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 an why you'd use one.
- How to access an API using the Postman Chrome app. We'll explore the API for one of the many available U.S. government databases.
- Other ways of using APIs.
- Tips for working with APIs and how to find them.
No technical background is required. Bring a laptop if possible.