As a local Northern Californian, I like this idea. 

> For example, we have CDL in Oakland, several nearby UCs, CSUs, large publics,
> and community colleges to draw from.

We might even get some people from a private (Leland Stanford) Junior University to come to a local event :) 

- Tom

On Mar 28, 2014, at 9:17 AM, Roy Tennant wrote:

> I am definitely interested in a Northern California regional Code4Lib
> group, but my ability to jet down to LA for a two-hour meeting is
> regrettably limited. Likewise my ability to jet up to Seattle or Portland,
> unfortunately. Perhaps a better strategy might be to focus on a local? For
> example, we have CDL in Oakland, several nearby UCs, CSUs, large publics,
> and community colleges to draw from. We should be able to put together a
> decent showing on our own, I would imagine.
> Roy
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM, Collier, Aaron <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> Josh - it was great to see you again this year!
>> We've got a lot of interest throughout the CSU and northern CA to form a
>> regional group, Which  a few of us are starting to pull together.
>> Is there interest in expanding the LA group throughout CA? I'm also
>> wondering if we should try to expand this beyond CA into a "Western
>> Regional", although there is already a PNW regional or keep it somewhat
>> smaller?
>> Perhaps a discussion topic for the May meeting.
>> Thanks!
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:
>> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joshua Nathan Gomez
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:04 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: 2nd meetup for code4lib LA - May 15th
>> We had an excellent first meeting of the code4lib Los Angeles regional
>> "chapter" last month on the USC campus.  Two dozen people from 10
>> institutions across the county (and beyond) showed up to talk about
>> libraries and technology.  Our second meeting is now scheduled and we hope
>> you can join us.
>> Date | Time:
>> May 15th, 2014  |  11am to 1pm.
>> Location:
>> Santa Monica Public Library  (map:
>> Parking:
>> An underground parking structure can be accessed from 7th Street between
>> Santa Monica Blvd. and Arizona Ave.  The first thirty minutes are free.
>> Rates are $1 per hour for the first two hours and thirty minutes. After
>> that, the rate is $1 per thirty minutes. Weekdays the daily maximum is $10.
>> The Library does not provide validation for parking.
>> Agenda:
>> The next meeting will again be mostly informal, but we will also have a
>> few short presentations.  By request, we will have a presentation on
>> continuous integration & deployment and another presentation on using
>> Python and the pymarc library to work with bibliographic records.
>> If you have something you would like to present, please send me a note and
>> I will add it to the agenda.  We also have a shared document of topics
>> requested where you can add a topic or sign up to present on one:
>> See you there!
>> Joshua Gomez
>> Library Systems Programmer
>> University of Southern California
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