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WorldCat Mashathon US registration now open

Join fellow coders, developers and tech-enthusiasts for the next two-day WorldCat Mashathon… in 2 locations.

Sponsored by the OCLC Developer Network, WorldCat Mashathon U.S. will be held Thursday and Friday, April 7-8 simultaneously in 2 locations:

  • Washington, DC
  • 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. Participants will spend the two days brainstorming and coding mash-ups with Web services and APIs to take advantage of all that WorldCat, the world’s largest and most comprehensive bibliographic database, has to offer. 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.
  • Learn more about the cooperative platform that OCLC is working on—and how you can contribute
  • 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.