That's really cool and it definitely shows how amazing our community is
that someone will create something like this and then openly share it.
At the same time, I will encourage everyone to *vote first* before looking
at the results, and to not change their results after looking at the
The program committee actually created a similar spreadsheet and debated
whether to share it publicly because there have been concerns over the
years about the bias in-progress results can have on voting.
As the community prides itself on openness and transparency and there were
no in-progress results last year, we decided to compromise and show the
unranked, untallied results so people could still see the results, but not
specifically where a specific talk is in the rankings.
Along with anonymizing the talks by removing the presenters' names, we hope
to provide a process where the talks will be evaluated on their own merit
without the bias of gender, race, repeat or not repeat presenter, how it's
doing vote-wise, etc.
The program committee plans to release the tallied, ranked, final results
after voting closes.
Personally, I never look at the results in-progress since they can change
dramatically over time, and in the years I submitted a talk, I would just
end up stressing out about it. =x
On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 9:48 AM Kate Deibel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> If you want to follow the rankings for the talk voting, I put together a
> script + sheet that automatically recalculates the ranking. Assuming my cat
> doesn't eat the squirrel, it should update every 10 minutes.
> Katherine Deibel | PhD
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> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2019 Program Voting Open!
> The Code4Lib 2019 Program Committee is happy to announce that voting is
> now open for prepared talks.
> To vote, visit goo.gl/xvQXyu, review the proposals, and assign points to
> those presentations you would like to see on the program this year.
> * Voting will end on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM PT (GMT-8) *
> Every year, the Code4Lib community votes on proposals that they would like
> to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals will be guaranteed a
> slot at the conference. For all other slots, the Program Committee will
> curate the remainder of presentations in an effort to ensure diversity and
> quality using the following criteria (in no particular order):
> Favor first time presenters
> No duplicate presenters
> Presentations generally well voted/received by community
> Diversity of presenters by gender, ethnicity, institution, type of
> Diversity of topics/content
> Those who proposed a talk but are not selected are highly encouraged to do
> a lightning talk during the conference. Lightning talks are first come
> first serve sign up during the conference.
> Selected presenters will be contacted directly once the program committee
> has deliberated.
> The complete program will be announced in November. Please check the
> Code4lib mailing list or the conference website for the news.
> For more information about Code4Lib 2019, visit https://2019.code4lib.org