WorldCat Mashathon US
sponsored by the OCLC Developer Network
Join fellow coders, developers and tech-enthusiasts for the next
two-day WorldCat Mashathon…in 3 different locations. Sponsored by the
OCLC Developer Network (http://www.oclc.org/developer), WorldCat
Mashathon U.S. will be held Thursday and Friday, April 7-8
simultaneously in 3 locations:
• Washington, DC
• Columbus, OH
• 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
• 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
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.
Log into the Developer Network, and then Register
(http://www.oclc.org/developer/events/worldcat-mashathon-us) now for