Kirsten Hunter is an unapologetic hacker and passionate advocate for the development community. She currently works as an API Evangelist for Akamai, and is writing a book on Irresistible APIs (Scheduled publication: Summer 2016). 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

Photo Credit: Jeremy Johnstone