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Hooked on Webhooks  

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3:30 PM Saturday
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A webhook is a “user-defined http call back”. Many APIs have and use them as a way of notifying you when something has happened in your system. However they can sometimes be confusing to use and test and deploy. Come to my talk to find out how to work with them using Node.js. I’ll also show you some other tools you can use to work with them. At the end of this talk you should be able to tell: - What is a Webhook. - How to use and test Webhooks. - How to build your own webhooks. - I’ll show you a few APIs – github, twilio, paypal that expose webhooks - I’ll show you how to build a simple application that uses webhooks

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Justin Woo

Justin Woo is a Developer Evangelist at PayPal and has been programming ever since he got his first IBM XT running DOS. He loves writing mobile applications (especially hybrid-HTML5 applications) and wishes everything could be done in LISP. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering around with cool hardware. He’s built a game for Autistic Children, a Robot that can be controlled remotely and even a Kinect game involving tapeworms. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Computer Engineering and was previously a Program Manager at Microsoft. He lives with his wife and two dogs - one of which refuses to admit that he is blind and the other that likes to pretend she's a rabbit. In his spare time he loves playing squash and board games (his favorite being Settlers of Catan). He also grew up in Singapore and so please don't mind his Singlish.
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