New event technology is being created everyday. In a perfect world, there would be only one piece of technology that could handle all of your business needs. The reality is that event planners need things like APIs and integrations to connect everything together.
As an event planner, it is to your advantage to learn how web technology works. Knowing what APIs, servers, protocols and HTTP requests are and how they work together is the key to making the most of your technology.
In 2005 there were only a few APIs, by contrast, today there are over 21,000 APIs available. The use of this ‘tool’ is so widespread that is practically unavoidable. You’ve likely heard of APIs before but you may not know what they are or how they work. An API is essentially a ‘tool’ that makes a website’s data digestible for a computer. Let’s say you have a mobile application for your event that attendees can use. When the attendee refreshes the mobile app, it talks to a server via an API to display the latest event data. Not so scary, right?
Once you understand the fundamentals of web technology, you’ll be empowered to choose the best-in-craft technologies and be able to use them together with ease.
Download An Event Planner’s Guide to APIs, Integrations & Co. to learn the fundamentals of web technology and how to make the most of your event technology.