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Exploring Google APIs with Python & JavaScript  

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2:15 PM Sunday
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Town Square A
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Want to integrate Google technologies into the web+mobile apps that you build? Google has various open source libraries & developer tools that help you do exactly that. Users who have run into roadblocks like authentication or found our APIs confusing/challenging, are welcome to come and make these non-issues moving forward.
The first half of the talk covers the Google APIs Client Library, specifically with Python, although you could use any of the other languages supported. We'll then describe the steps necessary to create projects & enable Google APIs from the Google Developers Console. Next we discuss how to create & access the needed credentials, then write code that talks to several Google APIs.
While you can do the same thing using JavaScript, there is another developer tool that gives you access to Google APIs but in a slightly different way. The second half of the talk covers Google Apps Script, a self-contained JavaScript environment in the Google cloud. You'll learn what Apps Script is and how it's more like using "services" than traditional APIs. We'll show its dev environment and create a Google Sheets spreadsheet w/code that talks to several Google APIs.
The applications you build, whether they use the Client Library or Apps Script, can be reached by any client, browser, desktop/laptop or mobile. Come join us & learn how to leverage the power of Google technologies in the next apps you build!

The Speaker(s)


Wesley Chun

+WESLEY CHUN, MSCS, is the author of Prentice Hall's bestselling "Core Python" book series & companion videos (, co-author of "Python Web Development with Django" (, and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being an engineer & Developer Advocate at Google, he runs CyberWeb (, a consultancy specializing in Python training. Wesley has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, including helping create Yahoo!Mail using Python almost 2 decades ago. He has taught numerous Python courses at Cisco, Disney, VMware, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, & Foothill College. Wesley holds degrees in CS, Math, and Music from the University of California, and loves traveling worldwide to meet developers, whether at a technical conference, user group meeting, or on a university campus. He is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation and can be reached on Google+ or Twitter (@wescpy).
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