My Job Application to Plaid Inc.

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Submitted a really interesting application to Plaid Inc. tonight… through their API! Pretty interesting huh? Originally I submitted an application via the startup social network AngelList, but happened to discover their “Apply by API” option while checking out their careers page. Wish me luck!

My Application & Server Response from the Plaid API:

# REFERENCE: GET and POST requests using Python
# REFERENCE: Post JSON using Python Requests
import requests
import json
url = ""
data = {
'name': 'Christopher Pedersen',
'email': '',
'resume': '',
'github': '',
'twitter': '@topherPedersen',
'website': '',
'location': "Dallas, TX",
'favorite candy': 'Butterfinger',
'superpower': 'Wingsuit Pilot'
data = json.dumps(data)
headers = {'Content-type': 'application/json', 'Accept': 'text/plain'}
http_post_request =, data=data, headers=headers)
server_response = http_post_request.text