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With Matt LeMay (Technology Communicator)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 08:00 PM   $30
General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl


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Matt LeMay
Technology Communicator

About This Class

From Twitter to Facebook to Tumblr to smartphones to ATMs, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) power our digital lives. In this session, we will discuss the basics of APIs: what they are, how they work, and why they matter. We will look at the APIs that power several popular services such as Foursquare and Instagram, and discuss the ways that businesses like American Express have used these APIs to their advantage. Even if you've never heard the term API before, you will walk away with a better understanding of the secret language spoken by the devices and applications that we interact with every day.

General understanding of APIs
Understanding the workings of APIs
Understand why you should care about APIs
Prereqs & Preparation

Students should have a desire to learn about API's!
About the Instructor

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Matt LeMay
Technology Communicator
Matt LeMay is a technology communicator. He helps organizations of all shapes and sizes to better understand and articulate the ways in which they can use technology to solve real, specific problems. He teaches regularly about APIs, big data, product management, and digital strategy. Previously, Matt worked as Senior Product Manager at New York-based music startup Songza (acquired by Google), and Head of Consumer Product and Platform Manager at Bitly, where he managed one of the most widely used APIs on the social web. Matt is also a musician, recording engineer, senior contributor to music website, and the author of a book about singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. You can find him online at
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