January 16, 2022

The Electric Bookworm Library Tech Hackathon Begins Tomorrow at California State University, Bakersfield


From CSU, Bakersfield:

The School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering (NSME) at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) and Kern Innovation and Technology (KIT) is hosting the first Hackathon event from Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20.

This Electric Bookworm Library Tech Hackathon is an innovation competition designed to develop the best technology tools for library management and efficiency, patron access and outreach in Kern County.

Teams of students and professionals are encouraged to create innovative tools such as mobile apps, virtual tours or even robots. Libraries are a valued community resource that provide accessible knowledge and opportunity and can often be a place of invention and technology. KIT and CSUB invite the community to compete and develop technologies to help the local libraries better serve the community.


The Electric Bookworm Library Tech Hackathon will bring together students and professionals of technical and non-technical backgrounds to design and build solutions for community problems.

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On a Related Note:

Video Project Presentations From Toronto Public Library Open Data Hackathon (November 2015)

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