Code Year Librarians Geek Out

January 23, 2012

One of the quickly organized conversations at Midwinter this year was the Code Year Meetup, which took place Monday morning in the Networking Uncommons.

Code Year is a free online Javascript course offered by Codeacademy. Andromeda Yelton formed a group in ALA Connect so participants can support each other as they progress through the course. She also secured signatures on a petition to form an interest group within LITA, possibly cosponsored with ALCTS.

Participants discussed future programming possibilities, including coding sessions and classes at Annual; a wish list of resources; and ways to consolidate information. They also shared their challenges and experiences with the class so far.

Participating librarians can also see the CatCode Wiki for information, including a resources list.

See an interview with Yelton and CatCode Wiki founder Shana McDanold at


ALA Midwinter Meeting 2012, Day 1: Emerging Leaders

Here are three short interviews with Emerging Leaders Jovanni Lota, John Jackson, and Yuan Li. They share their thoughts on their bright futures.