Building a Better Web
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Erin McKean

Erin McKean
Developer Relations Program Manager, Open Source Strategy | Founder, Google | Wordnik

Website | @emckean

Erin McKean is the founder of the newly not-for-profit, the world’s biggest online dictionary, and developer relations program manager at Google. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. Before JavaScript, she dabbled in HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark. (If you’ve ever written anything in Omnimark, she’ll buy you a drink.) Erin’s the author of the Weird and Wonderful Words books, the best-selling novel The Secret Lives of Dresses, and, most recently, The Hundred Dresses, a field guide to dresses. She blogs at When you meet her, please tell her your favorite word.


11:00am–11:40am Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Web Services and APIs
Location: 212 A/B
Secondary topics:  Case studies and comparisons, JavaScript frameworks and libraries (Angular, React, Ember, Vue, etc.)
Erin McKean (Google | Wordnik)
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There is more data available today than ever before, but available datasets are not necessarily accessible datasets. Datasets often languish because they lack easily accessible APIs, or worse, precious research time is spent recreating tools needed to work with data. Erin McKean explains how to build and deploy a useful API for a legacy dataset with LoopBack, an open source Node API framework. Read more.