ELM, I'm happy to help coordinate in whatever way you need.
Also, if we can find a drummer, we could do a blues trio (count me in on bass). I could bring our band's drummer (a HUGE ND fan) down for a day or two if needed--he's awesome.
WMU in Kalamazoo
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From: "Eric Lease Morgan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 4, 2010 4:38:53 PM
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib Midwest?
On Mar 4, 2010, at 3:29 PM, Jonathan Brinley wrote:
>> 2. share demonstrations
> I'd like to see this be something like a blend between lightning talks
> and the ask anything session at the last conference....
This certainly works for me, and the length of time of each "talk" would/could be directly proportional to the number of people who attend.
>> 4. give a presentation to library staff
> What sort of presentation did you have in mind, Eric?
> This also raises the issue of weekday vs. weekend. I'm game for
> either. Anyone else have a preference?
What I was thinking here was a possible presentation to library faculty/staff and/or computing faculty/staff from across campus. The presentation could be one or two cool hacks or solutions that solved wider, less geeky problems. Instead of "tweaking Solr's term-weighting algorithms to index OAI-harvested content" it would be "making journal articles easier to find". This would be an opportunity to show off the good work done by institutions outside Notre Dame. A prophet in their own land is not as convincing as the expert from afar.
I was thinking it would happen on a weekday. There would be more stuff going on here on campus, as well as give everybody a break from their normal work week. More specifically, I would suggest such an event take place on a Friday so the poeple who stayed over night would not have to take so many days off of work.
>> 5. have a hack session
> It would be good to have 2 or 3 projects we can/should work on decided
> ahead of time (in case no one has any good ideas at the time), and
> perhaps a couple more inspired by the earlier presentations.
University of Notre Dame