Call for proposals - Code4lib 2006
We are now accepting proposals for prepared talks for Code4lib 2006. Code4lib 2006 is a loosely structured conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations. It is also an outgrowth of the Access HackFest, wrapped into a conference-ish format. It is *the* event for technologists building digital libraries and digital information systems, tools, and software.
At least six time slots will be available for prepared talks. We will choose from among the proposals based on diversity of topics, usefulness, wow factor, and potential impact.
Proposals of 75 words or less are being accepted for review now. Please send your name, email address, and proposal to code4libcon at lists.gatech.edu.
We cannot accept every prepared talk proposal, but multiple lightning talk sessions will provide everyone who wishes to present with ample opportunity to show off. The proposal deadline is 5pm EST January 9, 2006, and proposers will be notified by Midnight January 9, 2006.
Prepared Talk Information
Prepared talks are 20 minutes, and must center on "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), or "challenges" (One or more big problems we should collectively address). We will evaluate proposals on criteria of usefulness, newness, geekiness, and diversity of topics.
Again, proposals should be sent to code4libcon at lists.gatech.edu
code4lib 2006 is...
- a loosely structured camp/conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations
- an outgrowth of the Access HackFest, wrapped into a conference-ish format by the folks in #code4lib
- being planned using an ancient asynchronous messaging protocol and this site
- open to all interested people/organizations for both planning and participation
- 15-17 Feb 2006
- LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon [map]
Free wireless nets are available at both the conference venue and the hotel
- Conference Schedule
- Presentations are being added to the Conference Schedule as we receive them.
- The final list of Lightning Talks and Breakout Sessions are also available.
- $125 (goes up to $175 two weeks prior to the conference)
[Registration is closed]
We have heard that the conference hotel is now booked full. There are quite a few alternative hotels in Corvallis. One recommended hotel is the Holiday Inn Express, which is located approximately a mile from the conference site. It also provides free wi-fi access.
- The conference hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn, located across the street from the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU Campus. The discounted room rate is $84/night plus tax. To make a reservation, please call 541-752-5000. Please make your reservations by January 14, 2006 in order to ensure that you receive the discounted rate and let the hotel operator know that you are with code4lib 2006.
- NOTE: You must make reservations to use the shuttle services. Reservations may be made by visiting the appropriate shuttle URL below
Fly into either:
- Portland Airport (PDX) There is shuttle service for $43 each way, direct to the hotel. (Choose the 'Corvallis' option from the shuttle website for the shuttle schedule) (Some people have reported that the web site reservation didn't work, and they had to call through.)
- Eugene Airport (EUG) shuttle options
- There is some carpooling
- Types of Activites and Programs
- Keynotes - 45 minutes, talks from the farthernmost reaches of library software development where significant real work is getting done. To provide an opportunity to see where they are up close, to learn details of their implementation choices, to hear about the challenges they're facing and how those might scale/translate to the rest of us.
- Prepared talks - 20 minutes, which must center on "tools" (some kick-ass new software library or integration platform), "specs" (how to get the most out of some protocols, or proposals for new ones), or "challenges" (Some Big Problem we should collectively address). We will evaluate proposals on criteria of geekiness, usefulness, newness, and diversity of topics.
- Lightning talks - 5 minutes, those interested sign up on a wiki that opens at the start of the conference. *Hard* 5 minute limit... at 4 minutes the next person gets up and starts attaching their screen, and somebody keeps a hard count.
- Breakouts - People interested in the same project/problem can hang out in a space together for 60-90 minute blocks. Somebody near to the project/problem can coordinate discussion, set up hackers, tackle a challenge session topic, etc. Larger groups will get separate space, smaller groups can just spread out in the larger conference room space.
- Planning Group
- Daniel Chudnov, Edward Corrado, Andrew Forman, Jeremy Frumkin, Brad LaJeunesse, Art Rhyno, Ross Singer, Edward Summers, Roy Tennant. If you want to get involved please join and ping the email discusion list.
Panizzi's is a supybot who hangs out in #code4lib. To find out what plugins are available with @list. There are a lot of them:
11:36 edsu: Admin, Amazon, Anagram, Anonymous, AudioScrobbler,
Babelfish, Band, Channel, Config, Currency, Debian, Dict,
Dunno, Ebay, Etymology, Freenode, Fun, Gameknot, Google, Http,
Insult, Internet, Karma, Later, Lookup, Markov, Misc, Network,
Nickometer, Note, OCLC, OSU, Observer, Owner, Praise, Python,
Quote, QuoteGrabs, RSS, Relay, Seen, Services, ShrinkUrl,
Todo, URL, Unalog, UrbanDict, User, (1 more message)
11:36 edsu: Weather, Web2, WordStats, Words, and XMLLogger
We've written some of our own plugins including:
OpenSearch - for searching opensearch targets.
* @opensearch add mysearch http://www.example.com/description.xml
* @mysearch monkeys
AudioScrobbler - for seeing what folks are listening to in channel courtesy of last.fm:
* @tunes tholbroo - see what tholbroo last listened to
* @alltunes tholbroo - see all the stuff that todd listened to recently
* @blockparty - see what people on channel have been listening to
OCLC - do some lookups at OCLC:
* @naf - do a lookup in the name authority file
* @worldcat - see what the last record added to worldcat is
* @inst - look up a library code
* @band - lookup a random band name from the brain of dchud and co.
* @etym - lookup word origins at etymonline
* @ana - anagram a word/phrase
you can chain commands like this: @ana [band]
Submitted by edsu on Tue, 2005-11-22 04:55
pwyky served us well, and the old wiki is still available....but we all decided it was time to move on to something a bit more featureful. We were trying to conduct a vote using pwyky, and the lack of locking and made the process a bit tricky :-)