REST Fest Edinbugh May 18-20, 2017

REST Fest is all about the web, from data, privacy, and architecture to APIs, hypermedia, and implementation. This year, we are also focused on open data and web infrastructure for open technology, and our hack day on the 18th is geared towards these topics and challenges. Our keynote, Irina Bolychevsky, the founder of, will be talking about the implications of the centralisation of the web, and the opportunities and challenges of decentralisation.

We’re a not-for-profit group trying to reshape the conversation around REST, APIs, and the web to be inclusive and innovative, and as such, everyone who comes to REST Fest is encouraged to speak, whether it’s a five minute lightning chat or an open question to the group, or a thirty minute talk on a subject or project you’re working on. It’s a great opportunity to get involved in the web community, have stimulating conversation with experts, enthusiasts, and novices alike, and practice your public speaking skills. As we’re small and not-for-profit and aim to be as inclusive as possible, we keep this affordable and the barrier to entry low: the three-day-ticket cost is just enough to cover food and the venue rental (at CodeBase). We’d love to see a lot of this group join in the conversation and fun!


Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you’d like to come but are unable to meet the costs of attending. Hope to see you there!

Code of Conduct:
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.

Conference staff are Mike Amundsen, Shelby Switzer, and Ben Longden.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

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