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Thank you for joining us for our 5th Anniversary celebration! We certainly hope you enjoy the conference. Here’s to Education, Collaboration, and Community!

Remember, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and you shouldn’t, either! To quote the old motto of another collaborative community, "We trick into learning with a laugh".

We wish you both laughter and learning - and lots of both!

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Tuesday, August 5 • 16:20 - 16:50
Can I Code Against an API to Learn a Product?

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“Can I learn how to use the product my company sells by interfacing with its API?”

That was the question I asked myself when I started at OpenDNS in the marketing department. Having learned and used Python in business school, I decided to create an application that would monitor my organization’s DNS queries and email me a daily list of all new domains.

This talk walks you through my journey of re-familiarizing myself with Python, interoperating with a new product’s API, and massaging the results into a daily alert. The end goal: to create something useful to reference for future development, to learn about the API, and to impress my colleagues - many of whom have no idea that I’m doing this in the first place.

In my talk, I will provide examples of my logic, coding decisions, and any other stumbling blocks I ran into along the way in the hopes that attendees will take the plunge and hack away at something cool to further their knowledge.


Adrienne Merrick-Tagore

Adrienne Merrick-Tagore is a unicorn - but by day, she works as Product Marketing Manager at OpenDNS. Prior to joining OpenDNS, she worked in Marketing at WhiteHat Security. Before WhiteHat, she worked in several roles in the Financial Services industry, including Product Management... Read More →

Tuesday August 5, 2014 16:20 - 16:50 PDT
Tuscany Suites 255 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV

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