The focus of this community is, and should be, technical. But lots of
people contribute to the "code" that gets written even if they don't write
code. Librarians, archivists, catalogers, curators, etc., provide coders
with real world problems that need to be solved. People who actually talk
to users regularly provide (usually) good insight into how our data should
be used / displayed/ filtered / tagged / whatever. Without that input, our
code, and more importantly the applications they power and that users
interact with, would be worse.
Leave up to just the coders and all library software would just be plugins
for irc chatbots.
So it is vitally important for us to make sure this community includes, and