Organisations need APIs, and APIs need people to bring them to life. At apidays, just like in the wider technology industry, we recognise the importance of diversity. Diversity that meets the challenges of today’s technology environment: ethical API strategies and business models; the best engineered API solutions; and teams where everyone feels included and where their contribution is valued.
Despite our best efforts, at apidays we share diversity challenges common in the technology industry. Participation falls short of reflecting the broader population, let alone the potential users of our solutions. We are committed to changing this, with our Women In APIs program. We see a huge community of people in APIs beyond those who design, code, and maintain APIs. People who manage projects, design business strategies, help customers succeed, found or lead businesses, direct marketplaces, run DevRel, market or evangelise APIs. People who lobby, write laws or influence public policy. From this wide population, we want to reach out to more people: to give them opportunities and encouragement to showcase their work and be more widely appreciated for their talent and contribution.