I have to admit this email makes me a little sad! NYPL has had so many
insights and innovations in library software, and I'd hate to think that
one of its employees would feel alienated from the organization by their
interest in pursuing it (tho there are a recent spate of departures).
Have you reached out to Ashley Blewer, Ben Vershbow, Shawn Averkamp, Josh
Hadro, Shana Kimball, David Riordan or Matt Miller? They're all recent or
current employees of NYPL with excellent reputations among our peers in
library technology and substantial professional networks among the
NYC-based library and cultural heritage technology sector. I know NYPL is a
sprawling organization and that might itself obscure its own efforts from
its own employees, but there are definitely things going on.
There's also local professional communities around and within METRO (
metro.org), Rhizome (rhizome.org), the School for Poetic Computation (
sfpc.io) NYCDH (nycdh.org) and of course Code4LibNYC (
www.meetup.com/code4libnyc). Somewhat more sporadically, there's an event
at NYU or Columbia, both of whose libraries employ a significant number of
software developers in different capacities.
Obviously this list is a great place to reach out to the national
community, but there's really a ton going on in the five boroughs.
On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 6:57 PM, Michael Rios <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello I hope you are all well!!
> My name is Michael I am a public librarian with the New York public
> I have been taking cs classes on and off for the last five years. I greatly
> enjoy them but feel slightly split between two worlds.
> Are there many of us (librarians) who code?? If so please let me know if
> you mind having your brain picked.
> Many thanks!!