Other ways to bring something to the attention of the Code4Lib community:
* Post it on a blog that's included in Planet Code4lib. (Ask me to
include a new blog on Planet Code4lib if you have one that should be but
* Submit it as an article to the Code4Lib Journal. If you think your
thing isn't sophisticated enough to be in the Journal -- that probably
just means it should be a very short article! If it's interesting enough
to share with the community, it might belong in the Journal, although
the length of the article should ideally be proportional to how
complicated or "significant" it is.
On 10/16/2011 10:58 PM, Birkin James Diana wrote:
> (I posted this recently on g+, and a few folk pointed out that it'd make sense to post it here.)
> The other day Ted Lawless, a fellow programmer, called me over to show me some cool features he had added to the terrific new library search interface he's been working on. I wanted the code4lib community to see some of this great work, and remembered something Roy Tennant did a while ago.
> Roy had posted to g+ that he was working on something, and that he was going to set up a g+ hangout at a specified day& time to discuss that work with anyone interested. I and a co-worker working on similar stuff joined that hangout with a few other people, and it was a good experience.
> I think the growth of code4libcon, and of regional code4lib unconferences, is in part an indication that our community is loaded with passionate programmers who love learning how others create interesting useful things.
> With that in mind, it's made me think more of us should follow in Roy's footsteps: post a message to the c4l list about a success or investigation, and give a date&time of a g+ hangout to talk about it and show some under-the-hood code. This is sort of along the lines of Peter Murray's experimental webinar-based code4lib gathering some months ago, but more spontaneous and decentralized. Some of the 'showing' part might require a coworker to join the hangout to aim a phone or laptop camera at a screen, but it'd be an interesting experiment.
> Birkin James Diana
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> Brown University Library
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