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Shelby Switzer

US Digital Service

Build Your Own Documented & Tested Healthcare API in 30 Mins


Shelby is a writer and civic technologist currently based in Washington, DC. She has a background in software development and API design and strategy, most recently in healthcare technology. Throughout her career she has focused on open data, open standards, civic/social/public tech, and civic hacktivism.

Talk description

Entering the healthcare tech space with a more general web development background? Here’s a hands-on guide to applying FHIR concepts, REST API principles, and the OpenAPI Specification (formerly known as Swagger) to build a healthcare API from scratch, complete with interactive documentation and tests. Come away with your own API and a better understanding of FHIR, OpenAPI, and the rich open source ecosystem and community supporting good API development and healthcare interoperability.