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2019 Events

Below are my upcoming sessions open to the public (note ticket fees may apply). If you are interested in having me speak at your meeting or conference, please contact me.


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January 2019
When: January 24, 2019
Where: Online
What: Workshop: Achieving Undisturbed REST

Create beautiful RESTful APIs designed to meet your customers needs while also being agile enough to meet the demands of ever changing platforms and businesses. Along with learning about the different types of API formats, you’ll learn how to take a user first approach, take advantage of modern design techniques, and leave with a strong understanding of API design and development – including HATEOAS/ hypermedia usage.

Nomad PHP Website

February 2019
When: Feb 7-9, 2019
Where: Miami, FL
What: Workshop: Achieving Undisturbed REST

Create beautiful RESTful APIs designed to meet your customers needs while also being agile enough to meet the demands of ever changing platforms and businesses. Along with learning about the different types of API formats, you’ll learn how to take a user first approach, take advantage of modern design techniques, and leave with a strong understanding of API design and development – including HATEOAS/ hypermedia usage.

Sunshine PHP Website


What: Call… Text… Video Me Maybe?

Have you ever wondered how you could add voice, telephone, SMS, MMS, messaging, video, meeting, or fax (yes – I said fax) capabilities to your web app? Learn how easy it is to build in all of these with HTTP based APIs and take your application beyond the browser. For this session we’ll focus on using the RingCentral APIs (although you can easily use any other vendor as the process is nearly the same).

Sunshine PHP Website

When: Feb 22, 2019
Where: Mesa, AZ
What: Good API Design, Bad Magic, and Even Worse Puns

The greatest show on earth this is not — but prepared to be bedazzled with API Best Practices ranging from API design to implementation to security musts — all surrounded by horrible puns (the kind that would make any dad proud), and the type of magic you can only find at the 2nd grade talent show. There may (or may not) be juggling, sword swallowing, mind tricks, card tricks, and even a funny joke or two — but be assured you are guaranteed to learn a thing or two about RESTful APIs from the very guy who wrote a book on API design as he couldn’t find a steady job as a comedian, a magician, a model, or an actor.

JestPHP Website

March 2019
When: March 6-8, 2016
Where: Atlanta, GA
What: APIs, Chains, & Graphs

Let’s face it, REST APIs can be problematic, and hypermedia hasn’t quite proven to be the answer we’ve looked for. GraphQL has quickly become more popular offering a solution to the problems REST created – but opens back up the very problems REST was created to avoid (remember SOAP?). But what if there was a way to take the best of both: enter API chains. In this session we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of REST, GraphQL, and a new specification and library for chaining numerous resource calls into a single HTTP request.

DevNexus Website


What: Achieving Undisturbed REST

Create beautiful RESTful APIs designed to meet your customers needs while also being agile enough to meet the demands of ever changing platforms and businesses. Along with learning about the different types of API formats, you’ll learn how to take a user first approach, take advantage of modern design techniques, and leave with a strong understanding of API design and development – including HATEOAS/ hypermedia usage.

DevNexus Website

When: March 8-9, 2016
Where: Minneapolis, MN
What: Achieving Undisturbed REST

Create beautiful RESTful APIs designed to meet your customers needs while also being agile enough to meet the demands of ever changing platforms and businesses. Along with learning about the different types of API formats, you’ll learn how to take a user first approach, take advantage of modern design techniques, and leave with a strong understanding of API design and development – including HATEOAS/ hypermedia usage.

Midwest PHP Website


What: XML, SOAP, JSON, REST… GraphQL?

GraphQL is hot – pushed forward by Facebook internal usage and GitHub’s public GraphQL API. But what are the real benefits of GraphQL verses REST, and is there a risk of history repeating itself? In this session we’ll take a look a quick look at the history of APIs, evaluate the pros and cons of both REST and GraphQL, and take a look at common use cases where you might want to consider using one or the other.

Midwest PHP Website