STC-PSC and SDK Bridge Present Intro to Web API Doc Workshop
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December 2nd from 10am – 4pm (Saturday)
Cost: Normally $90 (but $75 for STC)
Location: Galvanize at 111 So. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Web API documentation is a fast-growing field for technical writers, providing highly-paid, exciting work with cutting edge technology. Web APIs are how data is passed on the internet between mobile devices, web apps, and servers. They are considerably simpler than programming languages, and relatively easy to learn how they work.
This 6-hour workshop covers JSON (structured data) and how to document it, as well as REST requests and responses, and how to document them. It will also provide a short introduction to Markdown, the simple markup language.
No programming experience is required.
Bring a laptop or tablet that will allow you to type easily and browse the web. A text editor like Notepad++ or SublimeText is recommended, but not required.
There will be a 30-minute lunch break. Bring your lunch or buy lunch at nearby locations.
Within walking distance from the Pioneer Square bus tunnel station. Paid parking is available nearby at Stadium Place ($3/hr).
About the Presenter:
Peter Gruenbaum is the president of SDK Bridge, which specializes in API documentation. He founded the company to bring together his love of technology and writing. He has worked as an API writer to describe APIs for e-commerce, automobile traffic prediction, electric utilities, cameras, tractors, and cat humor sites, just to name a few. He has published four online courses on writing API documentation on the Udemy platform. Peter received his BA in Physics from the University of Chicago and his PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University.