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22NTC Session: IT
APIs for Newbies, Non-Techies and Nonprofits
Submitted by: Emily Hicks-Rotella | Make Tech Work For You

Description

You’ve heard of them, you’ve asked about them, you’ve used them a hundred times a day without even realizing or thinking about them – they are APIs and they are busting out of the background and into the mainstream for non-profits and non-techies, too. In this short session we will get everyone on the same page about the what, why, when, where, who, and how to use APIs (and integrations in general) for mission-driven work. Don’t know what an API is? Don’t Google it – there is way too much to take in all at once. Instead, come learn the basics in 30-mins and get excited about what comes next. We’ll also look at “no code” systems that use APIs to make them awesome (like Zapier and IFTTT).


Session Type

30 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop shared language to talk about integrations and APIs
  • Learn from reviewing examples of how APIs are used for mission-driven work
  • Next steps for learning and professional development opportunities for APIs

Target Audience

You’ve heard about APIs and are intrigued, but feeling a little overwhelmed or intimidated to start learning