2022 Keynote Speakers Nominations

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Code4Lib 2022 will take place May 23 and May 26, 2022 in Buffalo, NY.

We encourage nominations for speakers located in the Great Lakes region, but welcome nominations from any location.

Keynote nominations closed 11/28/2021. Voting will open soon.

Please include a description and any relevant links. Please try to keep the list in alphabetical order.

The criteria for nominating a candidate to act as keynote are below:

  • Speaker’s name (First Name, Last Name)
  • Brief description of individual (250-word max)
  • Pertinent links (Maximum of 3)
  • Contact information of candidate (email address)

If you would prefer to submit a nomination anonymously, please send your nominee(s) to Margaret Heller at mheller1@luc.edu mheller1@luc.edu.

Please follow the formatting guidelines:

== Nominee's Name ==

Description of no more than 250 words.

[[Link(s) with contact information for nominee]]

[mailto:email_link.foo nominee's email address]

Jane Doe (example)

Jane works at ________, doing _______.

Some pertinent history/biography/hyperlinks that elucidates why Jane would be a good keynote speaker.


Lauren Chambers

Lauren is a Ph.D. student at the Berkeley iSchool, focused on data and society issues. Previously she was staff technologist at the ACLU of Massachusetts, where (among other things) she fought against government use of facial recognition technology and co-organized a workshop where drag queens taught anti-surveillance makeup techniques in a public library. Before that, she was an astrophysicist.

web site contact page

Julia Evans

Julia Evans is a Montreal-based software developer at Stripe. They have an effective way of teaching or explaining technology using cartoons. This fun way of talking and thinking about technology will be worth listening to.

teach technology

Julia's Contact Information

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at *Michigan State University*. Fitzpatrick is author of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019). She is project director of Humanities Commons, an open-access, open-source network serving more than 19,000 scholars and practitioners in the humanities. She is also co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, where she has led a number of experiments in open peer review and other innovations in scholarly publishing. She serves on the editorial or advisory boards of publications and projects including the Open Library of the Humanities, Luminos, the Open Annotation Collaboration, PressForward, and thresholds. She currently serves as the chair of the board of trustees of the Council on Library and Information Resources, and as Vice-President/President-Elect of the Association for Computers and the Humanities.



Crystal Lee

Crystal is a Ph.D. student at MIT. To quote from her web site, "I work broadly on topics related to the social and political dimensions of computing, data visualization, and disability. I also conduct ethnographic and computational research on social media communities like COVID skeptics, Chinese cyber-nationalist fandoms, and data hoarders." She did an amazing paper on how COVID skeptics use data visualization practices to promote misinformation, hence how information literacy is altogether more complicated than it seems.

web site

email address

Serena Oduro

Serena has worked on anti-racist tech equity and policy issues at Data & Society and Greenlining. "Serena received a BA in History from Seattle University where she also minored in Philosophy, Business, Global African Studies, and Mandarin", and all of that background shows up in her talks. She's worked and studied in England, Poland, and Ghana.

(I have her email address from non-public sources, so I'm not going to put it on the wiki, but I can reach out to her. --andromeda)

Diego Pino Navarro

Archipelago is an open source repository system developed and supported by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). Conceived 3 years ago as a response to our communities’ need (New York State) to lower the technological barriers of using and maintaining such systems and our experience maintaining and developing other open source repositories, Archipelago has come a long way, from a simple idea to many successful implementations. An extensive, thoughtful planning process turned into a formal roadmap that guided the development of a novel paradigm, coded with care for and supported by a diverse community. This presentation is about multi-sided Openness, a tale of rethinking our historical notions of what domain driven systems are in our shared professional realms, of stepping back, of giving users the tools for building on their own practices, of removing ourselves (developers) from imposing preconceived shapes data and media should have. In an evolving and constantly shifting domain, we provide means that support local, identity-driven workflows, enabling exploration and iterative actions leading to making knowledge more open, for human and machine consumption.

Archipelago Github Repository Home: [1] Archipelago Studio Showcase: [2] Archipelago Documentation: [3]


Adrian Roselli

Based in Buffalo, Adrian is a celebrated advocate and educator on building accessible and usable websites. Heavily involved with W3C, he has served on multiple standards committees. His website is well known for his articles exploring accessibility issues with a deep analysis of the critical aspects but written in such a way that both novices and experts learn valuable insights. Committed to social justice in design and technology, Adrian has much he could share with the Code4Lib community.

Adrian's Website and Blog

Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson is the co-founder of Software Carpentry, a volunteer organization that teaches computing skills to researchers in a wide range of disciplines. Greg has worked for 30 years in both the tech industry and academia, and is the author or editor of several books on computing (including Teaching Tech Together, JavaScript for Data Science, and Research Software Engineering with Python) and two children's books. Greg is based in Toronto, ON.