Taylor Barnett

Previous tallks

How We Fail Developers, Write the Docs ATX, Austin, TX, 2019

What is Contract Testing?, API City, Bremerton, WA, 2018

Better API testing with the OpenAPI Specification, OSCON, Portland, OR, 2018

Going to Infinity and Beyond Documentation with OpenAPI, DevXcon, San Francisco, CA, 2018

Going to Infinity and Beyond Documentation with OpenAPI (for technical writers), API the Docs, Paris, France, 2018

Empathy, 5 Minutes to...Share Something Awesome! by RetailMeNot, Austin, TX, 2018

Things I Wish People Told Me About Writing Docs, API Strategy & Practice Conference, Portland, OR, 2017

Breaking Down Barriers to "Hello World," AlterConf, Austin, TX, 2017

Creating a Great Developer Experience Through SDKs, API Strategy & Practice Conference, Boston, MA, 2016

Five Things I Wish I Knew in College, Hack the Hood meetup, San Francisco, CA, 2016

Exploring Privilege in Open Source Communities, OSCON UK, 2016

Building Community with Developer Love, API Strategy & Practice Conference, Austin, TX, 2015

Various Intro to Event Data and Analytics Workshops, e.g. Talkabot meetup, 2015 - 2017

Stuff You Don’t Need, Hackcon, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Introduction to Web Development, University of MAD: The Annual Student Developer Conference, Austin, TX, 2014 - 2015

Open Hackathon Data, Hackcon, 2014

Running an Inclusive Hackathon, Hackcon, 2013

Future talks

Going to Infinity and Beyond Documentation with OpenAPI, DevNet Create, Mountain View, CA, April 24-25, 2019

Going to Infinity and Beyond Documentation with OpenAPI, Longhorn PHP Conference, Austin, TX, May 2-4, 2019

Collaboratively Building Design-First APIs with OpenAPI, GlueCon, Broomfield, CO, May 22-23, 2019

I'm looking for speaking opportunities for fall/winter 2019.


  • Intersection of Product and Developer Relations
  • API Documentation Strategy
  • Developer Experience
  • OpenAPI Specification (Design, Mocking, Contract Testing, etc.)
  • Empathy in Developer Relations and Documentation
  • Building Developer Communities
  • Privilege in Open Source