On October 25, 2016, Hayden Library at Arizona State University hosted a Hackathon for SolarSPELL.
It was not a traditional hackathon in terms of collaborative computer programming and coding, although some of that did take place. Instead, the goal was for the SolarSPELL team and the library staff at Hayden, to get to know one another and to find ways to work together to continue improving the SolarSPELL’s digital library.
The group divided up into three teams:
- Organization and Content
- Culture, Art, and Family
These teams have continued to meet, post-hackathon, focusing their work on improving multiple aspects of the library’s website on the front- and back-ends, identifying useful content to add, and determining how better to organize the library’s layout.
The team is looking forward to traveling to Tonga in a few weeks, to work with the Peace Corps, as well as local groups, as we bring the SolarSPELL to its fourth Pacific Island state!