On Feb 12, 2008, at 11:34 PM, Jonathan Gorman wrote:
> Hi all,
> I thought I would send out another update on some of the social
> activities. Hopefully most people got the email recently about a
> Haunted Tour. If you didn't, and are interested I've included the
> text at the bottom of this email.
> We have only had a trickle of signups for the tour so far and if we
> don't get more conference services may end up cancelling it. So try
> to sign up in the next few days if you're interested.
> Some may remember earlier I was talking about the Shanghai Tunnel
> Tour (http://cgsstore.tripod.com/id18.html/index.html) and that this
> isn't quite the same one. There was a miscommunication somewhere
> along the process and we ended up with this tour. If anyone feels
> like they would actually go on that one but not the Haunted Tour let
> me know.
> If you prefer eating and drinking to walking though, don't feel
> obliged to sign up ;).
> Meanwhile, I'll be compiling a list of dinner places that have been
> posted at various spots and we'll try to start setting up ways for
> individuals and groups to let people know where they are planning on
> eating dinner. (It's optional, but it could help us from flooding a
> place or at least not be surprised when it's full). We'll hopefully
> have those up soon.
> I've been asked to remind people about the breakout sessions. For
> those who haven't attended previous years, breakout sessions are a
> pretty loose block of time where a group may gather for a more
> involved presentation, a group discussion, or create some piece of
> software. Want to take on Casey Durfee and do a whole ILS in 250
> lines or less? Want to talk about Library 3.2? See who can gather
> the most MARC records in the shortest amount of time? Discuss the
> impact of archiving of valuable digital historical materials such as
> Breakout (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakout)? Suggest them on
> the breakout signup sheet at http://code4lib.org/conference/2008/breakout
> As a reminder, we've got some interesting lists for social
> activities created by volunteers:
> Things to do, places to go
> Some information gathered about size of certain places
> A map of interesting spots
> Till next time,
> Jon Gorman
> ================== About Haunted Tour
> Interested in seeing a different side of Portland! Let off some
> steam after a long day at the conference by going on a spooky walking
> tour! Recognized by USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street
> Journal, and Fox TV as the "Best City Tour".
> Wednesday February 27 at 6:30pm.
> For a complete description, visit the website at
> There are only 25 spots available, cost is $20 per person. Please
> sign up using our registration system, payment will only be accepted
> by Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
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