Telstra loves our APIs. We love them so much that we have a team dedicated to them. Members of the Telstra API team were recently in San Jose attending the Apigee “I love APIs” conference including Developer Evangelist and head API enthusiast Frank Arrigo. Here’s Frank’s travel diary:

The Apigee conference was the perfect place for people who ♥ APIs – three full days of learning, covering best practices, hands-on training and new innovations. In fact, Apigee claim it was the largest training and networking event dedicated to APIs and digital business in the world, with three forums for developers, technologists and strategists, with more than 12 tracks, featuring some 80-odd sessions.

The Telstra team wasn’t just attending the event, but participating as well — Miki Yarkoni was on two panels, one entitled “Dollars, Discovery, or Dominance? Value Creation Strategies for APIs” and the other “Taking it to the Top: How to speak Digital with the Board of Directors” and I was on the panel “Taking it to the Streets: How to Build Grassroots Support for Digital.”

Telstra was also nominated for three Digital Accelerator Awards: Best API Program; Digital Business Excellence- Retail, Finance, Telecom, Healthcare; and Top Digital Visionary. The Digital Accelerator Awards, sponsored by Apigee, are a global awards program recognising innovative organisations and individuals accelerating and transforming digital business with APIs.

We were delighted to see Charlotte Yarkoni, President Telstra Software Group named as the winner in the Top Digital Visionary, being recognised as a business leader who’s had a positive impact on their organisation by leading enterprise innovation and transforming digital assets into new value for customers, partners and/or employees using APIs and data.

Yes, on this trip, you can say Telstra had lots of friends in San Jose.