Hitchhikers guide to APIs

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: David Eads of ProPublica Illinois
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 10:15am
  • Location: Indiana/Iowa
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

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.

Speaker Bios

  • David Eads is a news applications developer at ProPublica Illinois, 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 and NPR Visuals.

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