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You know, when people get together and talk about stuff.

Conference Schedule

Monday, February 25

09:00-17:00 - Pre-Conference Workshop(s)

Tuesday, February 26

08:00-09:00 - Registration / Breakfast
09:00-09:15 - Intros, Housekeeping
09:15-10:00 - Keynote
10:00-10:20 - Prepared Talk
10:20-10:40 - Break
10:40-11:00 - Prepared Talk
11:00-11:20 - Prepared talk
11:20-11:40 - Prepared talk
11:40-12:00 - Prepared talk
12:00-13:00 - Lunch (provided)
13:00-13:20 - Prepared talk
13:20-13:40 - Prepared talk
13:40-14:00 - Prepared talk
14:00-14:20 - Break
14:20-14:40 - Prepared Talk
14:40-16:00 - Breakout Sessions 1
16:00-17:15 - Lightning Talks 1
17:15-17:30 - Breakout Session Reports 1
18:30-??? - Dinner/Socializing

Wednesday, February 27

08:00-09:00 - Registration / Breakfast
09:00-09:45 - Keynote
09:45-10:05 - Prepared Talk
10:05-10:25 - Prepared Talk
10:25-10:40 - Break
10:40-11:00 - Prepared Talk
11:00-11:20 - Prepared talk
11:20-11:40 - Prepared talk
11:40-12:00 - Lightning Talks 2
12:00-13:00 - Lunch (provided)
13:00-13:20 - Prepared talk
13:20-13:40 - Prepared talk
13:40-14:00 - Prepared talk
14:00-14:20 - Break
14:20-16:00 - Breakout Sessions 2
16:00-17:15 - Lightning Talks 3
17:15-17:30 - Breakout Session Reports 2
18:30-??? - Dinner/Socializing

Thursday, February 28

08:00-09:00 - Breakfast
09:00-09:45 - Keynote
09:45-10:05 - Prepared talks
10:05-10:20 - Prepared talk
10:20-10:40 - Break
10:40-11:00 - Prepared talk
11:00-11:45 - Lightning Talks 4
11:45-12:00 - Wrap-Up

solr-rusty

I gave a solr-ruby presentation at rubyconf this past weekend. My timing was off, didn't cover as much as I would have liked, and one of my demos flubbed and I punted on it (turns out all I did was forget to pass a command-line argument to the script *sigh*).

Here are the slides.

Code4lib 2008 Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for prepared talks for Code4lib 2008. Code4lib 2008 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-like format. It is *the* event for technologists building digital libraries and digital information systems, tools, and software.

The conference will be held February 25-28, 2008 in Portland Oregon. More information can be found at .

Prepared talks are 20 minutes, and must 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
- diversity of topics.

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

Please send your name, email address, and proposal of no more than 75 words to code4libcon at googlegroups.com. The proposal deadline is November 30, 2007, and proposers will be notified by December 14, 2007.

Code4Lib 2008 Schedule

Video and presentation files are linked to each talk. In addition to Google Video, video is being hosted in high def format at the Internet Archive.

All scheduled events listed below will take place at the conference hotel, the Embassy Suites Downtown Hotel.

Monday, February 25

All day overview:

09:00-17:00 - Pre-Conference Workshops (see details below)
09:30-16:30 - Koha Camp
09:00-17:00 - Un-Pre-Conference

Workshop details:

09:00-11:45 - Workshop I: Evergreen
11:45-12:30 - Lunch (on your own)
12:30-15:15 - Workshop II: LibraryFind
15:15-15:30 - Break
15:30-17:30 - Workshop III: Zotero

Tuesday, February 26

08:00-09:00 - Registration / Breakfast
09:00-09:15 - Intros, Housekeeping
09:15-10:00 - Keynote: Brewster Kahle
10:00-10:20 - Finding Relationships in Marc Data - Rob Styles
10:20-10:40 - Break
10:40-11:00 - Delivering Library Services in the Web 2.0 environment: OSU Libraries Publishing System for and by Librarians - Kim Griggs, Margaret, Mellinger, and Jane Nichols
11:00-11:20 - The Making of The Code4Lib Journal - Jonathan Brinley, Edward M. Corrado, and Jodi Schneider
11:20-11:40 - Working with the WorldCat API - David Walker
11:40-12:00 - From Idea to Open Source - Andrew Nagy
12:00-13:00 - Lunch (provided)
13:00-13:20 - XForms for Metadata creation - Winona Salesky and Michael Park
13:20-13:40 - The Wayback Machine - Brad Tofel
13:40-14:00 - The Code4Lib Future - Edward M. Corrado
14:00-14:20 - Zotero and You, or Bibliography on the Semantic Web - Trevor Owens
14:20-14:40 - Break
14:40-16:00 - Breakout Sessions 1
16:00-16:15 - Break
16:15-17:30 - Lightning Talks 1
17:30-19:30 - Happy Hour (provided)

