I have been given the great honor of speaking at the 2012 Las Vegas WordCamp. Las Vegas is a place that my life travels have not yet sent me, so I am excited for this opportunity to visit such an iconic city and socialize with the amazing WordPress community.

I will be talking about Interacting with External APIs. A blurb about my talk follows:

There is a lot of talk these days about taping into the resources available through external APIs (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc). Much of the functionality needed to interact with APIs is already included in the core through the HTTP class. In this session you will learn the concepts behind pulling data from an external API, sending data to an external API, how to utilize WordPress caching to increase speed and functionality, etc.

Companion Tutorial https://ben.lobaugh.net/blog/46117/wordpress-interacting-with-external-apis

Sample Code https://github.com/blobaugh/2012-WordCamp-Las-Vegas-API-Demo

Slides Interacting with external APIs

Check back with this page later as I will be following up with additional resources related to my talk.

Hope to see you there!