March 8-10 Hyatt Regency Crystal City
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

D104: Holding a Successful Hack-A-Thon

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Matthew Lorenzo, Teen Services Librarian, Santa Clara County Library District Cupertino Library
Gayathri Kanth, Community Librarian, Santa Clara County Library District Cupertino Library
Dr. Tod Colegrove, Dean of Albertsons Library, Boise State University Emeritus Professor, University of Nevada, Reno & Author, Selecting & Implementing Technologies in Libraries

Hear how 143 teenagers took over the Cupertino Library for CU HACKS, the first–ever hack-a-thon for teenagers in a public library setting. Ranging in age from 14 to 19, the teen participants were given a window of 12 hours (7 p.m.–7 a.m.) to collaborate on, design, and code innovative applications directly addressing the CU HACKS prompt to create social, educational, and gaming applications to help teenagers balance responsibilities, recreation, and improve the quality of both education and life. Learn how to host your own in-house hack-a-thon to open doorways to community partnerships, innovative technologies, and ground-breaking platforms for creating new and innovative applications that have the ability to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of others. Colgrove shares his insights and experience with hackathons in an academic library environment. Get lots of tips from our speakers!


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