Introduction to Using APIs with Python

Monday, January 29, 2018 at 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Building 4, 4-231
182 MEMORIAL DR (REAR), Cambridge, MA 02139

An application programming interface (API) is a tool that allows computers to communicate and share information. For social scientists, APIs can be useful for accessing data or services from firms, organizations, or government agencies. This workshop will introduce the use of APIs to obtain data from sources such as Survey Monkey, Twitter, or

This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to working with APIs, but have some familiarity with Python or have attended the Introduction to Python workshop.

Bring your own laptop and install the Anaconda distribution of Python 3.6 ( prior to the workshop. If you are having trouble installing this version of Python, please contact data science services at


Offered in conjuction with Data Science Services at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

Contact: Jennie Murack, 7-238, 617 258-6680, MURACK@MIT.EDU

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