Hear ye, hear ye, the deadline comes anon,
but we have yet to hear from most of you.
What hacks, pray tell, in IDEs o'er yon
might come forth with a demo, or two?
Time waits, but not for you.  Who will anoint
the keynote speakers?  Now, for their sake
we must act fast, and soon, you see, my point
is that the schedule blocks are open.  Point Break
(and yes, I mean the movie) might could be
a way to pass two hours.  But who will slake
the thirst that would remain 'twould not we see
another six propos'ls?  Script this for rake:
Gather ideas, write one and send, or more,
a break point's been herewith reset - step o'er!

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From: Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Oct 31, 2007 1:55 PM
Subject: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2008 Call for Proposals
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Code4lib 2008 Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for prepared talks for Code4lib 2008.
Code4lib 2008 is a loosely structured conference for library technologists
to commune, gather/create/share ideas and software, be inspired, and forge
collaborations. It is also an outgrowth of the Access HackFest, wrapped into
a conference-like format. It is *the* event for technologists building
digital libraries and digital information systems, tools, and software.

Prepared talks are 20 minutes, and must focus on one or more of the
following areas:
 - "tools" (some cool new software, software library or integration
 - "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.

We cannot accept every prepared talk proposal, but multiple lightning talk
sessions will provide everyone who wishes to present with an opportunity to
do so.

Please send your name, email address, and proposal of no more than 75 words
to code4libcon at The proposal deadline is November 30,
2007, and proposers will be notified by December 14, 2007.