Python Web APIs

February 8, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Location: Remote via Zoom. Link will be sent on the morning of the event.

Recordings: This D-Lab workshop will be recorded and made available to UC Berkeley participants for a limited time. Your registration for the event indicates your consent to having any images, comments and chat messages included as part of the video recording materials that are made available.

Date & Time: This workshop runs from 10am-12pm on:

• Thursday, February 8

Start Time: D-Lab workshops start 10 minutes after the scheduled start time (“Berkeley Time”). We will admit all participants from the waiting room at that time.


In this workshop, we cover how to extract data from the web with APIs using Python. APIs are often official services offered by companies and other entities, which allow you to directly query their servers in order to retrieve their data. Platforms like The New York Times, Twitter and Reddit offer APIs to retrieve data.

When APIs are not available, one can turn to web scraping. If you want to learn how to do web scraping in Python, attend the D-Lab Python Web Scraping Workshop.


We will assume a basic knowledge of Python. If you've taken the D-Lab's Python Intensive, that should be sufficient.

Prerequisites: D-Lab’s Python Fundamentals introductory series or equivalent knowledge.

GitHub Repository:

Software Requirements:Installation Instructions for Python Anaconda

Is Python Not working on your laptop? Attend the workshop anyway, we can provide you with a cloud-based solution until you figure out the problems with your local installation.

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