API Webinar Series: Case Studies From the FCC, FAA, and Department of Labor
|Date:||Wednesday, September 5, 2012|
Michael Byrne, FCC
Mike Pulsifer, DOL
Nick Dinatale, FAA
Gray Brooks, GSA (moderator)
NOTE: Large files will take more time to download.
- Webinar recording Part 1: APIs 201: Case Studies from the FCC, FAA, and Dept. of Labor (WMV, 19.5 MB, 56 minutes, September 2012)
- Webinar recording Part 2: APIs 201: Case Studies from the FCC, FAA, and Dept. of Labor (WMV, 28.4 MB, 23 minutes, September 2012)
- Webinar recording Part 3: APIs 201: Case Studies from the FCC, FAA, and Dept. of Labor (WMV, 28.8 MB, 22 minutes, September 2012)
- Presentation slides: Mike Pulsifer: National Broadband Map API Case Study (PDF, 640 MB, 13 pages, September 2012)
- Presentation slides: Michael Byrne: Developer.dol.gov (PDF, 3.26 MB, 9 pages, September 2012)
In this second installment of our API webinar series, experts from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will use easy-to-understand case studies to provide insights into how their agencies began using APIs. In the process, they explain what APIs are, why they are important, and how they relate to the future of government digital services. This webinar will be moderated by Gray Brooks, Senior API Strategist at GSA's Digital Services Innovation Center.
What You'll Learn
The presenters will explain:
- Where to get started with APIs
- How to employ your APIs for internal use
- Best practices for government APIs
About the Presenters
Michael Byrne is the Geographic Information Officer (GIO) for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He is the technical lead for the National Broadband Map. Michael has been instrumental in ushering in the open government functions at FCC for geospatial activities in particular with the development of the developer's resources at FCC. His work has significantly contributed to the Data Innovation Initiative at FCC and lead numerous data and analysis activities supporting FCC policy reform.
The former GIO for the State of California, Michael is an expert in the design, development, implementation, and use of geographic information systems (GIS) for research and policy. He has served as chair of the California GIS Council, a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, and on the board of directors for both GreenInfo Networks and the National States GIS Council.
Michael holds a masters in geography from the University of California at Davis and is a certified GIS professional.
Mike Pulsifer works for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Public Affairs and is responsible for Web and mobile application development and standards. Mike created the Department’s public API used by government and third-party apps, providing up-to-the minute economic data.
Nick Dinatale worked in the interactive services industry in New York for 13 years before joining the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the agency's Web Program Manager.