API the Docs London 2018

London, UK November 09, 2018

Tags: Api documentation

CFP closed at  September 16, 2018 00:09 UTC

API The Docs London 2018

One-day conference about API documentation and developer portals

API the Docs is an event for tech writers, API developers, product owners and developer evangelists who embrace documentation as a crucial aspect of a great developer experience. The conference is a great opportunity to share and discuss the latest best practices, strategies and new trends relevant to API documentation!

The next edition takes place in London (UK) on 9 November, 2018. It is organized it with the support of DevRelCon London and in collaboration with the Write the Docs London meetup group and the DevPortal Awards team.

Proposals can be submitted until 15 September, 2018.


As members of the Write the Docs community, we noticed that a lot of people kept asking for more information about API documentation and developer portals. That is why we decided to organize a series of conferences dedicated to the API docs craft, with talks about best practices, new trends, and developer experience and engagement strategies.

API the Docs London 2018 will follow the format of previous conferences in London, Amsterdam and Paris: it will be a single-track event with speakers from different company backgrounds, experience and views on API documentation ensuring the diversity of the program as well as the conference. After the event, we will share the recordings and summaries of the presentations that were held.


Signups to the event started in August. Get your ticket here!

CFP Description

The conference welcomes speakers from all over the world, with various company backgrounds, experience and views on API documentation.

Planned topics

  • Editorial workflows & writing formats and how they can be used in API teams (Git based workflows, documentation formats like Markdown, ReStructuredText, AsciiDoc, Docbook, DITA, etc.)
  • Portal technologies (Static HTML pages vs CMSs, different solutions)
  • API portal strategy & tactics (positioning, viral loops, personas, evangelism)
  • Top portal showcases
  • Developer portal features, components, and products (SDKs, development sandboxes, API quality signals, etc.)
  • API Specification languages (Swagger, RAML, Blueprint, etc.)
  • API design and governance
  • Developer experience design, gamification, and innersourcing as tools to improve API quality behind the firewall