Hitchhikers guide to APIs
In this hands-on session, you will use Postman to interrogate a web API. David Eads of ProPublica Illinois will guide you through the process of constructing a magic URL that will tell you how Chicago’s violent crime in 2016 compares to other years.
This session is good for: Beginners. If you’ve ever thought about what goes on in the location bar of your browser, have an eye for patterns, or want better ways to answer your reporting questions, you’ll have a blast.
David Eads is design and delivery editor at The Chicago Reporter, where he combines journalism with software development. In the early 00’s, he helped found the Invisible Institute, where he ran a site about Chicago public housing called The View From The Ground. He later helped create FreeGeek Chicago, a community-based computer recycling organization. He has worked on visual journalism teams at the Chicago Tribune, NPR Visuals, and ProPublica Illinois.
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