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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.

Dates Set for Code4Lib 2013 in Chicago

In a post to the Code4Lib mailing list, Francis Kayiwa announced the dates and venue for Code4Lib 2013:

February 11-14 at the UIC Forum.

Help make it real by signing up to serve on a conference committee.

Code4Lib 2012 in Seattle

Since only one proposal was submitted to host Code4Lib 2012, and no other proposals were known to be in the works, and the one proposal was a strong one, by popular acclaim the Seattle proposal to host Code4Lib 2012 was accepted. Congratulations to the Seattle team, and we'll see you next year!

Code4Lib 2011 Hosting Proposals Solicited

The Code4Lib Conference Planning Group (anyone can join) is putting out a call for proposals to host the 2011 Code4Lib Conference. Information on the kind of venue we seek and the delineation of responsibilities between the host organization and the Planning Group can be found at the conference hosting web page.

Code4Lib 2010 Sponsorship

If your organization would like to help sponsor the Code4Lib 2010 Conference, please select a sponsorship level and amount, and email code4libcon@googlegroups.com

Bronze (under $2500) -- Name in program as a bronze sponsor, name on
t-shirt, acknowledgement from the podium

Silver ($2500-$4999) -- Name in program as a silver sponsor, small
logo on t-shirt, acknowledgement from the podium

Gold ($5000-$7499) -- Name in program as a gold sponsor, medium logo
on t-shirt, acknowledgement from the podium at the opening and closing

2010 Code4Lib Conference Prepared Talks Voting Now Open!

The opportunity to submit a proposal for a 20 minute prepared talk at the 2010 Code4Lib Conference in Asheville, NC has now closed. We received 47 great proposals in what must surely be our best year ever for talk submissions.

Voting is now open to anyone who has registered at code4lib.org (accounts are available to anyone). Enter your code4lib login to enable voting. To vote, assign any number from 1 to three for any talk for which you wish to vote. You may change your vote at any time up until voting closes at Midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 1.

Code4Lib 2010 Call for Prepared Talk Proposals

Code4Lib 2010 will be held Monday February 22nd (preconference day) - Thursday February 25th, 2010 in Asheville, NC.

We are now accepting proposals for prepared talks, which are allowed 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)

Proposals can be submitted through November 13.

For more information see the complete call for proposals.

Code4Lib Logo Debuts

The ad hoc Code4Lib Logo committee (Ranti Junus, Emily Molanphy and Roy Tennant) is pleased to announce the new Code4Lib logo designed by Stephanie Brinley of Adelie Design. The logo web page links to all the various derivatives and versions, as well as guidelines for use. Those who are curious about the process can read about it at the logo design process page.

Calling all Code4Libers Attending Midwinter

If you're active in Code4Lib and you'll be attending ALA Midwinter in Denver in January, put this on your meeting calendar:

LITA Town Hall Meeting, Monday, January 26, 8:00am - 10:00am (includes breakfast!)

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