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API workshop video + audio + slides + workshop files from TC Camp

Jan 27, 2015 • api-doc, podcasts

I recently gave an API workshop at the TC Camp Unconference last weekend in Santa Clara, California. This post includes a video recording of my presentation, along with slides, audio, and workshop files.

I actually prepared four separate slide decks for the workshop, but only used 2 and a half of them. I don't know why I prepared so much. In the back of my mind, I was thinking that I could just use all of this material for a udemy course or something, without realizing that it would be impossible to compress it only the fly into a two hour slot.

At any rate, I'm providing all of the slide content here. If you have feedback of any kind, please let me know so I can improve with future workshops.

Video recording

This recording contains both the slides + audio for the full two hour workshop. I didn't edit this video, so you'll see some interruptions about wireless connectivity, parking, audience questions that are hard to hear, and more.

Workshop files

To get the workshop files, you can download them from Github here:

Alternatively, if you want the slides + workshop files all in one download, grab it here:


I uploaded my four slide decks to Slideshare because it makes it easier to view the slides online. You can also get the raw PowerPoint slides by downloading them via the link in the previous section.

Slideshare now has the ability to integrate video into slides, so I integrate the above youtube video at the end of two of them.

API workshop: Introduction

API workshop: Introduction to APIs (TC Camp) from Tom Johnson

API workshop: Deep dive into REST APIs

API Workshop: Deep dive into REST APIs from Tom Johnson

API workshop: Deep dive into Javadoc

API workshop: Deep dive into Java from Tom Johnson

API workshop: Deep dive into code samples

API Workshop: Deep dive into code samples from Tom Johnson

Note that this slide deck is almost identical to a presentation I gave previously as a webinar to the soap! conference. You can see the slides + recording here. This recording provides a much better exploration of code samples than I gave during the TC Camp Unconference presentation.

Audio only

If you only want the MP3 file for the audio only (e.g., if you want to put it on your iPhone and listen on the go), you can listen to or grab the audio file here.

Length: 127 min.

Download MP3 (right-click and select Save As)

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Tom Johnson

I'm a technical writer based in the California San Francisco Bay area. In this blog, I write about topics related to technical communication — Swagger, agile, trends, learning, plain language, quick reference guides, tech comm careers, academics, and more. I'm interested in simplifying complexity, API documentation, visual communication, information architecture and findability, and more. If you're a technical writer of any kind (progressional, transitioning, student), be sure to subscribe to email updates using the form above. You can learn more about me here. You can also contact me with questions.