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Main meeting: Demystifying the REST API

Despite their ubiquity, the details of what makes an API RESTful are often lost even on experienced developers. We'll cover the basics of the HTTP protocol that drives most REST services, break down the lingo, and clear up some misconceptions about this powerful and popular methodology.


Samantha Quiñones is a software engineer and lead developer at She is an active member of the Washington, DC PHP developer community, speaker, occasional blogger, and full-time process nerd.

BONUS: Truc-Mai Luu from the EPA will speak briefly at the beginning about about EPA's Developer Central and provide information about an upcoming Hackathon that EPA will be participating in called DataBay. 

Developer Central is a resource platform that provides various datasets, APIs, etc. to developers who interested in building applications using EPA data and Web services.

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  • Christian A.

    Excellent presentation by Samantha Quinones, bonus EPA dev tools and World Cup. Glad I braved the rain.

    July 10, 2014

  • Ray P.

    As expected, Samantha is a strong speaker with a good command of her material. A real asset to the DC Dev community!

    3 · July 9, 2014

    • Eric M.

      She really knocked it out the park, though what was with her disdain for AngularJS developers?

      July 10, 2014

  • Juan C.

    I could not be on time because of the game Netherlands agains Argentina. But I will keep following the news in this group!

    July 9, 2014

    • Sandy S.

      Too bad, we had the game on until the penalty kicks were over!

      July 10, 2014

  • Tory G

    Hey all, I might not be able to make it til 7pm ish... Is 6:30-7 planned to be mingling time before the talk, like last month?

    July 3, 2014

    • Sandy S.

      So tonight since we have a last-minute addition, we'll try to start the presentation portion at 6:45.

      July 9, 2014

    • Tory G


      July 9, 2014

  • Sandy S.

    Reminder: The venue has limited space, so if you can't make it, please change your RSVP so people waiting can get in.

    Also, see the addendum above for information about an additional speaker: 15 minutes about the EPA's APIs and hackathon with the EPA's Truc-Mai Luu.

    July 9, 2014

  • remy

    I'm In for this event and look 4ward to networking!

    July 9, 2014

  • David M.

    Would someone please come down and open the front door?

    July 2, 2014

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