The Code4LibNYC Winter Workshops are a chance for people in the Code4LibNYC community to drill down on some helpful tools and code. This afternoon workshop, led by Ben Armintor, will be an introduction to installing and running an instance of Project Blacklight (projectblacklight.org), an open source discovery interface built with Rails. This workshop is meant to be example-based, participatory, and to work together with the morning Rails workshop, although participants are also able to register for just the Blacklight workshop if they wish.
*Please note that participants must bring their own laptop with Rails installed (installation instructions, as well as contacts for installation questions, will be sent to the registrants a week before the workshop).
Learn more about Code4LibNYC at this site: http://libguides.metro.org/code4libnyc
We expect participants with a wide range of previous web technology skill-sets, and the leaders will try to best adapt to the needs of the particular group. The Blacklight workshop will focus on people who have just completed the morning Rails workshop as well as seasoned web developers who are looking to learn more about Blacklight in particular.
Who should attend:
This workshop is open to all librarians or library-focused developers who want to learn how to work with the Blacklight discovery interface.
By the end of this program, participants will:
- have installed and run an instance of Blacklight
- better understand Blacklight's components and configuration
- have a more complete idea of what roles web development plays in creating library websites and discovery interfaces
Planning to attend both sessions? Use discount code JAN22C4L to receive a $5.00 discount on each registration.