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2013 Library Mobile Web App Code Camp Overview

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Looking for a fun way to sharpen your coding and mobile web app development skills? Want to gain practical experience preparing and presenting for a real client? 

On October 4 and 5 the Undergraduate Library, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is hosting a 2-day Code Camp for any student looking to develop their mobile web app coding skills.  Participants will work collaboratively to design mobile web apps utilizing newly developed APIs.  On the last day of Camp participants will have the opportunity to present their apps to library organizers.

The Challenge!

Develop Mobile Web Apps to enhance access to library resources and services, utilizing software and APIs developed by the Undergraduate Library.

Led by developers for developers!

The Library Mobile Web App Code Camp explores ways to make library collections and services available to students and researchers whenever and wherever they are needed.  Undergraduate students will have the chance to incorporate new APIs into their existing skill set and develop novel approaches to improve how students use library services and enhance access to the millions of items and extensive research expertise available through the University Library system.

Note: Results from interviews or the project may be disseminated in journal articles, conference presentations, and/or scholarly book chapters and in websites.  Computer code, documentation, etc. created during the Code Camp will become the property of the members of the team that created it.  The participants have the option of granting co-ownership to the work they developed during the camp to the University so it may be used by the University in the future.  Additionally, results and articles may be deposited in the Library’s Institutional Repository (IDEALS).

For any questions, please contact Joseph Troy at jmtroy2 at illinois.edu, 217-300-0456


The 2013 Library Mobile Web App Code Camp is made possible with a grant from IMLS, Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The Library Innovation Fund provides additional support.

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For advice and Logistics, thanks to ACM, Association for Computing Machinery, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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