Friday, March 25, 2011

US WorldCat Mashathon Registration

Online Computer Library CenterImage via WikipediaOCLC announces registration for the US WorldCat Mashathon.
.Registration is now officially open for the WorldCat Mashathon US, sponsored by the OCLC Developer Network.

Join fellow coders, developers and tech-enthusiasts for the next two-day WorldCat Mashathon on Thursday and Friday, April 7-8 simultaneously in 3 locations:
  • Washington, DC
  • Columbus, OH
  • San Mateo, CA
We’re testing this distributed model, to see if a Mashathon is just as fun (and effective) if it’s run simultaneously in multiple places that are all connected via Webcast. You'll spend the two days brainstorming and coding mash-ups with OCLC Web services and APIs. Developers from the library community and beyond are encouraged to attend. Why attend the WorldCat Mashathon U.S.?
  • Brainstorm potential apps for the WorldCat Search API, MapFAST and other new OCLC Web services.
  • Gain development access to 1.5 billion items from more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.
  • Integrate these resources with many others to create innovative new services.
  • Meet fellow developers across the information industry.
  • Share your creative vision and be a part of the next wave of online library development.
Roy Tennant of OCLC Research and longtime Code4Lib participant will kick off the session. OCLC staff will also be available at each location for questions and breakout facilitation—and we’ll connect all the sites together via chat, IRC, video conference and Webcast. Ideas, outcomes and code from the Mashathon, together with a participants list, will be shared during and after the event for others to download and build on.

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