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API Description to Developer Portal - Tools and Techniques

Anya Stettler Avalara

Anya Stettler (@anyarms) of Avalara

API Descriptions can be powerful design and implementation tools. In this session, we look at approaches to using API descriptions to create excellent API documentation, what kind of challenges you might encounter (technical as well as political), and some strategies to solve them. We'll talk about tools to translate formats, as well as how to generate the best content with the least maintenance.

AboutAnya Stettler
Anya Stettler works for Avalara (, documenting and supporting their diverse sales tax calculation and compliance APIs. Over the past four years, she has driven a colossal documentation shift from hard-copy developer documentation to an ever-improving self-service developer site.