Hi, I'm Bill Doerrfeld. I write about the web API economy. I study Application Programming Interface strategies, perform research within the industry, and deliver valuable content development (articles, eBooks, whitepapers, copy-editing, graphic design) paired with high-impact publishing strategies. I live and work in Seattle, and spend most of my time as Editor in Chief for Nordic APIs, a blog and knowledge center for API providers. I also help consult companies in marketing their APIs.
How to Market an API
Sample eBook written and edited for Nordic APIs
The bible for project managers, technical evangelists, or marketing aficionados in the process of promoting an API program. This eBook reveals how to plan an API-first business, how to make it discoverable, promote it to press and developer networks, establish quality developer relations, and advocate on behalf of your users to spark adoption and long-lasting integrations.
The Technology and Industry of Empathic AI
With the advent of machine learning algorithms, the commercialization of real-time Emotion Recognition technology has drastic consequences for modern business. From IoT to healthcare, truly empathic machines will drastically alter how humankind behaves with technology. Learn how your business might implement it to get an edge.
A guide to RESTful API design: 35+ must-reads
When it comes to designing web APIs, no other style is more respected than REST. Outlined by Roy Fielding in his famous dissertation, REST, or representational state transfer, has become the go-to method for designing powerful APIs that run over HTTP. I discovered all the best resources for REST API design.
Well-researched, long-lasting, insightful content
"I worked as a writer for Nordic APIs where Bill is the editor in chief. It was a real pleasure working with him. He is an experienced writer and editor with deep knowledge of the API space and a knack for helping authors deliver great content on a regular basis. I can only hope to work with him again in the future!"
"I engaged Bill Doerrfeld to perform a technology sprint in the area of emotion recognition. Bill was very thorough in his approach, asking the right kinds of questions to fully understand my needs and expectations. I was very impressed with how Bill was able to gain access and speak to many different leaders in the industry, translate his findings for easy explanations and offer unique perspectives tailored to my wants. He kept me updated on his progress in a timely manner and his output was well written and organized. On top of his work, he was very personable, friendly and a pleasure to work with. I enjoyed working with Bill and learned a lot from him. I hope to have the fortune of working together in the future.!"
Vassili van der Mersch
Chief Architect, Oxygis
Principal R&D Engineer, PepsiCo
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