Code4Lib 2014 Conference Diversity Scholarship Recipients

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the Code4Lib 2014 Conference Diversity Scholarship awardees. Through the generosity of CLIR/DLF, EBSCO, ProQuest, and Sumana Harihareswara, we were able to award nine $1,000 scholarships to defray costs associated with attending the conference. We received a large number of applications from highly qualified candidates this year, and it was a humbling experience for the committee to select just nine awardees. Congratulations to all Code4Lib scholarship recipients!

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.

Come with questions and line up at the start of the session and we'll go through as many as we can; sometimes we'll stop at finding the right person or people to answer a query and it'll be up to you to find each other after the session. If you don't ask questions, you get a stand-up routine, and poorly told jokes. (No pirates this year...)

Facilitated by Carmen Mitchell, California State University, San Marcos.

carmenmitchell at gmail. also @carmendarlene

(Thanks to Ka-Ping Yee and Dan Chudnov for the inspiration/explanation, reused here in part.)

Download the video

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].

The deadline for proposals is Sunday January 27, 2013. The decision will be made over the course of the following weeks by a popular vote. Voting will begin on or around Friday February 1, 2013 and will continue through the first three days of Code4Lib 2012 until 11:59PM Eastern on Wednesday, February 13th. The results of the vote will be announced on Thursday, February 14th, the final day of Code4Lib 2013.

You can apply by making your pitch to the Code4Lib Conference Planning list [3]; attention to the criteria listed on the conference hosting page is appreciated. May the best site win!

Feel free to take a look at past proposals for ideas. Winning proposal from 2013:
http://tigger.uic.edu/~kayiwa/code4lib.html

2012 Winner:
https://sites.google.com/site/code4lib2012seattle/

2011 Proposals:
https://wiki.dlib.indiana.edu/display/EVENTS/Code4Lib+2011+Proposal
http://www.library.yale.edu/~dlovins/c4l/code4lib2011.html
http://sites.google.com/site/code4libvancouver2011

1. http://code4lib.org/conference/hosting
2. http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/How_To_Plan_A_Code4LibCon
3. code4libcon@googlegroups.com

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. The Code4Lib scholarship committee will award these scholarships based on merit and need.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants, if eligible, may apply for both scholarships, but no applicant will receive more than one scholarship. Past winners of either scholarship are not eligible for either scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be required to write a short trip report to be submitted to the scholarships committee by February 17, 2012.

CONFERENCE INFO

For more information on the Code4Lib Conference, please see the conference website: http://code4lib.org/conference/2013

and write-ups of previous Code4Lib Conferences:

THE OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE DIGITAL LIBRARY FEDERATION GENDER DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

The Gender Diversity Scholarships will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for two qualified applicants to attend the 2013 Code4Lib Conference. Any woman or transgendered person who is interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of the Code4Lib Conference is encouraged to apply.

THE OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE DIGITAL LIBRARY FEDERATION MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS

The Minority Scholarships will provide up to $1,000 to cover travel costs and conference fees for two qualified applicants to attend the 2013 Code4Lib Conference. To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of the Code4Lib Conference and must be of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send an email to Jeremy Frumkin (frumkinj@u.library.arizona.edu) with the following (preferably combined into a single PDF, if possible):

  • Indication of which scholarship (Gender or Minority or both) to which you are applying
  • A brief letter of interest, which:
    1. Describes your interest in the conference and how you intend to participate
    2. Discusses your statement of need
    3. Indicates your eligibility
  • A résumé or CV
  • Contact information for two professional or academic references

The application deadline is Dec. 14, 2012.
The scholarship committee will notify successful candidates the week of Jan. 1, 2013.

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

more...


Conference Info

Registration

Registration for Code4lib 2013 was closed as of Thursday, January 31. (Registration was $160 and registration was capped at 400 people.)

Schedule (HTML) | Schedule (PDF)

Pre-conference sign up

Lanyrd page for the conference

Save the schedule to your calendar

Volunteer sign up page

Socialize

Gender Diversity & Minority Scholarships

Conference Wiki

New to code4lib?

Come to dinner on Tuesday

Hacking code4lib

Code of Conduct

IRCbot


Hotel Info

The Crowne Plaza

733 W. Madison St, Chicago, IL 60661 Map
(312) 829-5000
Reservations, $115+ tax

Bus arrival times (#8-Halsted): From hotel to UIC Forum     From UIC Forum to hotel


Chicago

Getting Around

CTA

Locals prefer the Chicago Transit Authority. You can pay in cash, but it's much easier (and a bit cheaper*) to purchase a transit card. You can buy one at the airport, the Dominick's Grocery Store 1/2 block north of the hotel on Halsted Street, or at any train station.

Get bus and train arrival time information from the CTA mobile site.

If you don't have a transit card, a cash trip will cost you $2.25. Exact change is required.

*As of last month, it now costs $5 to travel to and from O'Hare airport via the train. Hello, tourist tax!

Taxis

Reasonably-priced for short trips around the Loop, but if you're going to the airport, the CTA is the more reliable (traffic-wise) and cheaper option.

Call or book online:

Walking

If you're staying at the Crowne Plaza and fancy a walk, it will take you about 25 minutes. The stretch of Halsted Street south of the hotel goes through the heart of Chicago's lively Greektown neighborhood.

Standard safety procedures apply: be aware of your surroundings, don't walk alone at night or if you're uncomfortable, etc.


Sponsors

Platinum

OCLC

Gold

Orbis Cascade Alliance
Digital Library Federation (Scholarships)
Oregon State University (and Scholarships)
Penn State University
EBSCO

Silver

IndexData
LYRASIS

Bronze

Blacklight
Princeton University Library
University of California San Diego Library
The Cherry Hill Company
Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Giveaways

Github
JetBrains

Developer Challenge

Hacking Fedora 4 (cash prizes)


Twitter: #c4l13

IRC channel: #code4lib

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

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