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TL;DR: PAPIs.io will take place on 17-18 November 2014 in Barcelona, right before Strata. It will be the first ever international conference dedicated to Predictive APIs and Predictive Apps. If you're interested in presenting your work in this space, a Call for Proposals is open until 8 October 2014.

Photo: José Antonio Ortega presenting a predictive API © Joan Carles Ambrojo


Demand for predictive apps is growing. There’s increasing awareness of the value that can be obtained from data with Machine Learning. At the same time, there’s a growing number of APIs that make ML accessible to the masses and that remove the barriers to entry to predictive app development.

Today, the predictive APIs and apps community has grown to a level where it deserves a practical conference dedicated to them. API makers are working hard at making the lives of developers simpler, so the event should connect them with those who make predictive apps. Beyond demonstrating these APIs, we need to focus on applications. If we want predictive technology to have real-world impact, it's important that predictive app developers share their stories, their challenges and how they're getting value from predictive.

Hola PAPIs!

Today, I’m very proud to announce that I will be chairing PAPIs.io ’14, the 1st ever international conference dedicated to predictive APIs and predictive apps. Seeding a conference is no easy task and PAPIs would not be possible without the invaluable support of Francisco Martin (our Program Chair), Ali Syed, and the members of the Program Committee who are sharing our vision. We are also happy to count with the early support of great companies like BigML, CleverTask, Dataiku, GCS Agile, Persontyle, Strands and Taiger!

PAPIs.io '14 will take place on 17-18 November 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, right before Strata. There will be API tutorials on Monday 17 and conference sessions on Tuesday 18. We’ve got some great speakers lined up already, but there are still some slots to fill: click below if you want to propose something to present.

What’s coming up

This is not a one off conference but the first of many. After this year’s edition, we’ll be going to Sydney, Australia in 2015 and to Portland, Oregon in 2016. But now’s your chance to be part of the very first edition of PAPIs! We’ve just opened registration and you can get Early Bird tickets at a discount price until 20 October 2014.

If you not only want to register but also to support us further, please get in touch!

If you’re not ready to register yet, sign up below to get updates on PAPIs. We will give more details in a few weeks on the final list of speakers.