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API mindset and skillset with Mehdi Medjaoui

Trick question of the week:

What is the API mindset and skillset?

APIs are used widely in tools most of us use daily. What is this API mindset though and why are APIs important?

Mehdi Medjaoui, our guest in our most recent episode is the man to answer these questions.

Simply put, the API mindset is thinking:

“How can I make my software, program or technology available to as many users as possible at zero implementation cost?”.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • A brief history of APIs

  • The API mindset and the skillset that goes along with it

  • The benefits of focusing on APIs

  • The untapped API potential and how APIs will evolve in the future

  • APIdays INTERFACE event coming on June 30

Listen to the full episode:


The graph Medhi talked about in this week’s “Let’s talk Data” section: Number of people involved in software development in company.

You can grab your ticket for APIdays INTERFACE here. The event will run from June 30 – July 1st in 3 time zones, so you can rest assured you won’t miss something.



Mehdi Medjaoui is the founder of the worldwide apidays conferences series he started in 2012 in Paris. Mehdi is highly involved in the API community and API Industry, as author, lecturer, consultant and investor in the API tooling space. His industry research involves publishing and maintaining the API Industry Landscape and the yearly State of Banking APIs. In 2019, Mehdi become H2020 European Commission expert to lead the APIS4Dgov study on public sector and government APIs. As entrepreneur, Mehdi co-founded in 2014 OAuth.io that was acquired in 2017. Mehdi’s new venture GDPR.dev develops a Personal data API framework and protocol to democratize data regulations usage for mass users and compliance for applications developers, making GDPR programmable.

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