Code4Lunch

May 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

2032 LIB

University Libraries Brown Bag Lunch Event: Code4Lunch
Location: 2032 LIB
Date: May 7, 2013
Time: 12-1pm
Facilitators:
Emily Shaw (Digital Preservation Librarian)
Shawn Averkamp (Data Services Librarian)
Session Description:
Most of us interact with a variety of networked technology systems in the course of our daily work. We might be regular users of a system without ever really knowing how it works. Getting under the hood of library technology can be intimidating for everyone, even folks with strong technical backgrounds. But developing an understanding of this technology can be professionally and personally empowering. None of us can know all there is to know about technology, but we can build a culture of openness, inclusiveness, curiosity, and creativity, and challenge ourselves to learn more and learn from each other. Developing a greater base of technical knowledge among UI Libraries staff will help us become a stronger, more confident, and more collaborative organization.
With this goal in mind, all are invited to a monthly Brown Bag Lunch we’re calling Code4Lunch, riffing off the name of the organization Code4Lib (http://code4lib.org/about). Whatever your level of technical expertise, the only prerequisite for participation is a desire to learn more about library technology. Code4Lib is a self-organizing community of people interested in and working with digital library technology. Code4Lunch follows a similar principle of self-organization, with participants deciding on topics, and volunteering to give brief presentations or lead discussions.
Our next meeting on Tuesday May 7 will feature lightning talks on library technology from Libraries staff.
Advance registration is not required but appreciated. Please contact Shawn Averkamp (shawn-averkamp@uiowa.edu) with any questions.