Sounds like ripe BoF / Workshop material to me.
On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 6:00 AM, Joshua Gomez <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I want to propose a presentation topic that I would like to hear, rather than one I would like to give.Specifically, I am interested in advice on running regional "chapters" of code4lib. A few people met up a couple weeks ago to try to revive the defunct MD-DC-VA code4lib regional group. We discussed some reasons for the demise of the original group and were wondering what some of the stronger regional groups were doing that made them so successful.I would like to learn from members of those successful regional groups. Perhaps this could be a "birds of a feather" discussion rather than a presentation. I think it would be useful to the entire code4lib community. I would be willing to take notes and post the conclusions of the discussion to the wiki for other nascent regional groups to use.-Josh
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>>>> Anjanette Young 10/05/11 6:22 PM >>>
> Code4lib 2012 call for proposals.
> We are now accepting proposals for Code4lib 2012.
> Code4lib 2012 is a loosely-structured conference for library technologists
> to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge
> collaborations. The conference will be held Monday February 6th
> (Preconference Day) - Thursday February 9th, 2012 in Seattle, WA. More
> information can be found at http://code4lib.org/conference/2012/
> Prepared Talks
> Head over to the call for proposals page at
> http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2012_talks_proposals and submit your idea
> for a prepared talk for this year's conference! Proposals should be no
> longer than 500 words, and preferably many less.
> Prepared talks are 20 minutes (including setup and questions), and focus on
> one or more of the following areas:
> * tools (some cool new software, software library or integration platform)
> * specs (how to get the most out of some protocols, or proposals for new
> * challenges (one or more big problems we should collectively address)
> The community will vote on proposals using the criteria of:
> * usefulness
> * newness
> * geekiness
> * diversity of topics
> * awesomeness
> Proposals can be submitted through Sunday, November 19th, 5pm (PST). Voting
> will commence soon thereafter and be open through Friday, December 9th.
> Successful candidates will be notified by December 12th. The submitter (and
> if necessary a second presenter) will be guaranteed an opportunity to
> register for the conference through December 23st.
> Proposals for preconferences are also open until November 19th, 5pm (PST).
> We cannot accept every prepared talk proposal, but multiple lightning talk
> and breakout sessions will provide everyone who wishes to present with an
> opportunity to do so.
> Anjanette Young | Systems Librarian
> University of Washington Libraries
> Box 352900 | Seattle, WA 98195
> Phone: 206.616.2867
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