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Code4Lib 2009 Lightning Talks

Lightning talks on are scheduled on all three days of the conference. A lightning talk is a fast paced 5 minute talk on a topic of your choosing. If you'd like to do a lightning talk please add your name and topic to the flipchart that will be available at the conference. You can do more than one if you want, but if the slots fill up (there are 39 of them) you might have to choose which one you want to do.

Mark Jason Dominus has a nice page about lightning talks, which includes this summary of why you might want to do one:

Maybe you've never given a talk before, and you'd like to start small. For a Lightning Talk, you don't need to make slides, and if you do decide to make slides, you only need to make three.

Maybe you're nervous and you're afraid you'll mess up. It's a lot easier to plan and deliver a five minute talk than it is to deliver a long talk. And if you do mess up, at least the painful part will be over quickly.

Maybe you don't have much to say. Maybe you just want to ask a question, or invite people to help you with your project, or boast about something you did, or tell a short cautionary story. These things are all interesting and worth talking about, but there might not be enough to say about them to fill up thirty minutes.

Maybe you have a lot of things to say, and you're already going to give a long talk on one of them, and you don't want to hog the spotlight. There's nothing wrong with giving several Lightning Talks. Hey, they're only five minutes.

You might also like Mark Fowler's's Advice for Giving a Lightning Talk

See 2008 Lightning Talks.
2007 Lightning Talks.
2006 Lightning Talks.

Email Roy Tennant with presentation files and/or corrections to this page.

Tuesday, February 24, [QuickTime Video] [Internet Archive Video]

  1. The eXtensible Catalog Project [Slides in PPT], David Lindahl
  2. Scriblio: Social Library System, Casey Durfee
  3. Enjoysthin.gs, Mark Matienzo
  4. E-Matrix: An [open source] ERM, [Slides in PPT],
    Emily Lynema
  5. Alex 4: Yet Aneother Incarnation, Eric Morgan
  6. CrossRef, Geoffrey Bilder
  7. Summon, John Law
  8. LucidFind, Erik Hatcher
  9. Making Distributed Configuration Simple with the TORUS [Slides in PPT], Mike Taylor
  10. TORUS Implemented, Jakub Skoczen [Slides in PDF]
  11. Zoia's FOAF Support, Michael Klein and Jonathan Brinley
  12. Biblio, Andrew Ashton
  13. SearchWorks (VUFind), Naomi Dushay
  14. Zoom Zoom Zoom, Mike Beccaria
  15. The BagIt File Package Format, Dan Chudnov

Wednesday, February 25, [QuickTime Video] [Internet Archive Video]

  1. Build A Connector Online Now : the Connector Framework Firefox extension / Mike Taylor (IndexData)
  2. Code4Lib Annual Award for Some Sort of Good Software (that should probably be open source) / Eric Lease Morgan
  3. WordPress Extensions for Research Guides/Blogs / Katherine Lynch (Drexel University Libraries) [Slides in PDF]
  4. Flash (SSDs are gonna save everyone of us) / Toke Eskildsen [Slides in PDF]
  5. AutoIt for fun and profit / Becky Yoose (Miami University...of Ohio) [Slides in PDF]
  6. (Reprise) Flash (SSDs are gonna save everyone of us) / Toke Eskildsen
  7. Deliver you EAD – maybe without XSLT, or XML, or ...? : A work in progress / Terry Catapano & Joanna DiPasquale [Slides in PDF]
  8. Data farmimg / Ray Schwartz (William Harrison University)
  9. Heckle me / Chick Markley (Emory University) [Slides in PDF]
  10. Hathi Trust and Terrabyte Scale Solr / Tom Burton-West [Web site - Large-Scale Search Report]
  11. Hacking Hathi / Roy Tennant [Web site]
  12. ALIAS / Mark Sullivan (SUNY Geneseo) [Slides in PDF]
  13. Visualizing Usage Data / Jason Casden (NCSU) [Slides in PDF]
  14. DLF ILS-BDI API (etc) / Emily Lynema (NCSU) [Slides in PDF]
  15. More Summon / John Law (Serials Solutions)
  16. SALT Project / Chris Fitzpatrick (Stanford University)

Thursday, February 26, [QuickTime Video] [Internet Archive Video]

  1. bookgenius.org / Chris Morgan
  2. Extracting data from III with Expect / Ross Shanley-Roberts [Slides in PDF]
  3. Amazon Web Services: EC2 / Rosalyn Metz [Blog post with screencast]
  4. Xpattern matcher / Heikki Levanto
  5. Summa / Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
  6. Umlaut / Jonathan Rochkind
  7. Open Catalogue Crawling Protocol (OCCP) / Richard Wallis
  8. Cool URIs / Xiaoming Liu [Slides in PDF]
  9. Zero to MC in Four Years / Jay Luker [Slides in PDF]
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