Instructor Ratio: 6:1 (typical)
Skill Level: Int-Adv
Prerequisites: Some coding experience
Today's computers are constantly connecting to each other, requesting all kinds of data. Need to get directions from Google? No problem. Find out the latest tweets? Sure. Companies large and small today expose something call an Application Programming Interface (API) so apps can connect to their services (sometimes free, sometimes for a cost). APIs are one of the most useful tools for professional programmers today, so get a head start by building your own data connections with an API at this camp!
We'll be creating simple web applications to connect to a real live service used by professional coders like Google Maps
, COVID Data
or even NASA
's asteroids or Mars data APIs. We'll talk about the architecture of how a web page connects to these sources, and why APIs are so important to the world's technology.
Campers gain an understanding of how APIs are used, including:
How to call an API
How to structure a URL, and how to recognize its parameters
How to use or present the data from the API
Familiarity with JSON
As always, if your camper is a regular student at theCoderSchool, be sure to check with us first, as sometimes this material is covered in more detail in our regular after-school Coaching sessions.
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then sign up right there! Ask about some pre-camp Coaching
sessions to get your kids ready to go too!
What is theCoderSchool? We are an after-school drop-off (and virtual) program for kids
learning to code - a coding school! There's after-school kung fu. There's after-school music
lessons, sports, art, tutoring, Chinese, you name it, it's out there. But coding for kids?
We're among the first of many, and the largest in Silicon Valley with more locations on the
way around the country. The future will be ever more dependent on technology so let's get
our young generation ready. Learn to Code, Change the World®.
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