When: Wednesday, Feb 01 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Mozilla Toronto, 366 Adelaide Street West, Suite 500

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Technology. Subjects: Hackfest.


The Super Conference Hackfest is an opportunity to collaborate with like-minded colleagues on library-related projects, most often software projects. You do not need to have previous Hackfest experience to participate and you do not need to know how to code to contribute to a project!

On the morning of the Hackfest, attendees will decide which project they want to work on, and divide into groups. Then the groups will get to work! OLITA councillors and volunteers will be on hand to offer guidance and support as needed. No single deliverable is required; you might write some code, or you might produce a paper prototype, a storyboard, a wireframe, or some documentation. Projects will be showcased during the OLITA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:00pm.

To sign up, choose this session when you register for the Super Conference. In the weeks leading up to OLITA Hackfest we’ll be soliciting and sharing ideas for projects from registered attendees – but you can also bring a new idea on the day of the hackfest, or volunteer to work on someone else’s project. For more information and to share your ideas see the Hackfest website at www.olitahackfest.wordpress.com

The only thing you need to bring is your enthusiasm and your passion for making libraries better! A laptop is a good idea, but not required.