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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.