Kirsten Hunter

Kirsten Hunter

Kirsten Hunter is an unapologetic hacker and passionate advocate for the development community. Her technical interests range from graph databases to cloud services, and her experience supporting and evangelizing REST APIs has given her a unique perspective on developer success. In her copious free time she’s a gamer, fantasy reader, and all around rabble-rouser. Code samples, recipes, and philosophical musings can be found on her website at

Montreal 2017 sessions

Becoming a Polyglot

English session - Intermediate

In this talk, I’ll demonstrate the engine for a Fortune Cookie Server (fortune cookies will be served!) The front end Single Page Application will stay the same, the backend Mongo database will stay the same, but the API engine will be represented in perl, python, ruby, php and node.

Irresistible APIs

English session - Beginner

Web APIs are relatively simple to implement, which has led to many ill-conceived APIs out in the world. Creating APIs that make developers jump for joy is a goal we should all have, and this proposal outlines a process for API development which will result in a better considered product.