Chugging SODA: How to maximize the SODA API
I am a developer at Socrata and will be supporting this event. We offer a cloud-based open data platform that hosts the NYC open data portal and other data portals for well over 100 government organizations worldwide. I’m super excited for this event and I will be holding a workshop on Saturday to teach about the SODA APIs. If you’re interested in learning how to take advantage of our Open Data APIs, please stop by! Bring your questions and let me know if there are specific things you’d like me to include in the session.
In the workshop I plan to cover:
- Introduction to SODA APIs and developer resources
- Simple to complex SQL-like queries on live datasets
- Geospatial queries
- API demos with awesome NYC datasets like 311 Service Requests
- Discussion / Q & A
Session time: Saturday at 3 PM
Discussion on API Design
I also plan on hosting a discussion on API design on Sunday. In the session we will examine, from a design perspective, the Socrata Open Data APIs (SODA) used not only for data consumption but also for data publishing (primarily used by our government customers). This will be a theoretical conversation about how to design effective APIs. We will mostly concern ourselves with RESTful web-based APIs because I know them best but it would be great to dive into other realms of APIs as well.