Microsoft API Architect To Present At April 2023 CIECA Technical Webinar

Darrel Miller, API Architect at Microsoft, will present at the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association’s (CIECA) next technical webinar. Titled ‘Open API Development Best Practices & Lessons Learned,’ the webinar will take place on 20 April at 11 AM USA PT.

During the one-hour presentation, CIECA’s Architecture Committee will also provide an update about CIECA API Standards (CAPIS) and share information regarding the first standards release of the year, the 2023R1.

Miller is responsible for steering Microsoft Graph, the API surface area for all Microsoft 365 SaaS products. He is an editor and steering committee member for the OpenAPI specification and co-chair of the IETF HTTP API working group, responsible for defining industry standards for HTTP APIs.

The Architecture Committee, chaired by Dan Webster, Principal Architect IT Enterprise at Enlyte, meets weekly to work on the standards for the BMS and CAPIS. Prior to each release, a formal quality assurance is performed by the committee.

It publishes updated collision industry standards twice a year to review the changes to the BMS, code list, instance documents and schemas; verify they meet the architecture guidelines; validate spelling; and ensure all changes to the BMS are in the schema.

Presentation highlights include:

  • Best practices for working with OpenAPI descriptions
  • Lessons learned at Microsoft working with OpenAPI
  • The future of OpenAPI and other ongoing work in the OpenAPI Initiative

“As we work on CIECA’s next generation of CIECA Standards, we are inviting technical experts to talk to our membership about best practices and lessons learnt when creating new standards and working with Open APIs,” said Paulette Reed, CIECA’s Technical Project Manager.

“We encourage all members to let their business analyst, architects and technical developers know about this upcoming opportunity and attend the webinar to learn first-hand from an expert in the area of Open API development.”

To register for the webinar, click here.