It’s been two years since we released our collections database API and since that time we’ve seen a variety of use from iPhone and iPad apps to integration of our data in other collection projects. As part of the thinking behind the creation of the API, we had hoped to engage our community of local developers, but time often got away from us as it will do in a busy, but small web team. When Jonathan Vingiano asked us to present an API workshop at the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt, we jumped at the chance.
We are especially happy to say we are part of the independent track, which is organized by NY Hacker and we are going to be in some awe-inspiring and jaw-droppingly good company with fellow presenters: Nodejitsu, Hyperpublic, Aviary, Etsy and Hunch!
Paul and I are looking forward to meeting you at the event; we are psyched to see what your new eyes and fresh perspective will bring to our 93,000 collection records available through the API. To get started, apply for an API key and we’ll see you at the event!
Shelley is the Vice Director for Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she works to further the Museum's community-oriented mission through projects including free public wireless access, web-enabled comment books, projects for mobile devices and putting the Brooklyn Museum collection online. She is the initiator and community manager of the Museum's initiatives on the social web. She organized Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Split Second: Indian Paintings, and GO: a community-curated open studio project. In 2010, Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and she's been featured in the New York Times. She can be found biking to work or driving '74 VW Super Beetle in Red Hook, Brooklyn with her dog Teddy. ::contact::