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The What and Why of APIs

1/3/2013 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

THE WHAT AND WHY OF APIS

THURSDAY, 3 JANUARY, 8 – 9:30 PM

Matt LeMay

Platform Manager, bitly

TAKEAWAYS

Understand basics of APIs

Understand the workings of APIs

Understand why you should care about APIs

ABOUT THIS CLASS

From Twitter to Facebook to Tumblr to smartphones to ATMs, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) power our digital lives. This class covers the basics of APIs: what they are, how they work, and why they matter. Students will look at the APIs that power several popular services such as Foursquare and Instagram, and discuss the ways that businesses like American Express have used these APIs to their advantage.

PREREQS & PREPARATION

Students should have a desire to learn about APIs

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR(S)

Matt LeMay

Platform Manager,

bitly

Matt LeMay is platform manager at bitly, where he helps manage one of the most widely used APIs on the social web. Matt is also a musician, recording engineer, senior contributor to music website Pitchfork.com, and the author of a book about singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. You can find his extracurricular work at http://aquestionoffrequency.com.

REFUND POLICY

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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