Erin McKean

@emckean on GitHub

Erin McKean loves talking about APIs to anyone who will stand still long enough. Before Node.js, she dabbled in Ruby, HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark, and still finds herself writing bash scripts on a regular basis. Erin is also the founder of, which has a lot of fun APIs! In her spare time she sews clothes and makes Twitterbots.

Blog posts by Erin McKean

The OpenAPI Spec and You (and IBM)

Aug 8, 2017

If you work with APIs at all, either creating or consuming them, you’ve probably heard of something called the OpenAPI Specification (or its former name, Swagger). However, you may be fuzzy on the details. Don’t worry! By the end of this post you ... More

Node Interactive North America Wrap-Up

Dec 8, 2016

We’re back from Node Interactive North America in Austin (and full of Texas BBQ, thanks to the lovely folks at Jo’s Coffee) and boy howdy, did we have a great time. There was a lot to learn at this year’s NINA — if you missed a few sessions, you ... More