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Code4Lib 2012 Scholarship (deadline: December 9, 2011)

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 2012 Code4Lib Conference, which will be held in Seattle, Washington, from Monday,February 6 through Thursday, February 9.

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.

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.

For more information on the Code4Lib Conference, please see the conference website:
and write-ups of previous Code4Lib Conferences:

Code4Lib 2012 Schedule

The schedule for the 2012 Code4Lib Conference in Seattle, Washington.


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Monday, February 6

Pre-Conference day overview:

08:00-09:00 - Registration / coffee
09:00-16:30 - Full Day sessions

Developing applications using REST web services

09:00-12:00 - Morning sessions

Linkfest | wiki page for notes, etc

What's New in Solr

Knocking Down Silos: Tools and Approaches for Simplifying Discovery

12:00-13:30 - Lunch (on your own)
13:30-16:30 - Afternoon sessions

Git -r done


DACS and EAD Overview

Digging into metadata: context, code, and collaboration


16:15-21:00 - Evening session

Microsoft Campus Visit

Conference Program

Tuesday, February 7

08:00-09:00 - Registration / Continental Breakfast
09:00-09:15 - Welcome
09:15-10:00 - Keynote #1 - Dan Chudnov
10:00-10:20 - Break (beverage service only)
10:20-10:40 - Beyond code: Versioning data with Git and Mercurial. (Stephanie Collett and Martin Haye) - Slides
10:40-11:00 - "Linked-Data-Ready" Software for Libraries - Slides
11:00-11:20 - Your Catalog in Linked Data - Slides
11:20-11:40 - HTML5 Microdata and - Slides
11:40-12:00 - ALL TEH METADATAS! or How we use RDF to keep all of the digital object metadata formats thrown at us. SLIDES
12:00-13:00 - Lunch (provided)
13:00-13:20 - HathiTrust Large Scale Search: Scalability meets Usability - Slides
13:20-13:40 - Relevance Ranking in the Scholarly Domain - Slides
13:40-14:00 - Kill the search button II - the handheld devices are coming
14:00-14:20 - Design for Developers - Slides
14:20-14:40 - The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion): Building a Socially Constructed Archive of Grateful Dead Artifacts - Slides
14:40-15:00 - Break (beverage service only)
15:00-15:50 - Breakout Sessions 1
15:50-16:10 - Break (beverage service only)
16:10-16:20 - Breakout reports
16:20-17:20 - Lightning Talks 1
17:20-17:30 - Daily wrap-up
18:00-20:00 - Newcomer dinners

Wednesday, February 8

08:00-09:00 - Continental Breakfast
09:00-09:15 - Housekeeping, Introductions
09:15-09:35 - Discovering Digital Library User Behavior with Google Analytics - Slides
09:35-09:55 - How people search the library from a single search box - Slides
09:55-10:15 - Building research applications with Mendeley - Slides
10:15-10:35 - Break (beverage service only)
10:35-10:55 - Stack View: A Library Browsing Tool - Slides
10:55-11:15 - NoSQL Bibliographic Records: Implementing a Native FRBR Datastore with Redis - Slides
11:15-12:00 - Ask Anything!
12:00-13:00 - Lunch (provided)
13:00-13:20 - Indexing big data with Tika, Solr & map-reduce - Slides
13:20-13:40 - In-browser data storage and me - Slides
13:40-14:00 - Lies, Damned Lies, and Lines of Code Per Day - Slides
14:00-14:20 - Practical Agile: What's Working for Stanford, Blacklight, and Hydra (Slides as PDF) (Slides as PowerPoint)
14:20-14:30 - Break (beverage service only)
14:30-15:40 - Breakout Sessions 2
15:40-15:50 - Break (beverage service only)
15:50-16:00 - Breakout reports
16:00-17:00 - Lightning Talks 2
17:00-17:15 - Daily wrap-up
18:00-20:00 - Social network dine-arounds

Thursday, February 9

08:00-09:00 - Continental Breakfast
09:00-09:15 - Housekeeping
09:15-10:00 - Keynote #2 - Bethany Nowviskie
10:00-10:15 - Break (beverage service only)
10:15-11:00 - Lightning Talks 3
11:00-11:20 - Your UI can make or break the application (to the user, anyway) - Slides
11:20-11:40 - Quick and Dirty Clean Usability: Rapid Prototyping with Bootstrap
11:40-12:00 - Search Engine Relevancy Tuning - A Static Rank Framework for Solr/Lucene - Slides
12:00-12:20 - Wrap-Up

Code4Lib 2012

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The bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle.

The Orbis Cascade Alliance and the University of Washington Libraries welcome you to the 2012 Code4Lib Conference in Seattle.

Code4Lib 2012 Sponsorship

2012 Sponsors

Scholarship Donors:

Equinox (2ea. $750)
Oregon State University ($3,000)

Book/Software Donations:

Ada's Technical books
Chandos Publishing
No Starch
Andrew Nagy (Serials Solutions) -- 5 Licenses for oXygen XML Editor


Code4Lib 2011 schedule

The schedule for the 2011 Code4Lib Conference in Bloomington, IN. If you would like this schedule in your calendering app convert the hCalendar in this page to iCal.

Code4Lib 2012 Call for Host Proposals

The Code4Lib Conference Planning Group is putting out a call for
proposals to host the 2012 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 [1] and on the Code4Lib Wiki [2].

The deadline for proposals is Sunday January 23, 2011. The
decision will be made over the course of the following weeks by a
popular vote.  Voting will begin on or around Wednesday January 25,


Scholarships to Attend the 2011 Code4Lib Conference (Deadline Dec. 6, 2010)

Oregon State University and the Western North Carolina Library Network are sponsoring four 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 2011 Code4lib conference, which will be held in Bloomington, Indiana, from Monday, February 7 through Thursday, February 10. The Code4Lib scholarship committee will award these scholarships based on merit and need.

Code4Lib 2011: Get Ready for the Best Code4lib Conference Yet!

Code4lib 2011 is a loosely-structured conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations.

Registration for Code4Lib 2011 is now closed! We will have a wait list available. If you are interested in being on the wait list please contact Julie Wernert at jwernert at indiana dot edu.

Dates February 7-10, 2011. Bloomington, IN


Location of code4lib 2011

Congratulations to Bloomington, Indiana, and our new hosts at Indiana University, for being voted as the host city for Code4Lib 2011.

Thanks to all who voted and all the sites that submitted proposals!

Vote on Code4Lib 2011 hosting proposals

We received three excellent proposals for hosting the 2011 conference,
and now it is time to vote on them. The proposals are from Bloomington, IN; New Haven, CT; and Vancouver, BC.

Voting will be open until Midnight EDT, Tuesday, March 23rd.

How to vote:


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