Yes our Labs department is great!! Ben and Josh are both very nice and I am
reaching out to them again, my schooling had to be put on pause for a bit.
I was not trying to critique NYPL, though like any human institution is has
It was more of a commentary of being in a work place and school environment
that feel very different and trying to bring those two worlds together.
Which you wonderful people have been extremely helpful with.
On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 8:05 AM, Benjamin Armintor <[log in to unmask]>
> 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.
> - Ben
> 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
> > library.
> > I have been taking cs classes on and off for the last five years. I
> > 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!!
> > Sincerely,
> > Mike
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