Saturday 11:30 a.m.–noon

So You Want to Build an API?

Megan Speir

Audience level:
Best Practices & Patterns


You might know what an API is. Maybe you've even implemented a handful of popular APIs out there, but you are thinking about building your own and don’t know where to start. This talk will show you how easy it is to build an API into your project using Python and Flask. We’ll also discuss best practices and design patterns for great APIs.


‘So You Want to Build an API’ is the talk for impressionable programmers who’ve used APIs but may have been hesitant to build them into their own applications, until now! Beginning with best practices and design patterns of a RESTful API, we will lead into a tutorial style talk that will guide the audience through the process of creating an API from scratch. You will learn how quick, easy and painless this process is with the help of our favorite language, Python and the lightweight framework Flask.