In the interest of being a welcoming community, I think there needs to be something at or near the start of the main conference that provides a heads-up to the format and structure of the meeting. Particularly since it is unlike other conferences. Something that emphasizes the participatory nature and how-it-is-what-you-make-of-it. How to sign up for lightning talks. Hospitality suite. Etc.


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On Mar 3, 2014, at 12:43 PM, "Becky Yoose" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

Also a couple of reference points of previous "into into code4lib"
presentations at conferences:

c4l13 -
c4l09 -


On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

There has been some talk in the Code4Lib Conference Program committee about
an "Introduction to the Conference". There isn't a specific slot for a
talk, and perhaps not even time for one, except possibly a 5 minute
lightning talk.

But we've also discussed the possibility of having a wiki page or video
introduction that could be read or viewed by anyone at any time. There is
already a "How to Hack Code4Lib" page by Declan Fleming and others here:

What do folks think? Is the page above enough? Are there people who would
like to add to it? Is there someone who would like to put together a brief
video intro to the conference? Thanks,