# News: Articles for #LINE API Expert

Let us announce the LINE API experts of the first quarter of 2018

LINE API Expert (opens new window) is a program that recognizes skilled engineers who have a deep understanding of the APIs provided by LINE and are influential in the community by giving them the title of "LINE API experts". In addition to providing an array of benefits, LINE will also support the various activities of these LINE API experts through this program.

The LINE API expert program was introduced at the LINE DEVELOPER DAY, September last year and a lot of engineers have applied through the LINE Developers site. Our internal review committee reviewed each item with a strict standard and came up with the final result. Please check the detail on the Expert List (opens new window) page or LINE Engineering Blog (opens new window).

We look forward to see the selected members to actively engage in the developer community through meetups, online forum, SNS or blogs, and other means. LINE will be opened to the range of activities and will support their moves with all means.

For the Q1, a total of 22 qualified engineers have been selected from four Asia countries, including Japan.


Hirotada Kobayashi, Nobisuke Sugawara, Hiroyuki Hiki, Naohiro Fujie, Masao Wakasa


Caeser Chi, Cheng-Lung Sung, David Tung, Kuan-Hung Kuo, Richard Lee, Will Huang, Wolke Lin


Annop Kobkij, Suphakit Annoppornchai, Teerachart Kortrakul, Winn Voravuthikunchai


David Su, Habibi Mustafa, M Gilang Januar, Michelle Neysa, Nur Rohman, Soesapto Joeni Hantoro

LINE API Expert program released

We have released the new "LINE API Expert" program which was announced at LINE Developer Day 2017. This program recognizes skilled engineers, who have a deep understanding of the various APIs provided by LINE and are active in the community, by giving them the title of "LINE API expert." To apply for the program, visit the LINE API Expert (opens new window) page.

# The kind of "experts" we are looking for

We expect the following three things of the LINE API experts who represent this program.

  • A discerning eye and high overall technical abilities as an engineer
  • Deep understanding and development experience with developer APIs/SDKs provided by LINE
  • Active engagement in the developer community

# Incentives await

Everyone recognized as a LINE API expert is a valuable partner to LINE and we will provide various incentives to support the activities of our experts. Below are some examples.

  • We will provide LINE API experts with early-access to LINE developer products and will provide opportunities to give feedback directly to our LINE development teams and CTO.
  • We will provide venues for seminars and hackathons and dispatch evangelists and engineer support staff.

For more information about the incentives, see the LINE API Expert (opens new window) page.

# Accepting invitations now!

Although applications will be screened, there are no specific requirements necessary for applying. We are looking forward to your applications and to working together with engineers who are eager to be leaders in the LINE developer community and are striving to reach their next step as developers.