Kin Lane, API Evangelist, has long been a traveler on the API path. Tom Woodward has newly come to it. Kin will explain API Nirvana, that it's more a journey than a destination, and Tom will explain the path and patterns of his early progress towards that destination. The use of APIs will range from the practical to the whimsical. The API path is, after all, what you make of it.
While each person must walk their own API path, there is a direction to follow. All seekers must extinguish the fires of-
-Ignorance - not knowing where your content is or how it is governed
-Short-sightedness - not realizing how temporary so many things are
-Compartmentalization - not taking advantage of the connecteness of all things
Note: This is a #reclaim sect and will weave in elements of reclaiming your own work as well as ways to make that practical through APIs. It will also branch into the exploration of API whimsy- where you do things simply because they amuse you. References will include external tools that make it possible to use APIs for those who don't code while also providing code and other considerations for those who do.