Our CODEX Hackathon Soirée and Pop-Up Gallery at GitHub Headquarters


To kick off our CODEX Hackathon on Friday evening, we threw a soirée and pop-up gallery at GitHubheadquarters where almost  200 literary, library and tech folk mingled together before getting together the next day to hack.

GitHub’s headquarters is a beautifully decorated warehouse in SoMa, one of the most stunning offices in San Francisco. The first floor resembles a bar more than an office. That night — thanks to work Kathy Jaller, Craig Reyes and Rachel Myers —  we transformed the space into a gallery.

We put dozens of Recovering the Classics covers on easels and dispersed throughout the space. We had live music by singer-songwriter Daniel Park from Las Vegas.

Thanks to publishers and literary goods folks, we had a schwag table filled with T-shirts, totes, socks and pouches from Out of Print and temporary tattoos from Litographs. We had open bar with literary cocktails and a buffet that included yummy dumplings from Shanghai Dumpling King (highly recommended for catered events)


And this being a publishing soiree, of course we had a literary cocktail menu.

  • Tequila Mockingbird: Z Blanco Tequila, Grapefruit Juice, Topo Chico, Salt
  • Catcher in the Rye: Bulleit Rye, Angostura Bitters, Fine White Sugar
  • Vermouth the Bell Tolls: Dry Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Dry Vermouth, Shake, Served Up
  • Margarita Atwood: 3 Caballos Blanco, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice, Salt, Served Up

With a lovely menu.



Best of all, Margaret Atwood retweeted the literary cocktail menu!