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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 (, and was started in 2013 by George Atala and Aaron Culich,



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:


Campus Resources:

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


Suggested articles:

The Secret to Amazon’s Success: Internal APIs
by Kin Lane

Open Data Policy Guidelines
by Sunlight Foundation


Federal Government Agency APIs
by Kin Lane

Why are customers adopting cloud computing?
by Andy Jassy;hd=1


Git That Data
by Aaron Culich and Philip Stark


The Hunt For The Perfect API
by James Donelan


Meeting Blurbs:


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

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!



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

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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