Nominations Open for the Next Developer House

Accepting nominations through September 22nd for December 1st - 5th event in Dublin, OH

After a lot of thinking about how to get library developers together in the same space with OCLC technical staff with dedicated time to work on some of the problems libraries are facing, we held our first, pilot, Developer House event last February. We ended up with a terrific group that not only produced some great projects, but was also a lot of fun.

We learned a lot at the first Developer House and found that the experience of working side by side with developers, hammering out implementation details as they built applications and code libraries around our Web services, powerfully illustrated their needs, goals, and challenges - all of which help us further the cause of supporting coding projects for libraries.

As a small group event, each Developer House will be unique. We’re excited about bringing the next group together and getting to know their diverse mix of backgrounds and interests, sharing our expertise and seeing what kinds of projects evolve from our discussions. If you know anyone interested in library resource discovery and technology projects, read on to learn more about the next Developer House. 

Call for Nominations

OCLC invites you to nominate library technologists for our next Developer House event, where participants will identify and work on hands-on projects putting OCLC Web services to work solving real-world problems for libraries and their users.

Sponsored by the OCLC Developer Network, Developer House is a place where library technologists can gather together for five days to share their perspectives and expertise as they hack on OCLC web services.

Participants will join us in Dublin December 1st – 5th, 2014 and can take advantage of dedicated time and space away from competing priorities to solve problems and sharpen skills while working on applications, code libraries, articles, or other projects employing OCLC Web services in support of libraries. There will be lots of room to spread out over couches, tables and bean bags while working alongside OCLC technical staff, learning and enjoying plenty of unstructured, hands-on work time.

This Developer House will aim at producing projects concentrated around users’ discovery needs. There are a variety of projects to work on in this space, and they could include anything from targeted enhancements in existing interfaces to creating new discovery interfaces.  There is a lot of potential to explore in the emerging trends in Linked Data and Entity-based description, including the possibilities for bringing new, uncatalogued data into a discovery interface.

The OCLC Developer Network is now accepting nominations through September 22, 2014.  We’re looking for innovative thinkers and problem solvers who are knowledgeable about discovery. Some demonstrated familiarity with APIs and OCLC Web services will be considered beneficial.  If you know someone who’s been thinking creatively about discovery, please encourage their nomination. Self-nominations are also welcome. Apply and carve out some time to take a bite out of this exciting problem space.

Nominate someone today!

Contact the Developer Network if you have any questions about Developer House.