ANZREG Alma Cloud Apps Hackathon

March 17, 2021

Date(s) - March 17, 2021 - March 24, 2021
All Day

Win prizes: Best app; People's choiceHere’s your opportunity to collaborate within the ANZREG community and solve some Alma problems, (or supercharge Alma). You will  work with a team  to build an Alma cloud app. As a bonus you get to grow your network through cross-institutional teams.

This event is not just for developers – we need Alma users and subject matter experts to describe the problems to be solved, and how the apps should work.


  • Free professional development
  • Learn online collaborative tools
  • Expert advice from Ex Libris staff
  • Experience UX design first hand
  • Grow your network
  • Improved functionality in Alma for all the community to share
  • Prizes for best app and people’s choice award

The hackathon will run for a week to give teams time to plan, design, test, and present their Alma cloud app while working remotely. Often hackathons will just run over 2 days, but with the pandemic and the challenges of collaboration via online meetings we will have a whole week.

The organisers will review submitted ideas for feasibility and allocate team membership to make sure we get a good mix of skills across the teams.

Online drop in sessions will be scheduled during the week for participants to talk through problems together, get a sounding board and ask questions.

In the closing webinar of the event, teams will present their shiny new ap


Webinar : Introduction to User Experience | Human Centred Design 24th February 2021

What is UX? What is inclusive design and accessibility? What's the difference between them and why does it all matter anyway?

This presentation will seek to answer these questions and include a bit of history and knowledge that forms our current thinking of how to create a great and accessible user experience. We will then dive into some practical tools, techniques and methodologies that we use to design and continuously improve these products and experiences.

Presented by Alex Daly (UNSW), it will help attendees think about designing for optimal experience when working in a hackathon team.

Alma Cloud Apps Style Guide / Josh Weisman, Ex Libris

Starts at minute (33:07) in same video


Alma Cloud Apps Style Guide

This Cloud Apps style guide is intended to provide users with a consistent experience across apps. Some of these styles are handled automatically by CSS included in the Cloud App project and by the Angular Material theme styles. Others will require you to take these guidelines into consideration when you build your app.

Cloud Apps Documentation (Ex Libris Developers Network)

Detailed documentation for all aspects of Cloud Apps, including APIs, publishing and more.

Configuring Cloud Apps in Alma

How to make cloud apps available in Alma; how to limit which apps appear; roles; FAQs.

Code of Conduct

ANZREG is committed to maintaining a welcoming, collaborative, and respectful environment for all our members, including on our community listserv and at events.

We are inclusive of sex, gender, gender identity/expression, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, language spoken, national origin, and/or religion.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which our Australian members work.

To ensure that everyone feels included, please bring a spirit of shared learning and free exchange of all ideas, to your community interactions.

If you have concerns, please contact any member of our Committee, or email us collectively:

NEW: Drop in sessions details will be sent to registered participants.
Weekdays Thursday 17th – Tuesday 23rd March at 3:30pm AEST (Check your time zone)

What you need to do now?

  1. Seek institutional support to participate and allocate time
  2. Register – extended to 10 March 2021
  3. Tell us your app idea

Launch Webinar: Mar 17, 2021 14:00 (AEST) – check your timezone on the registration page

Registration is open to ANZREG members, and participating Ex Libris staff.

Got a question? Email us anzreg.committee<at>

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