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Layer 7's Mike Amundsen and Alex Gaber Are Featured Speakers at QCon San Francisco 2012


Layer 7 Technologies, a leading provider of API connectivity solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Principal API Architect Mike Amundsen and API Evangelist Alex Gaber will each lead a session at QCon San Francisco 2012, a developer-driven conference focused on the issues and trends impacting the software development community.

At QCon, Amundsen will provide his first-hand experience in application development on hypermedia APIs during his session, “Real-Life Stories on Building Hypermedia APIs.” He will offer a working definition for hypermedia types, with multiple working examples of those hypermedia APIs. The session will be on Wednesday, November 7 from 2:40 – 3:30 p.m. PT.

Gaber will address how to build cross-platform mobile apps using PhoneGap in his QCon session, "HTML5 Cross Platform Mobile Apps Integrating APIs." The session is scheduled for Friday, November 9 from 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. PT.

Layer 7, who is also sponsoring the event, will be exhibiting in booth #11. The Layer 7 team will be providing interested parties with demonstrations and discussions on the company's new cloud-based API management service, which provides all the tools necessary for organizations to open their APIs to outside developers, without the need of IT.

To learn more about Layer 7, meet Amundsen and Gaber, or receive a demonstration of APIfy, please visit booth #11.

For more information on QCon San Francisco 2012, please visit

About Mike Amundsen

As API Architect at Layer 7, Mike Amundsen heads up the company's API Architecture & Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies across North America to provide insight into how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

An internationally-known author and lecturer, Amundsen is a recognized industry expert on subjects including distributed network architecture, Web application development and cloud computing. His recent work focuses on the role hypermedia plays in creating and maintaining applications that can successfully evolve over time. He has more than a dozen books to his credit, the most recent of which is Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 & Node. He also contributed to RESTful Web Services Cookbook (by Subbu Allamaraju). He is currently working on a new book on programming with the Cloud9 IDE.

About Alex Gaber

Alex Gaber is an API evangelist for Layer 7 Technologies, helping the company engage with the developer community through workshops, hack-a-thons and developer events. Starting as a web developer 15 years ago, Alex grew up in Silicon Valley and is an active member in the hackathon and developer community. He has a passion for building web and mobile applications that integrate numerous APIs and to create innovative and unique solutions.

About Layer 7 Technologies

Layer 7 provides API building blocks for the new open enterprise. The company's products help close to 300 organizations worldwide open APIs to developer communities, securely connect applications to cloud services, expose internal information assets to mobile apps and bridge departments and partners through SOA style integration. Layer 7 is the only API vendor to have been named a Gartner MQ leader and Forrester Wave leader. The company was named the 71st fastest growing public or private technology company in 2011 by Deloitte.

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