Learn What an API is by Using One w/ Carolina J. Säll of 46elks

Coding for Immigrants

Wed, Nov 9, 7:00 PM (UTC)


About this event


You might have heard the word API before. But what does it mean? What is an API? When should you use one? And how do they work?

We will during this workshop cover what, when and how to use an API by actually using one. Along the way we will also mention a lot of terminology that might be new to some, and familiar to others. We will also be looking at some helpful resources that you could use afterwards to dive deeper in to the world of APIs.


  • Download and install the POSTman app (you do not have to create an account on POSTman, it works fine with just the app)
  • Create a 46elks account

Why and when use APIs?

  • Open up access to data
  • Automation
  • Layer on top of complexity


  • url
  • request
  • response
  • status codes
  • docs
  • GET & POST
  • Authentication
  • format (json, xml, other)
  • Open data
  • www-formurl-encoded

Be brave!

You’ll encounter terminology and abbreviations that make no sense, and that’s ok! You are in this workshop to learn and we’ll do this together. You are here to learn so please ask questions 👏🏼

Here you can find all of the information that we will look at during the workshop: https://46elks.se/workshop-cfi

About Carolina

Hi, I am Carolina J. Säll, a developer at 46elks 🙋🏻‍♀️

Designer turned developer for the love of solving problems, learning, educating, building and meeting new people to have a Swedish fika with. Love sharing what I learn in order to create the same safe learning space which I have gotten in tech - Let’s change this game together!

I am always open to help, so if you have any questions please reach out, you can find me here: https://carolinajsall.se/ 👈🏼

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