Wednesday, February 27

08:00-09:00 - Registration / Breakfast
09:00-09:45 - Keynote: Karen Coyle - "R&D: Can Resource Description become Rigorous Data?"
09:45-10:05 - OSS Web-based cataloging tool - Chris Catalfo
10:05-10:25 - Building the Open Library- Aaron Swartz
10:25-10:40 - Break
10:40-11:00 - A Metadata Registry - Jon Phipps
11:00-11:20 - Building Mountains Out of Molehills - Patrick Kennedy and Ronald Braun
11:20-11:40 - Losing sleep over REST? - Joseph Dalton and Jay Datema
11:40-12:00 - DLF ILS Discovery Interface Task Force API recommendation - Emily Lynema and Terry Reese
12:00-13:00 - Lunch (provided)
13:00-13:20 - MARCThing - Casey Durfee
13:20-13:40 - Show Your Stuff, using Omeka - Dave Lester, Kris Kelly and Jeremy Boggs
13:40-14:00 - Using a CSS Framework - Chris Barr
14:00-14:20 - ÖpënÜRL - Ross Singer and Jonathan Rochkind
14:20-14:40 - Break
14:40-16:00 - Breakout Sessions 2
16:00-16:15 - Break
16:15-17:30 - Lightning Talks 2
17:30-19:30 - Happy Hour (provided)

Thursday, February 28

08:00-09:00 - Breakfast
09:00-09:45 - Keynote: Jon Udell
09:45-10:05 - Second Life web interoperability - Moodle and Merlot.org - Jeremy Kemp and Dr. Jonathon Richter
10:05-10:20 - Break
10:20-10:40 - CouchDB is sacrilege... mmm, delicious sacrilege - Dan Scott
10:40-11:00 - RDF and RDA: declaring and modeling library metadata - Corey Harper
11:00-11:45 - Lightning Talks 3
11:45-12:00 - Wrap-Up

Solr/Lucene training in Hong Kong

ObLibTopic: I'll be demonstrating and discussing Collex and Blacklight!

self-promotion: Open Source Retreat Lucene/Solr course

This self-marketing thing is hard. Thus far I've been blessed with word-of-mouth success for the reputation from the various open source communities in which I've participated. But it does take a little advertising so folks know what you're up to. With little fanfare, some friends of mine have put together an impressive lineup of courses and speakers, and a great venue, on several open source topics. I thought it was a good idea to have a longer course on Solr and Lucene, so I agreed to give it a shot.

code4lib 2008 conference


For presentation files see the individual presentation pages on the conference schedule.

February 25 - 28, 2008, Portland, Oregon, USA

The third annual code4lib conference will be held in Portland, Oregon at the Embassy Suites located in downtown Portland. Anyone who is interested in helping to plan and organize the conference, and/or stay informed about conference activities and events, should join the conference planning discussion list, which can be found at http://groups.google.com/group/code4libcon.

Overview Schedule

Preconferences (free): Monday, February 25, 9 am - 5 pm
Conference: Tuesday, February 26, 8am - Thursday, February 28, Noon

See also the Detailed Schedule. Feel free to add informal events on the Birds of a Feather page.

Location

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Portland. A single suite is $150 per night, which includes full breakfast and free happy-hour. To make reservations, please call the hotel directly at (503)279-9000 and let the guest representative know that you are with the 2008 Code4Lib Conference.

Other places to stay: Mark Spencer Hotel ($89-$169). For cheaper accommodations, some attendees will stay at the HI-Portland Hostel, Northwest, $20-$25 per night (dorms), $40-$75 (private rooms), located 1.25 miles away.

Travel Information

Portland International Airport (PDX)
Public Transit from PDX to the conference hotel:

  1. Board MAX Red Line to City Center & Beaverton TC
  2. Get off at Oak/ SW 1st Ave MAX Station
  3. Walk 0.2 mile northwest to Embassy Suites Hotel (319 SW Pine St) -

Travel time: 39 minutes (including 5 minutes walking). At $20, the 7-Day Pass seems like a good deal, as it would cover both the airport-to-hotel and back trips (via MAX Light Rail), and all public transportation (bus/streetcar/light rail) in and around Portland. (Single fare: $2.05; daypass: $4.20.) Rides within the downtown area "fareless square" (which includes the hotel) are free. Visit TriMet for more public transit information.

Seattle: You may also want to look into flights to Seattle and then taking a prop-job down to Portland. Seattle prices were less than half of PDX prices when I (eby) purchased saving even with the prop-job or drive down.

Local Arrangements

Places to Meet, Eat, and Be Merry

Gender Diversity and Minority Scholarships for Code4lib 2008

Information on applying for the scholarships

Registration

The registration fee for code4lib 2008 is $125.
Late registration, on or after Monday, February 4, is $175.
Cancellations on or before Monday February 4 will receive a refund of the registration fee, minus a $45 administrative fee.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
NOTE: THE CONFERENCE IS OFFICIALLY FULL. You may still sign up on the wait-list.

beCamp

   beCamp rocks C'ville
it's not what you know, it's who.
    we community

beCamp '07

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Library Camp NYC, August 14, 2007

Baruch College will be hosting Library Camp NYC on August 14, 2007, from 9 am to 4 pm. This will be run as an unconference and will be free of charge. If you're interested in attending, please sign up on the event wiki: http://librarycampnyc.wikispaces.com/

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Code4Lib 2007 - Video, Audio and Podcast Available

Most have been done for some time but if you haven't noticed all presentations and lightning talks should have video up. Presentations also have audio and a podcast. Lightning talks will probably have audio in the nearish future. You can access the media from the pages below:

Update: Looks like I forgot to change quite a few of the audio to CBR instead of VBR for the podcast. As such the Flash player on Odeo will make people sound like chipmunks. It should work fine in iTunes or your player of choice (as long as it's not flash). I'll try to redo the audio as soon as I can.

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