Meetups, events, and conferences remain canceled. That affects API the Docs as well. Just a bit over a month ago, I wrote that I am volunteering on the speaker selection committee for their Portland conference and that I’m looking forward to attending the European editions in Cologne-Bonn and Brussels later this year. Portland is not happening, and neither is Cologne-Bonn. So far, Toronto in September and Brussels in November is still on, but it remains unclear how the global crisis unfolds. I hope that politicians lift strict lockdown measures or contact restrictions soon (maybe when we have enough face masks and privacy-friendly contract tracing apps). Still, I also feel that international conferences may not happen for an entire year. Once the series starts again, I’m happy to get back on speaker selection duty.
While the speaker committee has dissolved, the speakers still have an opportunity to give their presentations, just in a different format. Instead of an all-day conference, there will be bi-weekly smaller virtual API the Docs events with two talks each. The first event is on Wednesday, April 8th. However, at the time of writing, it is already at maximum capacity. Make sure you register for an upcoming event on the Eventbrite page and also join the new API the Docs Slack workspace where the social part of the events takes place and where you can learn more about the virtual API the Docs.