Help with pulling information from the API in the weather app

I thought I was doing something fundamentally wrong. This weekend I went to a code camp meetup and the guy hosting it couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong either. Could someone point me in the right direction as to why I’m not able to pull anything from the API? My codepen is here:

Thank you

Whenever you encounter an issue, take a look at the developer tools to see what’s going on. Here, we can see this error was logged.

jquery.min.js:2 Uncaught ReferenceError: position is not defined
    at HTMLDocument.<anonymous> (pen.js:13)
    at j (jquery.min.js:2)
    at k (jquery.min.js:2)

What does this mean? Well, it means that it can’t access the position variable. Let’ take a look at your code (I’ve indented it a little so it’s more clear).

navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(function(position) {
    $("#location").html("latitude: " + position.coords.latitude + "<br>longitude: " + position.coords.longitude);

var lat = position.coords.latitude;

The position is passed as an argument to .getCurrentPosition(). But the trouble is; that position disappears as soon as the function does. This means that position stops being defined for

var lat = position.coords.latitude;

You’ll probably want to move those statements into the function, then.

Good luck and happy coding!