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OPEN TALK (API): KYD: Know Your Developer


Tanya Vlahovic
eBay, Distinguished Architect and Head of Developer Ecosystem

Tanya leads the Developer Ecosystem at eBay. Prior to leading the team, she worked as a lead architect for public APIs. She is one of the key contributors to revamping eBay's public API program. Tanya is directly involved in all strategic partner integrations. Her expertise includes various aspects of API lifecycle: design, cross-cutting concerns, API decomposition and namespace definition, API portfolio governance, and maturity model. She authored and co-authored many of eBay’s technical standards and patterns for internal microservices and public APIs. Through public speaking, Tanya contributes to increasing the visibility of the eBay developers program.


The vision of any API program is to deliver a world-class developer experience that enables partners to be inventive, provide their users with fantastic experience, and propel their business into the future. APIs are everywhere nowadays, allowing organizations to connect with the world digitally. Developers come in all shapes and sizes. They combine building blocks that organizations provide in a unique way. So, API consumers are instrumental in shaping APIs. The API providers and the API consumers share the success. It is crucial for organizations to have visibility into the way developers use their capabilities. By doing this, API providers can assess the value the APIs bring and understand benefits coming from third-party integrations. This talk is meant for technical people involved in creating interfaces that empower 3rd party developers as well as API evangelists. Well-designed and managed APIs that developers love are true elements of success.