FOSSMeet 2019

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Devdutt Shenoi


🙋🏻‍♂️Hail Hydra, the future of web APIs is here

Submitted Jan 18, 2019

The future is automated, and automation means more robots will qualify Captcha tests 😬, anyways they might not get as intelligent as us to read context from the APIs of now. While facebook might use their data crunchers to understand the varied data passed via APIs, most of our innocent bots will need to be given dictionaries to interpret the data they recieve, this vocabulary is exactly what the Hydra W3CCG is trying to solve with contextual, linked data. If we’re to build these models, we’d better start learning the basics now.

The talk focuses on the basics of Hydrus and other projects the Hydra community has come up with, and where the future seems to be heading...


  • Understanding the APIs of now, RDF and JSON-LinkedData
  • Why should you listen to the Hydranians and standardise your APIs?
  • Robots talking JSON-LD
  • Understanding where the future is headed for the web, and why Hydra needs to stay Free Software ❤️


Knowing how your computer connects to the web is enough 😄

Speaker bio

Devdutt is a 2nd year CSE student at Model Engineering College, Kochi. A BEAR(ok, not really) and an avid contributor to Free Software projects, he has participated in various FOSS events. He codes in Python mainly, but has interests across languages such as rust and JavaScript.


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