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Thursday, October 3 • 4:00pm - 4:40pm
TALK: An API for APIs: Transforming the Netflix API

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The Netflix API has undergone a transformation since its inception in 2008. It has transitioned from being a public API with a generic RESTful interface to a platform for creating highly optimized, device-centric APIs that are critical to delivering the Netflix streaming experience on over 1000 different device types.

This talk will detail the design principles that shaped the transformation of the API as well as the technology that powers it, enabling rapid user experience iteration and bringing Netflix streaming to almost 38 million subscribers around the world.

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Ben Schmaus

Manager, Edge Platform, Netflix
Ben Schmaus manages the Edge Platform team at Netflix where he focuses on infrastructure for the API. The API is central to delivering the Netflix streaming experience on over 1000 different device types to millions of people around the world. Ben works on scaling the API across a globally distributed AWS cloud infrastructure and making sure that it's highly available to Netflix-enabled devices. | | Before joining Netflix he worked on API... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123

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