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Presentation for 'Internet Librarian' conference

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This presentation reports on our experience organizing an academic library hackathon at Adelphi University and offers tips on how to do one of your own.

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Presentation for 'Internet Librarian' conference

  1. 1. C304 - Hack the Library: App Building Competition Stanislav “Stan” Bogdanov : Stan@StanRB.com Rachel Isaac-Menard : Isaac-Menard@Adelphi.edu ADELPHI UNIVERSITY 1
  2. 2. What is a ‘hackathon’? 2
  3. 3. “An event in which computer programmers and others involved in software and hardware development, including graphic and interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on projects.” - Wikipedia, based on Wired Magazine 3
  4. 4. - Adelphi’s hackathon 4
  5. 5. Not just a ‘hackathon’ hackfests codefests makeathons techfests open challenges 5
  6. 6. To “hack” means something different now 6
  7. 7. Benefits to patrons learning earning networking contributing 7
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  9. 9. Benefits to libraries fresh/new ideas & tools student engagement marketing/outreach 9
  10. 10. Organizing a hackathon @ Adelphi University 10
  11. 11. Buy-in internal & external 11
  12. 12. Legal & IT Review [insert student sign in pic] 12
  13. 13. reserve early consider dates carefully Booking & Reservations 13
  14. 14. Budget external sponsorship library organization 14
  15. 15. Prizes 15
  16. 16. Marketing pre-event get creative 16
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  20. 20. Marketing post-event 20
  21. 21. 21
  22. 22. Food 22
  23. 23. Volunteers & judges 23
  24. 24. 24
  25. 25. departments intro app ideas Library Presentation 25
  26. 26. Managing it all 26
  27. 27. Event Management 27
  28. 28. Recommendations 28
  29. 29. involve early and build core team marketing and promotion date and room 29
  30. 30. Positive Outcomes 30
  31. 31. new library app feature new ideas better library image inspiration for other events 31
  32. 32. App demos 32
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  34. 34. Team 1 34
  35. 35. Team 1 35
  36. 36. Team 1 36
  37. 37. Team 2 37
  38. 38. Team 3 38
  39. 39. Tools Overview 39
  40. 40. hacker league rules, FAQs, agenda appery adelphi.edu/hackathon 40
  41. 41. Q & A 41
  42. 42. Thank You Stanislav “Stan” Bogdanov : Stan@StanRB.com Rachel Isaac-Menard : Isaac-Menard@Adelphi.edu ADELPHI UNIVERSITY 42

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