“There are among the matters yet to be imagined. Matters of which as yet no inkling. The test is company.”—Beckett
At BookNet Canada, we’ve found that there’s a gap between the tech community and the book industry: Publishers have difficulty finding the right developers to work with, and developers who are interested in book-related projects don’t know how to meet book industry experts. So, we thought we’d help fill that gap.
Code Meet Print TO (CMPTO) is a new meetup group that will bring publishing professionals and tech innovators together. We plan to have themes for each event with a few quick presentations and lots of time for drinks and networking. Or, as Noah put it: “Booky Geeky Beery” ;)
Let’s get together and change the future of the book!
For our first event, we’ll focus on shifting from a container-first to context-first model of publishing. What can we do with our content once we remove the restrictions of the book-like container and throw some code into the mix?
When: June 14th @ 6 pm
- Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media) will bring the theory with his talk on the context-first approach to publishing.
- Marlon Rodrigues (Polar Mobile) will discuss mobile strategy.
- Nancy Carter (Toronto Unearthed) will present a case study on location-based storytelling.
Code Meet Print originated in New York City in March 2011 and is organized by Glenn Nano. Their first event took place on May 10th and was a great success. Check out the write-up in Publishers Weekly for more info.