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Welcome to code4lib BC 2013. This chapter aims to create connections and opportunities for folks from British Columbia and the surrounding areas.
*When: November 28-29, 2013*Location: Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada***************
When: November 28 and 29
Welcome to code4lib Where: SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC Cost: $20 Register here: https://code4libbc2013. This chapter aims What: It’s a 2 day unconference! A participant-driven meeting featuring lightning talks in the mornings, hackfest in the afternoons, with coffee, tea and snacks provided. Lightning talks are brief presentations which are typically 5-10 minutes in length (15 minutes is the maximum) on topics related to create connections library technologies: current projects, tips and opportunities tricks, or hacks in the works. Hackfest is an opportunity to bring participants together in an ad hoc fashion for folks a short, yet sustained period of problem solving, software development and fun. In advance of the event, we will gather project ideas in a form available through our wiki and registration pages. Each afternoon the code4libBC participants will review and discuss the proposals, break into groups, and work on some of the projects.** Who: A diverse and open community of library developers and non-developers engaging in effective, collaborative problem-solving through technology.Anyone from British Columbia the library community who is interested in library technologies are welcome to join and participate, regardless of their department or background: systems and IT, public services, circulation, cataloguing and technical services, archives, digitization and preservation. All are welcome to help set the surrounding areasagenda, define the outcomes and develop the deliverables!** Why: Why not? code4libBC is a group of dynamic library technology practitioners throughout the province who want to build new relationships as much as develop new software solutions to problems.** If you’re ready to get your hands dirty with library technology practitioners, register here:** Our first annual code4libBC event could not have been made possible without the generous financial support of:** - BC Electronic Library Network - BC Libraries Cooperative - Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Simon Fraser University - University of Victoria. And special thanks to the BC Libraries Cooperative for assisting the organizing group with administrative duties.** Feel free to email me with questions or comments.** All the best and see you in November!  Paul Joseph, code4libBC Chair Systems Librarian UBC Library Phone: 604-827-5132 Email:

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