That’s a Wrap: Postman Galaxy 2021 Stars and Highlights
A lot can happen in three days. With more than 26,000 registrants from over 150 countries, the Postman Galaxy virtual API conference took place February 2-4, 2021. And it was an exhilarating ride.
Participants from across the globe experienced more than 100 online sessions and 80 speakers—including mind-bending talks with Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, NASA veteran Dr. Ellen Ochoa, and AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr. The world’s API community exchanged a vast range of knowledge and fun as it explored the latest in developer trends.
With the Postman platform built to empower developer collaboration, Dr. Ochoa—the first Latina to go to space—talked to the Postman Galaxy audience about teamwork. “It’s important that you have the same big-picture goal if you’re trying to collaborate,” she told us. “Astronauts have to be both good leaders and good team members.”
On that note, the API conference itself proved a collaborative success because of all who participated. So, who attended? Check out the virtual Postman Galaxy photo booth to peek at some of the enthusiastic Postman users, industry leaders, and API fans (and even some pets) that made the event memorable.
Watch Postman Galaxy on demand
If you missed part or all of this year’s journey, we’ve got you covered: You can relive Postman Galaxy talks, sessions, and highlights by viewing a ton of on-demand videos here. Be sure to check out:
- “Building the API-First Organization”: Keynote from Postman CTO and Co-founder Ankit Sobti
- “Postman Platform Overview: Be API-First, Not API-Last”: Session with Postman Chief Evangelist Kin Lane
- “Building Kroger’s First Billion-Dollar Platform Startup”: Keynote from Kroger Head of Platform Domain Product Group Sanjiv Karani
A must-watch, this revealing Postman Galaxy welcome keynote features Postman CEO and Co-founder Abhinav Asthana with tech demos, product announcements, and more:
Postman API Hack and the power of public workspaces
Postman’s game-changing public workspaces—the first massively multiplayer API experience that launched into beta in November 2020—make it possible for both API producers and consumers to seamlessly communicate and collaborate in real time. To showcase the collective power of Postman, APIs, and public workspaces, Postman hosted the 21-day Postman API Hack, which awarded $100,000 USD in cash prizes.
The incredible response? More than 1,900 developers from 115 countries submitted projects featuring over 200 public workspaces. Contest winners were announced at Postman Galaxy, with the $25,000 Intergalactic Grand Prize going to Docu-Mentor—the standout that enables “documentation review without judgment.” Check out the full list of innovative winners and their public workspaces here.
And don’t miss this 30-second intro to public workspaces that appeared during Abhinav’s keynote:
Postman Galaxy networking…and what’s next
In addition to informative sessions spanning industry trends and API development tips, Postman Galaxy offered numerous opportunities for attendees to virtually interact. Live Q&As, Office Hours, a Cosmic Happy Hour, Expo Booths, and other social activities kept the industry networking going.
Finally, a big thank you to each of these Postman Galaxy sponsors for their support: