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 Bernstein is the Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she works to further the Museum's community-oriented mission through digital projects. Through her work at the Museum, she explores the intersection of public participation and digital and has organized three projects— Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Split Second: Indian Paintings, GO: a community-curated open studio project—which enabled the public to participate in the exhibition process. She's currently working on a museum-wide digital initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of their Bloomberg Connects program. In 2010, Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and her work on the Museum's digital strategy and approaches to social media have been featured in the New York Times. She can be found biking to work or driving her '74 VW Super Beetle in Red Hook, Brooklyn with her dog Teddy. ::contact::