Oregon State University Libraries is submitting itself as a candidate to
host the 2008 Code4lib conference, in Portland, Oregon.
We believe that OSU Libraries would be a good candidate to host the 2007
Code4lib conference. We have experience in hosting the conference, having
had the honor of being the host for the first code4libcon. Additionally, we
have been a major sponsor of the conference for the first two years of its
existence. We are proposing to host the conference in Portland, Oregon -
although Portland is a larger city, it has a small city feel, and Portland
is fairly easy to fly into (and easier to get to than Corvallis). Portland
also has a number of evening venues that would suit code4lib, and has good
ties with the open source community (The OSDL is located in Portland, and
the O'Reilly Open Source Conference is now held every year in Portland.
Additionally, the Powell's Technical Bookstore would be a very fun field
trip for many of the code4lib attendees).
Hosting code4lib 2008 in Portland would also help bring the conference back
to the west coast, which is in the spirit of moving the conference from
year-to-year. We believe that our success in running the first code4lib,
combined with what we learned from doing so, would enable us to successfully
host code4lib 2008.