Posted by on February 3, 2014 in API, Technology Conferences

When it comes to API interface design, do your software engineers have a design touch or feel? Many engineers do not. Without training and proper aesthetic feel, your APIs might end up quite awkward or even a bit messy. Good API design is something that most engineers are not born with but with proper training, engineers can avoid the slippery slope to bad designs.
If you want to improve your API design capabilities, join me for some fun, hands-on experience at RootsTech 2014. This Wednesday, I will provide hands-on design training at the RootsTech Innovator Summit.

Session info:
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 2:00 PM (room 251A)
Presented by Harold Madsen (
At the East Wing of the Salt Palace Convention Center, SLC, UT

About Harold Madsen

Harold Madsen directs the APIs at, the world's largest online family history resource with the mission to help everyone discover, preserve and share their family history. He has over 20 years’ experience in engineering and management and thrives on creating clean, easy to use and accessible APIs. Harold manages both internal and external APIs at His most recent endeavor involves leading the Company’s effort to redesign the internal APIs based on high internal standards and a unified presentation layer across all teams, stacks and departments.Harold enjoys hiking and camping in his free time and has hiked 10 mountain peaks and climbed one pyramid in Egypt. He is also distantly related to John Lackland, king of England of the Robin Hood legends.

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