Build Your First Twitter Application

This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
July 12, 2012 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Build Your First Twitter Application
Originally Broadcast On:
July 12, 2012
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

This Webinar is $9.95 for members of ONA. For registration instructions and the ONA member promotion code, visit the Discounts page.

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Ready to move beyond using run-of-the-mill widgets available online and expand your use of APIs?

This one-hour Webinar will help you take the next step and build your first Twitter application using the basics of JavaScript and HTML. You'll get great tools and tips on building custom Twitter applications that match your website design. You'll also get a good look at the Twitter API and all of the options for using it. You'll see how you can customize the ways you display posts, and search for terms and parse the data onto your webpage.

This Webinar is for journalists, developers and others who have at least a working knowledge of HTML and have used Twitter widgets available online. If you want to learn the basics of APIs, Poynter's NewsU also offers an introductory Webinar, Programming for Non-Geeks: The Basics of Using APIs.

What Will I Learn:
  • Understand how to use Twitter API and tweet data object
  • Run a Web page with your own Twitter search
  • Plot basic geodata in a Google map
  • Build a simple Twitter application to add to your Web page
Who Should Take this Course:

Online producers, designers, developers and anyone who wants to include social media to stories.

Course Instructor:

Katharine Jarmul

Katharine Jarmul is vice president of technology at Pop-Up Pantry, a foodie start-up delivering gourmet meals to your home. She worked as lead developer at Loud3r, a content-curation start-up based in Los Angeles. She spent four years at The Washington Post and USA TODAY building applications as part of several open-source teams, primarily utilizing Python and Django.


ONAvation Webinar Series

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