This hand-on workshop would introduce the audience to REST APIs and AJAX/jQuery. We would walk through how to incorporate AJAX calls into a JavaScript based application. Once the basics have been covered, we would use common tools that have publicly available APIs, such as Google Maps or Slack, to incorporate external data into their Javascript front-end. We would work through developing proper error message handling for bad calls and responses and how to debug them. I would also introduce how to manipulate your DOM with positive API responses and restructuring response data to fit your needs. Attendees would leave the hands-on workshop with a deeper understanding of what a REST API is, what AJAX and jQuery are, and how to integrate all these tools into their front-end application using JavaScript.