Bringing The Backend To The Frontend
April 5, 2009 1 Comment
One of the benefits of attending Computers in Libraries this year was being able to capture a live podcast for T is for Training. As one of the regulars (although lately I’ve missed a few shows) I was excited to see Maurice work his magic in person. First of all a couple of thanks you – Jane Dysart for allowing us to use one of the rooms to record the show and to Tim Spalding of LibraryThing who let us borrow the now famous Snowball Mic to record the show. Without both of these kind people our show would not have gone on.
This show is special in many ways – our first with the particpants in the same room instead of phoning in or chatting via TalkShoe, friends that hadn’t participated in awhile being able to chime in, new friends coming on the show and rocking, and finally getting some long sought after friends on the show.
As for the title of the blog post and the similar one for the show it came from Michael Sauers. Maurice was telling him about some of the chat that happens on the show because folks can’t or are unable to call in so they chat. Quite often we have great conversations in the chat portion. So Michael joked that “so you are bringing the backend to the frontend” (or something like that). I immediately jumped on that and suggested that Maurice use that as the title of the show. He often takes something that is said on the show and uses that for the title. Also this explains the picture of Kevin Urian who was perhaps demostrating a different definition of backend for us.