#103 Jay Gambetta, IBM Quantum Information Science

Summary
Jay Gambetta of IBM talks about their new Quantum Information Science Kit which makes it easy to running chemistry, artificial intelligence and optimization applications on quantum computers.

Details
Who he is, what he does, quick overview of IBM Quantum Experience. Qiskit, Terra and Aqua, compilers, providers, simulators, experiment with chemistry, AI and optimization. Integration with existing software libraries. Reasons why quantum is better for some types of problems. Why use QISKIT instead of running on quantum hardware. IMB is Q Network. Start of the commercial quantum computing, who is involved, hard to define commercial. Can small companies get involved. IBM's research in the quantum world. Coherence and reducing error rates to allow algorithms to run longer. Where we might be in a few years, error. How to get started with quantum.

Links
Qiskit home
Jay's twitter

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#102 Spencer Schneidenbach, REST APIs

Summary
Spencer Schneidenbach talks about REST APIs, what makes a good one, who should design it, how to document it and why developer experience is so important.

Details
Who he is, what he does. Designing an api, the consumer should drive the design, is the developer the main consumer, is the business a customer? What REST is, RPC, nouns not verbs, querying, SEARCH verb, PUT and PATCH, common conventions. Changing how an API works, versioning, version management. Importance of documentation, error code docs, who writes the docs. Consistency, good api design is user experience for developers, Spencer loves Twillo

Links
Spencer's homepage
dev up conference

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