The third in the series of monthly SLASSCOM Tech-Talks was about “riding the wave of the API economy”. The event took place on July-30th at the ICTAD auditorium down Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07 from 5.30 PM – 7.30 PM. The theme of the event was API Engineering, and technologists from four leading software companies presented inspiring ideas at this forum.
The format of the event was four lightning tech talks followed by a panel discussion open to questions from the audience.
Hasith Yaggahawita from 99X opened the sessions, welcoming the capacity audience and inviting the first speaker, Chamindu Munasinghe from Calcey Technologies, to deliver his piece.
Chamindu spoke about the nuances of designing pragmatic Web APIs.
Next, Kaminda Dimunge from Zebra Technologies spoke about API design concepts for device programming.
Roshni Hewamallika from hSenid Mobile outlined the innovations that have taken place in the Telco Industry through the use of APIs.
After that we had Sumedha Rubasinghe from WSO2 enlighten the audience about common patterns in API deployment.
Once the lightning talks were completed, we had Ruwan Rajapakse from Calcey Technologies invite Chamindu, Kaminda, Sumedha and Duleepa Karunarathne from hSenid to a lively panel discussion.
Ruwan questioned the panelists about the practical benefits that the online economy has reaped through innovations in API Engineering. The audience participated actively, examining design, security and deployment concerns.
Dr. Sankalpa Gamwarige from Zone 24×7 delivered the vote of thanks to the audience and the speakers on behalf of SLASSCOM.
Calcey had the privilege of sponsoring this tech talk.