Intro to APIs


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Are you interested in understanding how to collect and analyze information or create a custom web map with limited coding experience? If so, Intro to APIs is a good place to start.

This two-hour course will provide participants with a basic introduction to working with Application Programing Interfaces (APIs). The course will focus on representational state transfer (REST) web service APIs, introducing how they work and can be used. Then the course will delve into the two things APIs do best: provide users easier access to data and code. The class will provide hands on experience accessing the Twitter and OpenStreetMaps/Leaftlet APIs, and maybe even delve into basic image or text analysis using a cloud service API.

Participants are required to bring their own laptop computer. For participants using a Windows laptops, please make sure that you have an SSH client installed (A free client can be downloaded and installed from: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html). Participants will need a Twitter and Facebook account to participate fully in all exercises during the course.

Subjects: apis intermediate



Status Archived
Date Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Time 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location TEC - Classroom
Leader Brian Norberg
Enrolled 20 of 30
The TEC (Technology Engagement Center) Classroom is in the Telcom Building. To get there, just walk down the stairs from Perkins/Bostock like you’re heading towards CIEMAS. When you get to the road halfway down, make a right and Telcom is the building ahead of you to the left. The Technology Engagement Center is the first floor, so just enter in the front of the building. The classroom is to the right of the entrance, adjacent to the center circular room. http://maps.duke.edu/map/?id=21&mrkIid=2765