Intro to Client-side APIs with JavaScript

Galvanize - 44 Tehama Street (between 2nd/howard) San Francisco - View Map Girl Develop It San Francisco
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 6:00 PM (PDT)

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. In this workshop, you'll learn how JavaScript-based APIs actually work behind the scenes, plus be introduced to a wealth of APIs to enhance your websites.

The workshop will be a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises in pairs, and will be taught by Claire Bendersky, Solutions Engineers at MovableInk and Aysgeul Yonet, Angular team at Google. This workshop is highly recommended for anyone attending our frontend workshop series.

</a> Prerequisites:

Attendees should be comfortable with HTML/CSS basics and JavaScript fundamentals (arrays, conditionals, loops, functions). Attendees should also have learned jQuery. That means that you either attended our HTML 101 workshop, JS 101 workshop and JQuery workshop, or that you learned those concepts online.

You can review them online at a few places:


<a href="">Khan Academy's HTML/CSS course

Codecademy's HTML/CSS course,



Codecademy's JS course

Khan Academy's Intro to JS course

GDI SF JS slides


Codecademy's jQuery course

</a> Tech requirements:Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay) and charger.A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox.A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC) or Notepad++ (PC).

<a href=""> Topics covered:

Image/iframe APIsJS widget APIs JSONP APIsJS API libraries


Payment is required to attend. If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, click here to request a scholarship<a href=""></a>. Due to the amount of applications, only the scholarship recipients will receive an email a few days before the workshop. Thank you for your understanding!


Thursday, Apr 20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)


44 Tehama Street (between 2nd/howard) San Francisco