Code Meet Print TO: A New "Booky Geeky Beery" Event Series from BNC

“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!

Coming Up

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?

What: #CMPTO Context First, Presented by BookNet Canada

Where: The Pilot Tavern (2nd Floor, Stealth Lounge)

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.

Interested in this or future CMPTO meetups? Join the CMPTO meetup group and let us know you’re going! You can also follow us on twitter @cmp_to.

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.