Library Code Year Interest Group

When: 
Saturday, June 29, 2013 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Location: 
Marquette Room
Description: 

The LITA/ALCTS Library Code Year Interest Group is sponsoring a introduction to Python programming preconference at ALA Annual (June 28, Chicago). Based on the highly successful Boston Python Workshop, this is a friendly, supportive crash course that welcomes people at all levels of technical experience.

Why should I learn anything about coding? My answer: catalogers work with massive amounts of curated bibliographic data, and being able to manipulate it in new and different ways and in ever increasing amounts is key as we move forward into the bibliographic future and the world of linked data and the semantic web. So learning about coding, and learning to code, gives us more options to curate our own data.

Interested? You can register for the preconference at any time, but the early bird deadline for Annual is this Friday, so if you're planning to go to the conference and haven't registered yet, this is a good time -- rates will go up next week.

More information at http://ala13.ala.org/ticketed-events#LITA .

Come learn Python! It's fun, I promise. :)

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Cost: 
Included with conference registration
Last Updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 3:15pm CDT
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