Hosting May DC Web API Meetup at Development Seed

By Nate Smith on May 06 2013

This Thursday, May 9 at 6:00pm we're hosting this month's meeting of the DC Web API User Group at the Development Seed office. Each month the Meetup focuses on web API development and technologies, and is a new group for sharing the latest developments in web API's in the area. Speakers include our own Dave Cole, who will present the latest work on the new healthcare.gov content API, and how we're using it to add dynamic features to a CMS-free website.

As a part of the upcoming relaunch of the new healthcare.gov, all content will be made available through a JSON API. This opens up the ability for other government agencies or private sector websites to pull in up-to-date official content. Dave will run through how we're using a custom Jekyll plugin to generate the API, how the site consumes this API itself to generate dynamic features, and how offering a content API will help extend the reach of official content to other websites.

There is a full evening of great speakers. Marina Martin from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Transportation Security Administration's Neil Bonner, and Barg Upender from Mobomo will all be presenting their latest work.

Join us at the Development Seed office. We'll be kicking things off at 6:00pm with food and drinks, sponsored by our friends at CHIEF and GitHub.

  • 6:00 - 6:30 Food, drinks and networking
  • 6:30 - 6:45 Introductions & Community Announcements
  • 6:45 - 8:00 Presentations
    • Dave Cole, Development Seed
    • Marina Martin, OSTP
    • Neil Bonner, Transportation Security Administration
    • Barg Upender, Mobomo
  • 8:00 - 9:00 Panel + Q&A

Development Seed's office is at 1714 14th St NW. The entrance is off the alley behind the west side of 14th Street.

Map to DevSeed Office

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