API The Docs Amsterdam 2023

Developer Success: Looking Beyond Developer Experience

The conference on Day 1 will focus on developer success, the next key objective for API/developer programs that goes beyond developer experience. The speakers and panelists will share their perspective and specific challenges with ensuring developer success for an API program.

The unconference on Day 2 will be a deep-dive in the same topic, where we give space to API / developer portal teams to explore what they mean by developer success, how they can enable it, and what practices are already out there to ensure it. The ultimate aim would be a participative knowledge sharing between various API programs and developer portal teams, in a tech stack and vendor neutral way.


Additional Information

The conference is hosted by ABN Amro Bank. We'll meet in their HQ. Special security pass in not required to enter the event space.

Please note that ALL ticket sales are final. If you cannot attend, we will be happy to reassign your ticket to someone of your choosing but we aren't able to refund tickets.


Day 1, June 6th

  • 09:00-09:10 Welcome by Kristof Van Tomme & Koen Adolfs
  • 09:10-09:50 KEYNOTE – Koen Adolfs & Gijs van der Hoven (ABN AMRO): Driving Developer Culture at ABN AMRO
  • 09:50-10:20 KEYNOTE – Alex Akimov (Monite): API First Strategy: Adapting Your Approach for Startups vs. Enterprises
  • 10:20-10:40 COFFEE BREAK
  • 10:40-11:10 Lana Novikova (Jetbrains): Using Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) to Document API — the Kotlin DSL story
  • 11:10-11:40 Greg Brimble, Nevi Shah (Cloudflare): Using Interactive Documentation to Accelerate Time-to-first-dopamine
  • 11:40-12:10 Chris Ward (Docker): Dynamic Docs
  • 12:10-13:15 BREAK
  • 13:15-13:45 Lorna Jane Mitchell (Redoc.ly): OpenAPI for Documentarians
  • 13:45-14:15 JP Hwang (Weaviate): Tests: The Next Step for Docs-as-code
  • 14:15-14:30 COFFEE BREAK
  • 14:30-15:00 Sidney Maestre (APIMatic): Unlocking the Potential of Code in Technical Documentation
  • 15:00-15:30 Elizaveta Driukova (FINN): Technical writing as a startup inside a startup: how to drive internal developer success
  • 15:30-16:00 Omar Abdelrazik (Adyen): Bridging the Gaps: How an Internal Developer Portal Empowers Engineering Autonomy
  • 16:00-16:15 COFFEE BREAK
  • 16:15-17:00 PANEL – “Developer Success: Looking Beyond Developer Experience” (guests – Jack Bambury, John Daffern, Koen Adolfs, Kristof Van Tomme; host – Carla Teixeira)
  • 17:00-18:00 NETWORKING HOUR with drinks & bites – sponsored by APIMatic

Day 2, June 7th

  • 09:00-09:30 KEYNOTE – Kristof Van Tomme (Pronovix):Enabling Developer Success with Platform & Interface Dev Portals
  • 09:30-10:00 Anna Tsolakou, Gael Imperial (Amadeus): How to release an API with developers in mind
  • 10:00-10:30 Stefan Mesquita (Deutsche Bank): How implementing an internal developer portal is driving digital transformation
  • 10:30-11:00 Scott Morison (Autodesk): A Unified Documentation Pipeline for Internal and External Docs
  • 11:00 -11:10 “Open space” method 101
  • 11:30-12:00 Sessions 1-2-3
  • 12:10-12:40 Sessions 4-5-6
  • 12:40-13:30 BREAK
  • 13:30-14:00 Sessions 7-8-9 including ROI of Good Developer Experience (Sidney Maestre, APIMatic)
  • 14:10-14:40 Sessions 10-11-12 including ROI of Good Developer Experience (Sidney Maestre, APIMatic)
  • 14:40-15:10 Sessions 13-14-15 including ROI of Good Developer Experience (Sidney Maestre, APIMatic)
  • 15:10-15:30 COFFEE BREAK
  • 15:30-16:30 Session conclusions & Wrap-up