The Code4Lib Community is calling for proposals to host the 2014 Code4Lib Conference. Information on the kind of venue we seek and the responsibilities involved can be found at the conference hosting web page  and on the Code4Lib Wiki .
The deadline for proposals is Sunday January 27, 2013. The decision will be made over the course of the following weeks by a popular vote. Voting will begin on or around Friday February 1, 2013 and will continue through the first three days of Code4Lib 2012 until 11:59PM Eastern on Wednesday, February 13th. The results of the vote will be announced on Thursday, February 14th, the final day of Code4Lib 2013.
You can apply by making your pitch to the Code4Lib Conference Planning list ; attention to the criteria listed on the conference hosting page is appreciated. May the best site win!
Wherein you ask...anything, a.k.a. "Human Search Engine". A chance for you to ask a roomful of code4libbers anything that's on your mind: questions seeking answers (short or long), requests for things (hardware, software, skills, or help), or offers of things. We'll keep the pace fast, and the answers faster.
Come with questions and line up at the start of the session and we'll go through as many as we can; sometimes we'll stop at finding the right person or people to answer a query and it'll be up to you to find each other after the session. If you don't ask questions, you get a stand-up routine, and poorly told jokes. (No pirates this year...)
Facilitated by Carmen Mitchell, California State University, San Marcos.
carmenmitchell at gmail. also @carmendarlene
The Code4Lib 2014 Sponsorship Committee has put together a prospectus for potential sponsors (see attached file). This full-color PDF file describes the conference, lists representative past speakers, provides quotes from attendees, and lists all of the sponsorship opportunities and their attached benefits to sponsors.
If you wish to contact a potential sponsor, please contact the committee before doing so to prevent multiple contacts of the same sponsor.
This is the first time that such a brochure has been created in support of obtaining conference sponsorships, so the 2014 crew gets major kudos for stepping up our game this year. Tim McGeary of UNC Chapel Hill is the committee chair.
Code4Lib 2014 will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in downtown Raleigh, NC on March 24 - 27, 2014.
Pre-conferences will be held Monday March 24, and the main conference on Tuesday March 25 - 27.
See the 2014 Conference Schedule for the full schedule.
Trip Reports from the Code4Lib 2014 Conference Diversity Scholarship Recipients
Ideas for keynote speakers were solicited and voted on. You can view the results of the voting if you login. We are thrilled to have the two speakers who received the most votes: Valerie Aurora, the founder of the Ada Initiative, and Sumana Harihareswara, Engineering Community Manager, Wikimedia Foundation keynote this year. See the announcement for more information.
The Code4Lib 2014 Keynote Speakers Committee is excited to announce the
selection by open vote of this year's keynote speakers: Valerie Aurora and
Valerie Aurora is the founder of the Ada Initiative, a non-profit
organization that seeks to increase women's participation in the free
culture movement, open source technology, and open source culture. Aurora
is also known within the Linux community for advocating new developments in
filesystems in Linux, including ChunkFS and the Union file system. In 2012,
Aurora, and Ada Initiative co-founder Mary Gardiner, were named two of the
most influential people in computer security by SC Magazine. In 2013, she
won the O'Reilly Open Source Award. At Valerie's request, her keynote will
be in the form of an interview, which Roy Tennant has volunteered to
conduct. Questions from the Code4Lib community will be solicited, so please
be thinking about what you would like to ask her.
Sumana Harihareswara works as the Engineering Community Manager at the
Wikimedia Foundation. She has worked at Collabora, GNOME,
QuestionCopyright.org, Fog Creek Software, Behavior, and Salon.com, and
For the Code4Lib 2014 Conference, 9 scholarships have been sponsored to promote diversity.
CLIR/DLF has sponsored 5 scholarships, EBSCO has sponsored 2 scholarships, ProQuest has sponsored 1 full scholarship, and Sumana Harihareswara has sponsored half a scholarship which was matched by ProQuest. All sponsors have left it up to the discretion of the Code4Lib 2014 Scholarship Committee for how to award these diversity scholarships.
The Code4Lib Scholarship Committee will award 9 diversity scholarships based on merit and need. Each scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for a qualified attendee to attend the 2014 Code4Lib Conference, which will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, from March 24 - 27, 2014.