The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced today that a special guest speaker — Darrel Miller, API Architect at Microsoft — will present during the next CIECA Technical Webinar. The presentation, “Open API Development Best Practices & Lessons Learned,” will take place on Thursday, April 20 at 11 am PT/1 pm CT/2 pm ET. During the one-hour webinar, CIECA’s Architecture Committee will also provide an update about CIECA API Standards (CAPIS) and share information about the first standards release of the year, the 2023R1.

“As we work on CIECA’s next generation of CIECA Standards, we are inviting technical experts to talk to our membership about best practices and lessons learned when creating new standards and working with Open APIs,” said Paulette Reed, CIECA’s technical project manager. “We encourage all members to let their business analyst, architects and technical developers know about this upcoming opportunity and attend the webinar to learn first-hand from an expert in the area of Open API development.”

Presentation Highlights:

  • Best practices for working with OpenAPI descriptions
  • Lessons learned at Microsoft working with OpenAPI
  • The future of OpenAPI and other ongoing work in the OpenAPI Initiative

Miller is responsible for steering Microsoft Graph, the API surface area for all Microsoft M365 SAAS products. He is an editor and steering committee member for the OpenAPI specification. He is also co-chair of the IETF HTTP API working group, responsible for defining industry standards for HTTP APIs.

The Architecture Committee, chaired by Dan Webster, principal architect, IT Enterprise, Enlyte, meets weekly to work on the standards for the BMS and CAPIS. Before each release, a formal quality assurance (QA) is performed by the committee.

The committee publishes updated collision industry standards twice a year to review the changes to the BMS, code list, instance documents and schemas; verify they meet the Architecture guidelines; validate spelling; and ensure all changes to the BMS are in the schema.

Register for the April 20 CIECA Webinar:


About CIECA:

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) develops and promotes electronic communication standards that allow the collision industry to be more efficient. It is the vision of CIECA to have an e-commerce-enabled collision industry that allows all industry segments to communicate electronically, independent of platform or software used. CIECA membership is open to the collision industry and related segments, which includes repairers, insurers, OEMs, information technology companies, appraisal services, new and aftermarket parts suppliers, materials suppliers, equipment and tool companies, rental car companies, salvage and towing.

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