Web APIs are the backbone of today’s internet and are the most common way we connect to web-hosted platforms. By the end of this session, attendees will be familiar with the concepts and tools needed to interact with a public API, as well as have a basic understanding of how APIs work under the hood. This workshop will cover concepts such as HTTP protocol, Authentication Schemes, and API Specs. We’ll also go through a few hands-on exercises and demonstrations of how to understand and interact with Forge and other APIs, while also learning useful tools like Postman, Curl, and Chrome Dev Tools.
- Discover basic concepts of Web APIs
- Learn how to use tools like Postman and Curl
- Experiment with Forge and Airtable API
- Get a basic understanding of API Authentication