code4lib 2006 is…

  • a loosely structured camp/conference for library technologists to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge collaborations
  • an outgrowth of the Access HackFest, wrapped into a conference-ish format by the folks in #code4lib
  • being planned using an ancient asynchronous messaging protocol and this site
  • open to all interested people/organizations for both planning and participation
15-17 Feb 2006
LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon [map] Free wireless nets are available at both the conference venue and the hotel
Conference Schedule
Presentations are being added to the Conference Schedule as we receive them.
The final list of Lightning Talks and Breakout Sessions are also available.
$125 (goes up to $175 two weeks prior to the conference) [Registration is closed]
We have heard that the conference hotel is now booked full. There are quite a few alternative hotels in Corvallis. One recommended hotel is the Holiday Inn Express, which is located approximately a mile from the conference site. It also provides free wi-fi access.
The conference hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn, located across the street from the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU Campus. The discounted room rate is $84/night plus tax. To make a reservation, please call 541-752-5000. Please make your reservations by January 14, 2006 in order to ensure that you receive the discounted rate and let the hotel operator know that you are with code4lib 2006.
NOTE: You must make reservations to use the shuttle services. Reservations may be made by visiting the appropriate shuttle URL below Fly into either:
  • Portland Airport (PDX) — There is shuttle service for $43 each way, direct to the hotel. (Choose the 'Corvallis' option from the shuttle website for the shuttle schedule) (Some people have reported that the web site reservation didn't work, and they had to call through.)
  • Eugene Airport (EUG) — shuttle options
  • There is some carpooling [link removed]
Types of Activites and Programs
  • Keynotes - 45 minutes, talks from the farthernmost reaches of library software development where significant real work is getting done. To provide an opportunity to see where they are up close, to learn details of their implementation choices, to hear about the challenges they're facing and how those might scale/translate to the rest of us.
  • Prepared talks - 20 minutes, which must center on "tools" (some kick-ass new software library or integration platform), "specs" (how to get the most out of some protocols, or proposals for new ones), or "challenges" (Some Big Problem we should collectively address). We will evaluate proposals on criteria of geekiness, usefulness, newness, and diversity of topics.
  • Lightning talks - 5 minutes, those interested sign up on a wiki that opens at the start of the conference. *Hard* 5 minute limit... at 4 minutes the next person gets up and starts attaching their screen, and somebody keeps a hard count.
  • Breakouts - People interested in the same project/problem can hang out in a space together for 60-90 minute blocks. Somebody near to the project/problem can coordinate discussion, set up hackers, tackle a challenge session topic, etc. Larger groups will get separate space, smaller groups can just spread out in the larger conference room space.
Planning Group
Daniel Chudnov, Edward Corrado, Andrew Forman, Jeremy Frumkin, Brad LaJeunesse, Art Rhyno, Ross Singer, Edward Summers, Roy Tennant. If you want to get involved please join and ping the email discusion list.