There is a google group - code4libcon - for conference planning details.
On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 4:48 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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.
>> -- jaf
>> Jeremy Frumkin
>> Head, Emerging Technologies and Services
>> 121 The Valley Library, Oregon State University
>> Corvallis OR 97331-4501
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>> " Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing.
>> " - Emerson
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>> jean rainwater
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:18 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> 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
>>> bit timing-wise, but would now be a better time to start discussing
>>> this will be possible?
>>> Three people from our project spoke at the 2008 conference - Aaron
>>> our tech lead; Brewster Kahle, founder of Internet Archive; and Karen
>>> our metadata czarina. We also held a small meeting prior to the
>>> 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.
>>>> Jean Rainwater
>>>> Co-Leader, Integrated Technology Services
>>>> Brown University Library
>>>> Providence, Rhode Island 02912
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> Jonathan Rochkind
> Digital Services Software Engineer
> The Sheridan Libraries
> Johns Hopkins University
> 410.516.8886 rochkind (at) jhu.edu