At the urging of my FreshBooks cohorts, I submitted a panel proposal to SXSW Interactive for 2008. The idea: get a bunch of developers from leading web 2.0 companies to talk about the design and implementation decisions behind their web service APIs.
So, why me? Well, one of my primary duties at FreshBooks is continued development on the FreshBooks API. I’ve had a pretty big hand in designing the request and response structure, determining which methods make the cut, writing the API documentation, and so on. It was a great learning experience, and I think it’d be great to pass that knowledge on (with the help of some others, of course) to other would-be API developers.
Whether you’re attending SXSW next year or not (hopefully you are), you can vote for the panel here. Please forgive my suspect choice of panel name :)