with demise of turntable.fm in 2013, Code4Lib Friday Jams appears to have moved. Cite: https://twitter.com/bot4lib/status/411539434962554882
The conference back channel on IRC is the most invaluable tool available to help you quickly get the feel for the conference and the people attending. Most technical people have the attention span of a gnat at times, and the channel helps keep a conversation flowing when the presentations get slow. Be warned that the level of discourse on the channel is very similar to how a group of friends would be talking around a table full of drinks. The topics range from inside jokes about bacon and sad facial hair to esoteric explorations of the RDF expression of specific pieces of metadata. The channel is also very useful for seeing where groups are going for lunch or dinner. You can find more information about IRC and how to get on it via the [http://code4lib.org/irc IRC page on the main Code4Lib site].
There is also a Code4Lib Slack team, which includes a feed from the Code4Lib IRC channel. You can see what's going on in IRC here, or post a message to the IRC channel. You won't be able to send commands to Zoia (the Code4Lib IRC bot). You do need to be invited to join the Slack team initially and you can use [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/120Dw1JjLxPJB9VTGl0mUY7Ot6yg6YNY1RZUISJFzdwk/viewform?c=0&w=1 this Google form to request an invitation]. Once you've joined the Slack team, join the public channel #irc to view the IRC feed.
=== Take a sip from the firehose ===
There are lots of places where things are happening, allowing you to choose the mediums of engagement you are most comfortable with and interested in. Definitely get on the [https://listserv.nd.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=CODE4LIB&A=1 email list]. In addition to that, Code4lib has a [http://code4lib.org blog] to stuff in your feed reader. But if you want to see what's going on in code4lib check out the [http://planet.code4lib.org planet] aggregator of blogs from code4lib folks. If you have a blog and want it listed there ask jrochkind in [irc://freenode.net/code4lib irc]. You can also follow [http://twitter.com/code4lib code4lib on twitter], or consider following code4lib twitter users via code4lib lists from [http://twitter.com/eby/lists/code4lib eby] or [http://twitter.com/mjgiarlo/lists/code4lib mjgiarlo]. There is also a [http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=134499 LinkedIn] group you can join for more "professional" networking. A [http://reddit.com/r/code4lib Code4Lib subreddit] was also recently added. If you like to work to music and share with the code4lib community, check out [
http:// turntable. fm/ code4lib_friday_jams Code4Lib Friday Jams]. If you're interested in being in the know about the annual Code4Lib Conference, then you should get on the [https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/code4libcon code4libcon Google Group].