Harnessing the APIs you didn't know existed

A surprising number of companies and services provide public APIs to access their data and services or interact with their application. This gives you, as a developer, a powerful set of tools to very simply build your own new apps and integrations. If you've learned some Python but aren't sure what to do next, then building small apps on public APIs is a great way to develop your skills further.

We'll go through the setup that most public APIs require, getting keys and using OAuth to access the APIs, hosting the app somewhere. We'll use a Slack bot as an example, plus some more examples with cool APIs. Lastly, we'll go through list of available APIs (and links to more lists) to get your creative juices flowing. You never knew that these services had an API.

Presented by

Katie Bell

Katie is a software engineer with a passion for education. She is currently wasting time on a collection of side-projects before starting a new job at Campaign Monitor just after PyCon AU. Previously, she worked at Grok Learning as a full-stack dev and at Google in Sydney and Switzerland first as developer and then Site Reliabilty Engineer.