Ever wonder what an API is and how to use it?

Application Programming Interfaces (API) are actually simple ways to access large amounts of data for your business or project. Companies make their data available to you for free, but you need to know how to use their APIs to access this data. This course will walk through how to use API’s from companies like Flickr and Google Maps APIs in order to query photos or places and location data. Doug will include a basic introduction to APIs and give students a sense for the opportunities out there to use APIs in easy and productive ways.

Some of New York’s hottest startups are using APIs to launch fun and creative products. Come learn from an experienced engineer, and turn yourself into an API machine.

Note: I will commit to teaching this class if it gets over 15 watchers. I'll charge $10 and all proceeds from this course will be donated to HackNY (http://hackny.org).

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Doug Petkanics

Doug Petkanics is co-founder and VP Engineering of Hyperpublic, a New York City startup that collects, organizes and structures geo-local information from the web. The Company is creating an open data set that developers can query using a variety of programming languages. Examples of use cases include queries of points of interest and geo-targeted events or deals. Hyperpublic is based in the West Village and is a portfolio company of Lerer Ventures, Softbank, SV Angel, RRE Ventures, NextView Ventures, Hudson River Angels, and Thrive Capital.
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