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At Web Directions South 2014

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At SXSW Interactive 2014

At APIdays Mediterranea

At SXSW Interactive 2013

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Jeremiah Lee

Jeremiah thinks at the intersection of user experience design and software engineering. He believes UX is empathy as an applied science and that APIs are the new division of labor. Jeremiah has worked for Apple, Disney, and a variety of startups. He has extensive experience as a third-party developer and contributes to UX Magazine.

Brian Smith, Dropbox

Brian started at Dropbox 3 years ago. He's worked on the iOS app and Objective-C SDK. He's now on to the API team redesigning the developers site, the Dropbox Chooser, and an upcoming mobile API.

Neil Mansilla, Mashery

Neil is the Director of Platform Evangelism & Partnerships for Mashery. Neil previously founded several web and software companies in verticals including search, e-commerce, real estate and healthcare. He is responsible for helping developers discover, learn and utilize the platforms on the Mashery API Network.

R. Kevin Nelson, Rdio

Kevin is a generalist engineer obsessed with user experience. His experience ranges from embedded systems and low-level audio software through all the things of the internet. He has written an award-winning iPhone app for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and helped write the API for He is currently focused on optimizing developer experience as an API Engineer at Rdio.

Special Thanks

Sticker Mule for the great DX stickers

Arthur Nicholls for designing Jeremiah's slides