Working with the AP Elections API

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Sam Cohen of The Associated Press; Matt Della Volpe of The Associated Press
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 13 at 10:15am
  • Location: Gold Coin
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This workshop will walk users step by step through creating some simple applications to consume and display data from AP’s Elections API. It will be hands on, and participants will be provided links after the session to download the code and materials on their own.

The workshop will be most meaningful to those with any experience writing code to interact with a RESTful API. The sample applications will be developed in Python, but the concepts used to consume the AP Elections API are relevant to any programming language that can make HTTP calls.

Speaker Bios

  • Sam is a Director of Software Development at the Associated Press. He has worked for AP for more than 10 years, and he currently runs a software team of about 10 developers. This team builds and maintains AP's content distribution system, AP's APIs, editorial photo processing, and various web portals that AP uses to move and sell content around the world.

  • Matt Della Volpe (@mattdellavolpe) is a Software Engineer on AP's API team. Matt spends his free time developing a raspberry pi powered, motion activated, web accessible, infrared camera to keep tabs on his cat (long story). mattdellavolpe on Github

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