I believe last year there was also a separate conference organizing
list, where those who wanted to participate in decision making about the
conference could sign on and discuss it?
Me,I'm perfectly happy to leave things like preconferences to those who
are interested in thinking about it.
But I recall that opinion of mine was controversial too, and someone
(jaf? :) ) thought that everyoen attending the conf shoudl be
participating on the conf organizing list. Either way, not everyone on
the code4lib list will even be attending the conf, of course.
Frumkin, Jeremy wrote:
> Last year we had a somewhat mixed process - I'll have to go back and look at the email archives, but I believe we had a somewhat informal vote after folks volunteered to host pre-conference topics. After the vote, there was at least one group that decided to run an 'unofficial' pre-conference as well, which was also well attended.
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> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of jean rainwater
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:18 PM
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] code4lib 2009
> Alexis - I'm posting your question to the list because I don't have
> the answer.
> We have a pre-conference room which will hold 80 people reserved for
> Monday, 2/23. We could book a second (and third?) room if necessary.
> I'm not sure if the pre-conference topics go to popular vote or if
> anyone willing to organize one gets a green light. Jeremy or others
> - how did work last year?
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 2:50 PM, Alexis Rossi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi Jean,
>> I sent you an email a couple of months ago regarding having an
>> OpenLibrary.org pre-conference next year. I'm sure I was jumping the gun a
>> bit timing-wise, but would now be a better time to start discussing whether
>> this will be possible?
>> Three people from our project spoke at the 2008 conference - Aaron Swartz,
>> our tech lead; Brewster Kahle, founder of Internet Archive; and Karen Coyle,
>> our metadata czarina. We also held a small meeting prior to the conference,
>> which I'm told was well attended. We'd like to do a whole day
>> pre-conference in 2009 if that will work out schedule-wise.
>> What do you think, is this a possibility?
>> Alexis Rossi
>> Internet Archive
>> jean rainwater wrote:
>>> Mark the dates!
>>> Brown University is hosting code4lib 2009 which will take place at the
>>> Renaissance Providence Hotel from Monday, Feb 23 (preconference day)
>>> to Thursday, Feb 26.
>>> It's time to start a discussion of potential keynote speakers. Ideas?????
>>> Jean Rainwater
>>> Co-Leader, Integrated Technology Services
>>> Brown University Library
>>> Providence, Rhode Island 02912
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