Code4lib 2014 Diversity Scholarships (Application Deadline: Dec. 13, 2013, 5pm EST)

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.

Code4Lib 2014 Keynote Speakers

The Code4Lib 2014 Keynote Speakers Committee is excited to announce the
selection by open vote of this year's keynote speakers: Valerie Aurora and
Sumana Harihareswara.

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

Code4Lib 2014 Conference Prospectus for Sponsors

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.

Code4Lib 2014 Conference Proposals

Accumulated Proposals as of 03.28.13

North Carolina Proposal - Raleigh, NC

(Sponsored by Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina)

Austin Proposal - Austin, TX (ER&L Related)

(Sponsored by Rachel Frick (DLF), Bonnie Tijerina (ER&L/Harvard), and Amy Buckland (McGill))

Ask Anything!

Ask Anything!


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.

Code4Lib 2014 Call for Host Proposals

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 [1] and on the Code4Lib Wiki [2].

Code4Lib 2013 Scholarship (deadline: December 14, 2012)

Oregon State University and the Digital Library Federation are sponsoring five scholarships to promote gender and cultural diversity. Each scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for one qualified attendee to attend the 2013 Code4Lib Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from Monday,February 11 through Thursday, February 14. The Code4Lib scholarship committee will award two scholarships per category, awarding the remaining scholarship to the best remaining candidate in either category.

Code4Lib 2013

The Basics


Schedule (HTML) | Schedule (PDF) | Schedule (Lanyrd)


Streaming URL : http://bit.ly/c4l13-stream

Thanks to Tara Robertson for sponsoring ad-free streaming.

Breakout Session Signups


When: Monday-Thursday, February 11-14
Where: UIC Forum: 725 W Roosevelt Rd. Chicago‚ IL 60608  Map

Library of Health Science (preconference): 1750 West Polk Street Chicago, IL 60612   Map

Richard J. Daley Library (preconference): 801 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607   Map

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Code4Lib Conference 2013 Call for Propoosals

We are now accepting proposals for Code4lib 2013.

Code4lib 2013 is a loosely-structured conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations. The conference will be held Monday February 11th (Preconference Day) - Thursday February 14th, 2013 in Chicago, IL. More information can be found on the host committee information page.

Head over to the call for proposals page on the Code4Lib Wiki and submit your idea for a prepared talk for this year's conference! Proposals should be no longer than 500 words, and preferably many less.

Prepared talks are 20 minutes (including setup and questions), and focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • tools (some cool new software, software library or integration platform)
  • specs (how to get the most out of some protocols, or proposals for new ones)
  • challenges (one or more big problems we should collectively address)

The community will vote on proposals using the criteria of:

  • usefulness
  • newness
  • geekiness
  • uniqueness
  • awesomeness

Proposals can be submitted through Friday, November 2nd, 5pm PT. Voting will commence soon thereafter. The submitter (and if necessary a second presenter) will be guaranteed an opportunity to register for the conference.

Proposals for preconferences are also open until November 2nd, 5pm PT.

We cannot accept every prepared talk proposal, but multiple lightning talk and breakout sessions will provide everyone who wishes to present with an opportunity to do so.

Looking forward to seeing your proposals!
-Cynthia aka TheRealArty
Program Committee Lead

Keynote voting for the 2013 conference is now open!

Thanks to Ross Singer, the Diebold 2K13 machine was rebooted for votes at Keynote speaker votes.

Since the meeting is in Chicago next year we expect you to vote early
and vote often. Voting will stop when we cats and dog votes beat those
of humans and robots.

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