2013 Invited Speakers Nominations
Nominations for invited speakers/keynotes for Code4Lib 2013. Alphabetical order. Suggestions will close on August 31, 2012, 5pm CDT, so all names can be tossed into some type of voting mechanism.
Active on the Linked Open Data listserv. Also, invented http.
BoingBoing.com, craphound.com. Author of sci-fi, copyright activist, etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Doctorow
UK librarian, living in Scotland. He has been heavily involved in vocabulary mapping, and is a real pioneer in demonstrating how that capability supports the Semantic Web and linked data. His presentations can be found on his website http://gordondunsire.com. He presently represents the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) on the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA. He's an excellent speaker and really gets his points across.
All around badass. "Jeri Ellsworth is an American entrepreneur and self-taught computer chip designer." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeri_Ellsworth
Repository development and digital archivist at the Library of Congress. http://digitalpreservation.gov
Co-founder of MakerBot
"Adam Mayer spends his time making things, thinking about making things, thinking about things to make, thinking about ways to make things, and thinking about ways to make things better. He believes that people should be always be trusted with tools." (http://wiki.makerbot.com/about-us)
Archivist and filmaker on a mission to archive everything. http://ascii.textfiles.com/speaking
Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation with focus on open source and education https://commonspace.wordpress.com/about/
Jon Voss has innovated solutions and community engagement on “big picture” problems for 15 years. In the mid-‘90s, his early work on social responsibility led him to develop new business practices for music festivals and rock stars through his work with the Tibetan Freedom Concerts and artists like the Beastie Boys, David Crosby, and Wyclef Jean. A decade later, he helped religious communities and other institutions develop and implement technology infrastructure and strategies that fit with their beliefs, cultures, and daily practice. He served as the IT Director for the San Francisco Zen Center before running his own IT consulting firm for 7 years.
Today, Jon is the Historypin Strategic Partnerships Director at We Are What We Do, a global not-for-profit behavior change agency. He is helping to build an open ecosystem of historical data across libraries, archives, and museums worldwide through his work with Historypin and as one of the organizers of the International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit. (For more about Jon: http://about.me/jonvoss.)
Stolen from SAA website
Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kam is currently developing modified open source digital forensics tools for digital archivists. He works with archivists, librarians, forensics researchers, and other development groups to identify core needs in analyzing and preparing digital content for preservation -- specifically needs that can be addressed using existing high-performance forensic technologies (with a little tweaking). He is also interested in developing datasets and teaching technologies to support education and professional training in digital archiving.