Hey all,

Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago next week!  Some folks have
already signed up for the DPLA
Monday afternoon, but for those who are on the fence/interested in the Digital
Public Library of America <> but not sure about their
technical skills, here is some additional information.

Here <> is a quick rundown of key
things to know for the hackfest.  We'll have a handful of DPLA folks—myself
and SJ Klein (we co-chair the DPLA's participation and technical groups),
Jeff Licht (who's guiding the DPLA's technical development efforts), a
couple of developers from the Berkman Center (which is currently housing
the DPLA planning effort), and a representative from the DPLA
Secretariat—on hand to answer any questions you might have about the DPLA,
our platform/API, our upcoming launch in April, and our
soon-to-be-announced Appfest this spring.  Monday's hackathon is geared not
only toward developers eager to get their hands dirty with our new API, but
also toward those who are curious about the DPLA as a whole.

Please don't hesitate to let me know offlist if you have any specific

On a more personal note, I just want to say how psyched I am to be
attending this conference and meeting all of you in Chicago.  The code4lib
list/community has helped me solve countless problems over the past few
years, and I've always wanted to be part of one of these events.

See you soon!


Nate Hill
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