About Open Paren
Open paren is a podcast about libraries, librarians, and code.
Whether you’re just setting out to learn to code, or architecting systems in widespread use, I want to have conversations that matter to you. Let’s talk about what you do and why: how code you write makes things better for you and your patrons; your biggest successes and most interesting mistakes; where your projects have been and where they’re going; social issues that feed into, and spring out of, library software.
The title, Open paren, is a play on the xkcd With Apologies to Robert Frost, which ends a comparison of two programming languages by picking sides, saying
should we write it all again
I’d end it with
I’m happy with whatever language or toolchain gets things done for you. Let’s start something.