Online programme

API platform engineering
fundamentals

Sign up for the 7-week programme to discover the processes, people and API platforms that make platform teams successful!

Programme starts 5 October 2023

Upskill your role within the platform team

The API platform engineering fundamentals programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to architect, develop, and deploy cloud-native API platforms.

Programme duration 7 + 1 weeks
Session duration 60-90 mins (1 per week)
Platform Zoom webinar
Attendees
Platform teams, SREs, platform engineers, DevOps engineers, platform engineering managers, staff engineers,
Pre-requirements: – Basic understanding of APIs
– Enthusiasm for learning about platform engineering concepts
Assessment 6 quizzes, 1 after each session

 

7 reasons to join the 7-week programme

  1. Understand the processes, people and API platforms that make platform teams successful
  2. Learn how to design, build, and manage API platforms effectively, allowing your company’s developers to create robust, scalable, and user-friendly applications.
  3. Connect with platform engineering industry thought leaders that guide you through real-world scenarios, hands-on projects, and best practices
  4. Understand the role of platform engineering inside a business, how to achieve a platform team’s objectives & how teams collaborate with others in their organisation.
  5. Dig into the developer tools and processes that make platform teams stick.
  6. Upon completion, earn an “API Platform Engineering | Fundamentals” certificate for your professional profile.
  7. Designed together with Tyk’s API platform leads and guests from world-class platform teams, engineering and infrastructure teams at businesses all over the world; from banks, to oceans, to outer space.

Programme curriculum

Module 1: Oct 5, 2023

6pm BST / 1pm EST

An introduction to API platform engineering

  • What is an API platform and why does it matter?
  • Unpacking the core concepts of platform engineering in everyday terms
  • Exploring the relationship between platform engineering and successful APIs

Module 2: Oct 12, 2023

6pm BST / 1pm EST

Jobs to be done and how to achieve them

  • A workshop creating JTBD based on job roles
  • Applying design thinking principles to find pain points for platform teams
  • Discussion about how to address the JTBD for technical and non-technical audiences

Module 3: Oct 19, 2023

6pm BST / 1pm EST

The platform team’s toolkit: The three P’s

  • People: Platform team structure, collaboration
  • Processes: Agile development, feedback, testing, automation
  • Products: Tools that help platform teams succeed

Module 4: Nov 2, 2023

5pm GMT / 1pm EST

Building and securing scalable API platforms

  • An in depth look at different types of API security
  • The role of open standards like OAuth, OAS and OpenTelemetry
  • Governance: planning beyond launch day, conventions, access control and data sovereignty

Module 5: Nov 9, 2023

 1pm EST

How API management can address key JTBD

  • Traffic management and monitoring for API security
  • A no-code/low code solution for removing data silos
  • Productising and monetising APIs using a developer portal

Module 6: Nov 16, 2023

1pm EST

Measuring success and the future of platform engineering

  • Which metrics matter and how to measure them
  • How to choose the right KPIs to define success and failure
  • How to tackle new and emerging technologies like AI

Module 7: Nov 22, 2023

1pm EST

BONUS: Post-programme hangout

Your chance to ask questions, discuss key learnings and celebrate the successful completion of the programme!

Is this for you?

Wondering who else will be taking part in the programme? They will generally fall into these key job roles:

  • Site reliability engineers
  • Staff engineers
  • (Senior) Technical architects
  • (Senior) DevOps
  • API platform managers
  • API platform product managers

Experienced instructors

The programme is led by industry professionals with extensive experience in platform engineering and API development.

Learn by doing

Engage in real-world projects that challenge you to apply your knowledge and skills to practical scenarios.

Earn a certificate

Gain a valuable certification that can enhance your career prospects and showcase your expertise to potential employers.

Knowledge sharing

Collaborative learning, personalised guidance, and industry knowledge sharing.

Meet your programme lead

Budha Bhattacharya is a Developer Advocate at Tyk, responsible for product education, community engagement, and open-source ecosystem expansion. He is the host of the All About APIs podcast as well as the API hangout where he engages with developers and business leaders on all things APIs including product management, platform engineering, API security, open source and open standards.

In his spare time, he enjoys trying out new gadgets, learning different dance styles and watching horror movies!

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