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How to use an API: Hands on Coaching

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ARA SAT and Jisc are pleased to announce a unique oppurtunity to grapple with Application Programming Interfaces, a day-long pratical event on 8 September 2017 at Jisc in London.

The Application Programming Interface (API) is a method being adopted by more and more software and organisations to serve their data, especially to developers. This session will give you an overview of what an API does, how it works, and how to write some simple queries to return the data you want.

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Anyone with an interest; particularly aimed at anyone who wants to try using APIs but isn’t sure how to get started.

Please note

Places are extremely limited and avaliable only to ARA members. Please only a book a spot if you 100% intend to attend on the day. Please bring your own laptop, preferably one which isn't locked down by admin rights. Any questions, just email sat@archives.org.uk

About the trainer: Lucy Knight

Lucy worked in opto-electronics and fine arts before moving into local government, spending the last 15 years at Devon County Council in analytics and policy roles. Alongside the day job Lucy is also co-founder of the ODI Devon Node and Devon Open Data Forum, and an illustrator and sketch note artist using physical and digital media. She is currently developing the concept of the data storyboard and, building on her experience of working in at the extreme ends of the technical/creative spectrum, advocates for better communication and presentation around open data.

Programme

The event will start at 10:30am. Free tea and coffee will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.

10:30-10:35 Welcome

10:35-11:00 What are APIs? - Lucy Knight

11:00-11:30 Case Study: Use of APIs for the Archives Hub – Jane Stevenson, Jisc

11:30-12:00 Case Study: Use of APIs for a WW1 Discovery website - Ade Stevenson, Jisc

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:45 How to use an API: Hands on coaching - Lucy Knight

15:45-16:00 Wrap up

Coming Soon - 7th Novermber 2017

A Library Carpentry (archivists’ and records managers’ day) will be held at The National Archives in Kew. This hands on workshop will introduce computing fundamentals including the use of a Unix-style command line interface that allows you to work efficiently to find and manipulate data. Further details, and instructions for how to register will be forthcoming in September. For more info: https://librarycarpentry.github.io/

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Our focus this year is on digital literacy – exploring the skills we need to tackle archives in the 21st century – and we want to hear from you. Would you like to be more active in SAT? Get in touch! Is there something technology related you would really like training on but don’t know where to go? Drop us a line! Do you have a ‘stupid’ question you don’t know who to ask? We might just be able to help.

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