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Startup Weekend Toronto EDU: Library Edition a new experiential learning event for the library community.

Looks like a great weekend event…

Startup Weekend Toronto EDU: Library Edition
a new experiential learning event for the library community.  
It will be held in downtown Toronto in space donated by Mozilla Toronto during the weekend of March 28-30, 2014.
Sponsored by Dysart & Jones.
The Library Edition of Startup Weekend is the first-ever library-focused version of this program, one experienced by over 100,000 individuals over 1,000 events in more than 400 cities around the globe since 2007.  It offers a one-of-a-kind, hands-on opportunity for library and information professionals from a broad range of work settings to work with developers, designers and business people from the startup community to build solutions for library problems over the course of a single weekend.
The event will begin on a Friday night, with attendees bringing ideas to pitch before an audience. Teams, comprised of both technical and non-technical participants,will form around the best ideas and then spend Saturday and Sunday building a prototype.  Volunteer coaches and mentors are available throughout the weekend to provide advice and support. The event will culminate with product demos before a panel of judges, with prizes awarded on the Sunday afternoon.
Startup Weekend Toronto EDU: Library Edition will bring together passionate people from the library world and tech worlds, as well as students, entrepreneurs, designers, and more, to problem-solve and build solutions for libraries, using the best of startup and library thinking. Solutions should have a technical component and can address any pain point experienced by libraries.
The organizers believe this event will create new relationships and help empower the library community to think differently about the challenges they face.  No technical expertise is required of library or information professional participants to participate (although systems or technology librarians are welcome) – just a willingness to embrace the experience and work hard!  As a long-time member of SLA Toronto, I’d love to see some special library participation in this event – our membership knows how to be creative!
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Hope you’ll considering joining us on March 28-30.

Posted on: February 3, 2014, 1:43 pm Category: Uncategorized

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