Intro to Working With APIs

Remedy Partners - 5 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001 Floor 6 - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Thu, Oct 26, 2017, 7:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

An API is a service that lets one website use data or functionality from another website, and most modern webpages rely on at least one API - like the Facebook API for social interaction, the Google Analytics API for tracking, or the DoubleClick API for ads. 

APIs can also be used to pass data between a website's own server and front-end or mobile app. 

In this workshop, we'll talk about how JavaScript-based APIs actually work behind the scenes, give you some hands-on experience in using the Giphy API as an example, and introduce you to a wealth of other APIs to enhance your websites.

Topics Covered:

• Examples of APIs in use across the web

• How to access data from an API using JavaScript

• How to read JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)

• How to include data returned from an API in your project

Attendees should be comfortable with HTML/CSS basics and JavaScript fundamentals (arrays, conditionals, loops, functions).

What you will need:

• An ID to be let into the building

• A laptop and charger

• A text editor installed on your laptop - we recommend Sublime or Atom

Code of Conduct:

Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.

Interested in TA-ing ? Fill out this form and the organizer will contact you! 

About the Instructor:

A former English teacher, Alexandra transitioned to a career in programming out of an interest in creating and building projects on the web. She works as a full-stack developer at BarkBox, and has previously worked as a front-end developer at Urban Outfitters and Chloe + Isabel. She participates in the GDI community as a teacher, TA, and student, and also volunteers with ScriptEd.

Thank you to our Venue Sponsor:

Refund Policy:

There are no refunds or make-ups for this course. If you end up being unable to attend any or all of these dates, the entire amount of your tuition will be donated to our scholarship fund to help other women who need financial assistance. Thank you for understanding.


Thursday, Oct 26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


Remedy Partners
5 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001 Floor 6