I set up a flask server following this tutorial http://flask.pocoo.org/. I created virtual environment using pip install flask. followed this tutorial, “implementing RESTful web api with python and flask” http://blog.luisrei.com/articles/flaskrest.html and went through all the “get” “post” request exercises using curl. sending a file with curl was interesting- you can see what I’ve done in testapi.py, and curl requests work on it. I ended up using the file "form.py" for my project in the python class, which uses post requests.