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Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Sure, you’ve heard about APIs, but maybe you’re not totally sure what they are?
In this class we’ll learn all about APIs: what they are; and how to get started using them! Later on we’ll look at some code and live data from both Facebook and Twilio.
Hey Chris, what's an API?
Here's an example: have you ever heard someone say something like, “The NY Times has an API we can use.”? What they are saying is "The NY Times has some data that you can freely access and use in your project."
In addition to that, the term API can also refer to apps that write and process data on our behalf. We’ll cover this, and much more!
Who Is this Class For?
This class is made for the total beginner. If you’re looking to learn about APIs you’re in the right place. If you’re a developer looking to query some API data, we’ll be providing you with code examples to take home.
Maybe you're new to APIs? Or you've had one of the IT guys in your office try to explain this to you before, but to no avail? I totally get it, and so I've designed this class with you in mind.
What I’ve found is that the best way to learn the concepts of programming is to actually write some code yourself. (Much like how we learn a foreign language - you have to use the knowledge). If you’re not a developer, you should still be able to follow along with the code examples because we'll break down the logic step-by-step. Basically what I’m saying is... that we’ll learn by doing here.
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Feedback from my Programming For Non-Programmers Series:
"You taught the class in four hours what took me two years to teach myself." - Matt Jared, Capital Factory Austin, X
"I've traveled a steep learning curve thanks to Chris' friendly and lucid style of teaching." - Charles Best, CEO of DonorsChoose.org
"I wish I had taken this class 5 years ago!" - Michael Goodwin, UX Designer
"You are the only person who has been able to sufficiently teach me code." - Darren Hakimi, Analyst
"You are Articulate and Engaging. Broad and Diverse Range of Topics. That s right bro!!!!! Not easy to address so much in limited time." - student feedback
"Informative, digestible, actionable" - Katherine, Entrepreneur
Even for a non tech person like me (who yes, has 50,000 emails in her inbox and actually thinks thats totally normal), I was able to keep up. My intent was to get a good overview of what the heck programming actually is, and better understand the language/terms associated with it. I certainly got that. I also appreciated your passion for teaching. I will absolutely recommend the class to my friends. - Debra-Ellen Glickstein, Entrepreneur
You should have functional Twitter and Facebook accounts. We will register a Twilio developer account together during class.
Chris is a developer with a specialty in UX strategy. He has over ten years of experience developing digital products for clients ranging from The Black Eyed Peas, Toyota, Bacardi, and American Express.
Chris has taught at Columbia University, The University of Amsterdam, CUNY, and SXSW. In 2011 he joined General Assembly as part of their teaching faculty. Visit General Assembly to find Chris's classes on HTML/CSS, Wordpress and the best-selling workshop “Programming For Non-Programmers”.
The class blog can be found at pfnp.me
Mon, May 20th, 2013