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Introduction to Getting Data with APIs

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Getting Data with APIs

There is so much data out on the web, but who wants to copy-and-paste or scrape web pages? Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) let you explore and collect data in a reliable and efficient way. In this introductory workshop you'll learn:

* What an API is and why you'd use one.
* How to access an API using the Insomnia app. We'll explore the API for the Federal Elections Commission.
* Other ways of using APIs.
* Tips for working with APIs and how to find them.

This is a non-coding workshop and no technical background is required. Bring a laptop, if possible. To learn how to access APIs with Python, see the workshop "Getting Data from APIs Using Python."

This workshop is part of the Programming and Coding series for those interested in enhancing their skills in web or software development, coding and scripting, and automating processes to retrieving or cleaning data. Other workshops in this Spring 2019 series are Getting Data from APIs using Python, Programming with Python (Workshop 1 of 2), Programming with Python (Workshop 2 of 2), A Walk on the R Side: Introduction to R for Data Analysis (Workshop 1 of 2), A Walk on the R Side: R for Data Analysis (Workshop 2 of 2), Introduction to HTML & CSS. If you need personalized assistance with a programming or coding project, consider booking a programming or software development consultation with a member of the Scholarly Technology Group. More information is available on AcademicCommons.gwu.edu.

All sessions will be first-come, first served and are free to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Attendance requires no reservation.

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Location: 
Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Type: 
GWorld Cardholders
Event Format: 
Workshop
RSVP Required: 
No RSVP required for this event
Event Series: 
Programming and Coding

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