Announcing Startup Weekend: Library Edition!

Come transform the library world in 54 hours!

Calling all developers, information professionals and designers - the first ever Startup Weekend: Library Edition is launching in Toronto! On March 28-30th 100 like-minded, talented professionals will come together for a 54 hour marathon of coding, design, customer development, and pitching - all focused around the goal of improving the library world.

Heard enough? Register here!

What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

Startup Weekend: Library Edition

For the first time ever, we’re bringing together developers, designers, and library and information professionals to create dynamic solutions to the issues facing the library world today. Libraries are facing an uphill battle in the age of Google, but are backed by passionate and knowledgeable staff willing to advocate for development and change. The library, as the oldest institution for collected and collective information, has always been a place where technology is used to store society’s knowledge and share it with the world. Today we have the technological power to completely transform what a library is to its users, and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing together at Startup Weekend: Library Edition.

We’ll be following the tried and true Startup Weekend model: anyone is welcome to pitch their idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams vote on and form organically around the most popular ideas, and then it’s work, work, work on Saturday and Sunday to build a prototype and prepare a pitch for the idea. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders, with great prizes being awarded to the top teams.

The Details

How do I register? Here!
Where: The event will take place at the beautiful (and kindly donated) Mozilla office space in downtown Toronto (366 Adelaide Street West)
When: Friday March 28 to Sunday March 30, 2014.
Who: We welcome designers, developers, and library and information professionals of all backgrounds. We strive to be a welcome and fully inclusive event.
More Info: Check out our website, Twitter, Facebook, or our website.

You can change the library world in one weekend, in one room, with one idea. What are you waiting for? Click here to join us and change the library world for the better.

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