API Documentation is a burgeoning area in technical communication. Take a deep dive with Tom Johnson, the blogger and industry expert behind http://idratherbewriting.com/ and the free online course Documenting APIs: A guide for technical writers. If you’re a beginner, this is a great place to start. If you’re familiar with API docs, you’ll leave this workshop with a little more swagger. Join STC RMC and Write the Docs members at Metro State for a 4-hour workshop. If you sign up for the workshop, you can get a free ticket to Friday night’s program with Tom Johnson.
In this workshop on documenting REST APIs, you’ll learn about API documentation in the context of using a simple weather API to put a weather forecast on your site. As you use the API, you’ll learn about curl, Postman, Chrome’s Developer Console, JSON, and other details associated with REST APIs.