I threw in "Junior University" as a sop for our UC friends--it's one of my favorite Stanford put downs. 

But seriously, we recently had digital librarians from Cal and UC Santa Barbara here for a two day session focused on GIS, Blacklight and Hydra, and it was enormously productive. (We met at Stanford because it was "halfway" between Santa Barbara and Berkeley -- ahem!) It made me think we should be doing this more regularly, especially as many of us seem to be converging on common tools and methods, more so than in recent years. Perhaps a regional C4L is the way to structure an ongoing, interinstitutional exchange. 

We'd be up to help plan, and even host, an event if others in NorCal are also interested. And OCLC does have rather nice offices, just 30 min north of us, so we could also meet there and see Roy's corporate jet up close (though I'm sad to hear it seems to be in the shop). 

- Tom

On Mar 28, 2014, at 9:42 AM, Roy Tennant wrote:

> You mean from As a Cal Alumni I am actually legally
> obligated not to mention the word "Stanford". So sorry, nothing personal.
> ;-)
> All kidding aside, MY BAD. You just have so much talent gathered in one
> spot the light is blinding. I can't even look your direction. :-)
> Roy
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 9:29 AM, Tom Cramer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Roy,
>> 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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