EDSIGCON Proceedings 2020

Virtual Conference, November 2020

Conference Highlights


2020 EDSIG Proceedings: Workshop Presentation


REST API for Beginners? Yes, Beginners!


Cynthia Trotta
Mendix, Inc.

Emma Diprizio
Mendix, Inc.

Objectives
Getting data from other services is a critical part of building software, yet it seems “too advanced” for students. Or is it? We all know a motivated student is an engaged student. We have the motivation needed. Instead of students creating a user dataset manually, they can automatically pull in users from a random user generator site. Exchange that low-skill time for learning this higher-skill method. With Mendix, an industry-leading low-code platform, teaching consuming data via REST API will no longer be too much for your students. Imagine your CIS student in an interview comfortably describing their REST API experience.

Targeted Attendees
Any IS Professors who are interested in learning about new technologies to enhance their current curriculum. A laptop and internet connection is recommended