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APIs4Cal was created to share thoughts and news related to APIs and data openness at Cal.   
APIs for Cal is organized by Russ Connacher (russellc@berkeley.edu), and was started in 2013 by George Atala and Aaron Culich,


 

Meetings:

The API Social series meets every month or so, usually off campus.


Join the APIs4Cal google-group:

Keep the conversations going beyond our meetups.  It is also a great place to network, collaborate on projects, and ask for support:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116832717318866893689

 

Campus Resources:

To publish or consume APIs, start at the API portal: developer.berkeley.edu
To suggest a new API, or anything related to data openness, join: ideas.berkeley.edu.  Don't forget to vote for other ideas you may like.

 

Suggested articles:

The Secret to Amazon’s Success: Internal APIs
by Kin Lane
http://apievangelist.com/2012/01/12/the-secret-to-amazons-success-internal-apis/


Open Data Policy Guidelines
by Sunlight Foundation
http://sunlightfoundation.com/opendataguidelines/

 

Federal Government Agency APIs
by Kin Lane
http://federal-government.apievangelist.com/


Why are customers adopting cloud computing?
by Andy Jassy
https://www.youtube.com/embed/yMJ75k9X5_8?rel=0;hd=1

 

Git That Data
by Aaron Culich and Philip Stark
https://github.com/stat157/fall-2013

 

The Hunt For The Perfect API
by James Donelan
http://blogs.mulesoft.org/the-hunt-for-the-perfect-api/

 

Meeting Blurbs:

 

Date: Wednesday, 7/16
Time:
starting at 4pm
Location:
Beta Lounge, 2129 Durant Ave
Description: 


Ever been to one of our API Socials?  If you have, you know there's great conversations to be had with interesting colleagues from across campus about APIs and service-based integration, or whatever comes to mind. Oh, and adult beverages. 

The next API Social will be held at Beta Lounge (2129 Durant Ave, near Shattuck) on Wednesday 7/16, starting at 4pm. We don't have a special guest for this meeting, so bring your ideas for whom we should chase after to speak at future get-togethers.

Hope to see you all there!

Cheers,
Russ


 

Date: Wednesday, 5/21
Time:
starting at 4pm
Location:
Beta Lounge, 2129 Durant Ave
Description: 

Our regular social get-together to talk about all things API, and at 4:45pm special guest Raymond Yee will describe his upcoming APICon 2014 session on how to consume APIs with Python.

 


 

 

Historical Meeting Notes:

 

Wed, December 18, 2013, 5:00 PM - A good year of API...

Thu, September 26, 2013, 4:30 PM - Twitter @ Cal, with Sylvain Carle - at Freehouse

 

Thu, Aug 8, 2013, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - APIs and Data Management for Researchers

 

Thu, May 30, 2013, 4:30 PM - API Social

Thu, April 25, 2013, 4:00 PM - API Social: students hack APIs @ Cal

Thu, March 7, 2013, 4:30 PM - Demos: Critical datasets, Mashups, CalCentral Events, Class Textbooks and free ePub editions, API Management - at Beta

Thu, February 14, 2013, 3:00 PM -  Invited Conversations with Mark Korver of Amazon Web Services - at Becs

Tue, Feb 12, 2013, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - An overview of current APIs available on campus at AppNet with George Atala

Sat, February 2, 2013, 1:00 PM - Code4Cal Hackathon

 

 

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