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Introduction to APIs


This workshop is intended to orient complete beginners to APIs. By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • articulate what an API is
  • formulate an API query
  • retrieve information through an API call


To make the most of the workshop activities please install Open Refine ahead of time.


0:00 Setup and introductions
0:05 What is an API?
0:25 Working with APIs
0:45 Calling an API with a script
1:00 Activities

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