Code Year Community
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Last night I heard Jessica McKellar, a big shot on the Boston Python scene who's going to be one of the PyCon keynotes next spring, tell us all why we should go to PyCon. tl;dr if you can, you should go to PyCon! It sounds like it'll be an awesome time if you're at all interested in Python -- friendly to people at all skill levels, and this year it's focusing on education, so I think it'll be especially good for beginners and for people running any kind of code events at their libraries. It's next March in Santa Clara: https://us.pycon.org/2013/
I thought it would be nice if we introduced ourselves.
I'm Andromeda. Simmons MLS 2010, thought I'd work for an academic library doing electronic resources or something, found myself working at a startup doing ebooks and social media and web development and copy writing and pretty much whatever needs doing.
I'm hoping this group will attract a mix of people with some code experience who are eager to help out, and people with minimal or no code experience who are eager to learn, and we can all hold hands together.
var conclusion = "Learning code is super-awesome and empowering";
Exciting news: we have officially formed a new Library Code Year Interest Group. Jointly sponsored by ALCTS and LITA, this group aims to support ALA members who want to improve their computer programming skills and connect with other members with an interest in computer programming. This new group will not replace the Code Year community that has developed here, but we would definitely love to have each and every one of you join the new IG! You can check out the new group at: http://connect.ala.org/node/167971. Hope to see you there!
I just whinged about this on Twitter. One thing that is bugging me a bit as I go along (especially with gaps of time) is trying to remember the syntax for certain commands. I don't have time to start today, but what do people think of developing a reference document that develops as additional syntax and commands are added to our repetoires?
I'll play with the idea tomorrow night after work and see what may work. Ideally it would be a document that can be referenced by the command and also by the week where it was introduced (people remember and look for info in different ways). Any ideas on this front are welcome.