[Humanist] 26.358 events: Appfest for Digital Public Library of America

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 358.
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        Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 18:02:11 +0100
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Public Library of America Appfest

Dear all,

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is delighted to announce
our first Appfest, an informal, open call for both ideas and
functional examples of creative and engaging ways to use the content
and metadata in the DPLA back-end platform. The first Appfest will
take place on November 8-9, 2012, at the Chattanooga Public Library on
The 4th Floor. We’ll have access to their new 1 gig wireless internet
connection, so anything you build should be smokin’ fast!

We’re looking for web and mobile apps, data visualization hacks,
dashboard widgets that might spice up an end-user’s homepage, or a
medley of all of these. There are no strict boundaries on the types of
submissions accepted, except that they be open source (the DPLA
platform is released under a AGPLv3 license) and interoperable with
the DPLA platform. Participants are asked to pitch ideas for apps on
the DPLA Appfest wiki page before the event, as pitches made on the
wiki will inform what is made on Friday, November 9th.

For inspiration, participants might consider building or pitching an
app that recommends books and other content based on user preferences
or a certain set of criteria, an app that helps kids find content
related to the topic of their favorite book, or an app that visualizes
bibliographic data in new and interesting ways. Any number of
approaches to building or pitching an app that utilizes the DPLA
platform are open for exploration. We encourage participants to engage
the public in their development processes to the extent that they are
comfortable doing so.

Registration is free and open to the public; register here.

For more information about the DPLA Appfest, including a preliminary
agenda and information regarding scholarships, please consult the
Appfest page on our site.

Questions? Email us at dpla at cyber.law.harvard.edu.

Best,
Kenny

-- Kenny Whitebloom Berkman Center for Internet & Society 23 Everett 
Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138 617-384-9107 | kenneth.whitebloom 
(skype) http://cyber.law.harvard.edu
-- 





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