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Layer 7’s Mike Amundsen to Speak at Defrag 2012

Defrag 2012 Layer 7 Technologies, a leading provider of API connectivity solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Principal API Architect Mike Amundsen will lead a session at Defrag 2012. The conference is focused exclusively on Internet-based tools developers can use to transform loads of information into layers of knowledge.

Amundsen will discuss the power and challenges of creating evolvable systems that allow both humans and machines to communicate, during his session “Such a Rich Set of Affordances: A Hypermedia Tale.” Drawing from a varied set of influences, Amundsen will explain how to create usable, stable, and evolvable APIs that meet the needs of large enterprises as well as start-ups when building solutions for an emerging “hyper-connected” world. His session is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14 from 3:30 – 3:55 p.m. PT.

Layer 7, who is also a silver sponsor at the event, will be exhibiting in booth #B2. The Layer 7 team will be providing interested parties with demonstrations and discussions on the company’s new cloud-based API management service, which provides all the tools necessary for organizations to open their APIs to outside developers, without the need of IT.

To learn more about Layer 7, meet Amundsen, or receive a demonstration of APIfy, please visit booth #B2.

For more information on Defrag 2012, please visit

About Mike Amundsen

As API Architect at Layer 7, Mike Amundsen heads up the company’s API Architecture & Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies across North America to provide insight into how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

An internationally-known author and lecturer, Amundsen is a recognized industry expert on subjects including distributed network architecture, Web application development and cloud computing. His recent work focuses on the role hypermedia plays in creating and maintaining applications that can successfully evolve over time. He has more than a dozen books to his credit, the most recent of which is Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 & Node. He also contributed to RESTful Web Services Cookbook (by Subbu Allamaraju). He is currently working on a new book on programming with the Cloud9 IDE.

About Layer 7 Technologies

Layer 7 provides API building blocks for the new open enterprise. The company’s products help close to 300 organizations worldwide open APIs to developer communities, securely connect applications to cloud services, expose internal information assets to mobile apps and bridge departments and partners through SOA style integration. Layer 7 is the only API vendor to have been named a Gartner MQ leader and Forrester Wave leader. The company was named the 71st fastest growing public or private technology company in 2011 by Deloitte.

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