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Wednesday, October 2 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
TALK: Making It the Hard Way, Doing It the Easy Way (Open Talk)

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While developers are most often looking to scratch their own itch when creating open source software, architecting a product that is both powerful and easy to use ensures user success and wide adoption. In this talk, Shay Banon will share lessons learned from the creation of Elasticsearch, a distributed RESTful search engine whose popularity stems in no small part from its flexible, language agnostic and intuitive APIs. Shay will explore the process of architecting for ease of use and interoperability from the ground up - even when this process creates more overhead for a developer team - and how cross-pollination with many different open source communities informed his design decisions. Attendees will leave this presentation with a solid understanding of user-oriented API design, enabling their project’s wider ecosystem through their API offerings and tips for sweating the small stuff so your users don’t have to do so.

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Shay Banon

Co-founder and CTO of Elasticsearch, Elasticsearch
Shay Banon, Elasticsearch Creator, Co-Founder, and CTOShay Banon is the creator of Elasticsearch, the open source, distributed, RESTful, search and analytics engine. Before creating Elasticsearch, Shay spent nearly a decade building complex distributed systems and open source search... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2013 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123

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