GA Digital Buffet: Data and APIs // DESIGN 129, TECH 139, BUSINESS 259
Doug Rushkoff, Matthew LeMay, Chris Castiglione, Rob Spectre, and Akshay Patil
Tuesday, October 25th from 9:30 - 5:00 pm
Join General Assembly for a full week of immersive workshops that will turn students into able contributors to the digital landscape. Each full-day workshop will provide a thorough subject overview, highlighting trends, tactics, and forecasts of future activity.
Data and APIs - Tuesday, October 25th
APIs are changing the way business is done on the internet. This session will give students a practical introduction to APIs, including examples of successful APIs in the wild, examples of applications built on top of APIs and mashups. In addition, the class will discuss the advantages and challenges of building an API for your business, including revenue model considerations and case studies drawn from throughout the web. Live API demos will be provided by representatives of Twilio and Foursquare. Special introductory talk by Doug Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed.
|10:00||Program or be Programmed: The unforgiving bias of digital technology / Doug Rushkoff|
|11:30||The What and Why of APIs / Matthew LeMay
|1:00||APIs: Examples and Case Studies / Chris Castiglione|
|2:45||Twilio API Case Study / Rob Spectre|
|3:15||Foursquare API Case Study / Akshay Patil|
|3:45||Interactive Learning Exercises|
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