Library Startup Weekend Review

Bj2fySRIMAEDotxSeveral weeks ago, I posted on what it was like to attend my very first hackathon as purely a spectator. Flash forward to last weekend and I finally got my first crack at participating myself. The general goal of the event was simple: create (or theoretically create–more on this later) some sort of application or plan that can substantially help the library. Mo and I put together an application called Sticky Bookmarks which essentially crowdsources particular scenes from books, allowing others users to jump to the best bits. Alas, the application, while finished, failed to swing the judges into seeing how we had revolutionized the way books are perceived (perhaps that’s somewhat overdramatic but still).

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