFEst account, be sure to update your profile page w/ at least one proposed talk topic.

Of course, we'd love it if you'd RT the tweets from the @RESTFest account. Also feel free to post your own SocNet announcements using #RESTFest and/or @RESTFest.

The hackday this year is a "bake-off" on a ToDo API spec that has some twists including the possibility of "sending" ToDo items to others. Our goal this year is to give folks a chance to team up and build APIs quickly and easily. Tools, frameworks, languages, and media types are all up for grabs. Be sure to check out the HackDay page for details.

We also want to encourage folks to add more details to the spec, create and share their own docs, descriptions, etc. This is a great chance for us all to learn from each other on how we build APIs. A sample ALPS description of the API was added -- we need lots more examples including pointers to Swagger, RAML, and others.

Friday AM is usually StackDay -- a chance for you to show off your favorite library, tools, etc. We've only got two ppl signed up so far and usually like to see at least five or more.

If you're enjoying a library, tool, language, etc. feel free to sign up for a 30 min slot.

Be sure to add your profile to the wiki. We have about a dozen so far -- only 1/3 of those signed up. This is a chance to post your proposed talks, tell us a bit about yourself, and get to know others who will be attending.

*Warning* I will eventually start calling ppl out by name if they have forgotten to fill in their profile <g>.

Every year we like to give attendees the chance to deliver an extended talk (30 mins or so) instead of just the usual 5in5. If you'd like to deliver an Extended talk, be sure to indicate that on your profile page and we'll work as many into the schedule as we can.

We'll continue to send updates right up until the day of the event. Keep in touch, feel free to post to the list w/ questions/suggestions and see you in three weeks

Mike Amundsen and Benjamin Young
RESTFest 2014 Co-Chairs

Published on September 2, 2014 at 9:47 am |

Hypermedia API "bake off!"

For the Hack Day (Thursday) this year, we're doing a good ole fashioned Hypermedia API "bake off."

The Bake Off will work in a similar fashion to a chili cook off or cake bake off you may have been to before...but with less mess! :smile:
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Published on August 29, 2014 at 10:35 pm |

REST Fest is just four weeks away!


"Everyone talks, everyone listens" at RESTFest. To make this work, we encourage everyone to add at least one (usually two) 5in5 talk proposals to their profile page (yes, you need a profile page!). Don't worry about details or complex descriptions, just post a title and short abstract so everyone can see what you're thinking about. I posted my first proposal here: https://github.com/RESTFest/2014-Greenville/wiki/Mike-Amundsen


We have about 25 ppl signed up for RESTFest 2014 -- cool.  We usually allow for as many as 50 ppl. Feel free to promote RESTFest on your social network and w/ friends.

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Published on August 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm |

REST Fest Wiki And Other News

Ok, RESTFEst is about a month away and things are in full swing.  Here's a quick update for everyone and some "things to do" for us all.


Sean Cribbs is our keynote on Friday -- it's gonna be awesome. You can check out his talk stuff here: http://www.restfest.org/speakers and follow Sean on twitter here: https://twitter.com/seancribbs


We're having the event again this year at OpenWorks downtown. It's a great space and has lots of open areas where you can have "hallway talks" and just hang out.

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Published on August 23, 2014 at 11:47 am |


What is REST Fest?

REST Fest is an unconference developed by Mike Amundsen and Benjamin Young.

Our objective is to give people interested in REST, Hypermedia APIs, crafting web service APIs, or any related topics a chance to get together in an informal setting to share ideas, trade stories, and show examples of current work.