On Jun 9, 2016, at 7:55 PM, Coral Sheldon-Hess <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> One note about what we're discussing: when we talk about just doing the
> regional events (and I mean beyond 2017, which will be a special case if a
> host city can't step in), we need to realize that we have a lot of members
> who aren't in a Code4Lib region.
> You might think I'm talking about Alaska, because that's where I lived when
> I first came to a Code4Lib conference. And that's certainly one place,
> along with Hawaii, that would be left out.
> But even living in Pittsburgh, I'm not in a Code4Lib region, that I can
> tell. Pittsburgh isn't in the midwest, and we also aren't part of the
> tri-state region that Philly's in. I'm employed (part-time/remote) in the
> DC/MD region, so if I can afford the drive and hotel, that's probably the
> one I'd pick right now. I guess?
> So, even landlocked in the continental US, it's possible not to have a
> More importantly, though: my understanding is that our international
> members are fairly spread out -- maybe Code4Lib Japan being an exception?
> -- so, even ignoring weird cases like Pittsburgh, we stand to lose some
> really fantastic contributors to our community if we drop to regional-only.
> Just something else to consider.
> - Coral
Interesting. Consider searching one or more of the existing Code4Lib mailing list archives for things Pittsburg:
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I’d be willing to be you can identify six or seven Code4Lib’ers in the results. You could then suggest a “meet-up”, a get together over lunch, or to have them visit you in your space or a near-by public library. Even if there are only three of you, then things will get started, and it will grow from there. I promise. —Eric Morgan