Dan Scott

Dan Scott Staff Engineer in Ecosystem Canva

Empowering Developers: Key lessons from designing Canva’s APIs

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Empowering Developers: Key lessons from designing Canva’s APIs

Discover the journey of building and evolving the Canva Developer Platform driven by a vision to build the world's richest design ecosystem. Now, over a thousand developers are creating generative AI-powered tools, workflow integrations, design effect apps, and more for over 170+ million people using Canva across the globe.

This talk focuses on the lessons learnt in our quest to design simple, powerful APIs and the evolution of our Developers Platform. You will also gain insights into Canva's unique engineering culture and the values that drive us.

Canva is a global online visual communications platform launched in 2013 on a mission to empower the world to design

Dan Scott

Dan Scott is currently a Frontend Staff Engineer in Canva's Ecosystem group. Bringing over a decade's worth of experience in web dev and a passion for building dev tools, he spends his time building Canva's App runtime and Apps SDK and APIs.

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