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==Code4Lib North: the Ninth. OCAD University May 10-11, 2018==
The 2018 Code4Lib North meeting will be held at [ the OCADU Library Learning Zone]. We'll begin each day at a suitable time, like 9:30 am.
[,+Toronto,+ON+M5T+2X8/@43.653649,-79.3899546,18.98z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x882b34cf3f118511:0x27d4ef7238e31a1e!2s122+St+Patrick+St,+Toronto,+ON+M5T+2X8!3b1!8m2!3d43.6535037!4d-79.3901536!3m4!1s0x882b34cf3f118511:0x27d4ef7238e31a1e!8m2!3d43.6535037!4d-79.3901536 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1 (also accessible from 113 McCaul Street)]<br />
Toronto, ON<br />
M5T 2X8<br />
Breakout sessions will take place in the Library on the second floor in rooms MCC 201 and 2015C as well as in the Inclusive Design Institute at 205 Richmond in room RHA 220.
[ Room Locations Map (PNG)]
[ Registration is available through EventBrite].
We will be observing the Code4Lib [ Code of Conduct].
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class="wikitable"
! Thursday May 10
! Friday May 11
| 09:00-9:30
| Doors open, coffee/snacks & mingle
| Doors open, coffee/snacks & mingle
| 09:30-12:00
| Opening Remarks 10
A peek at two decentralized data sharing protocols: IPFS and dat (John F.) ([ Slides]) 20
Cipher Suites for Nginx and HAProxy (Giles O.) ([ Slides]) 20
''Morning break coffee & snacks ''
Automatically updating holdings on vendor platform (Clara T.) ([[:File:ClaraTurp_Code4libNorth2018.pdf|Slides]]) ([ GitHub Repo]) 20
Lightning talks (Alan H. -; Kate D. - Accessibility Medley; Kim P. - code4libmap)
| Day 1 Hackfest Recaps 20
Towards holistic technology for libraries (a talk inspired by Ursula Franklin) (Alan H.) ([ Notes]) 20
''Morning break coffee & snacks''
Public Computing Service Delivery Model: work in progress (Gillian B.) 20
Driving towards conformance: A WCAG 2.0 (AA) road trip (Mark W., Mariana J., Aneta K.) 30
Data Carpentry (Greg W.) 5
| 12:00-13:30
| LUNCH ([ Sign-up])
| LUNCH ([ Sign-up])
| 13:30-14:00
| Explanable AI (XAI) & LIS (Mike R.) ([ Slides])
| Lightning Talks (Thomas G., Library Carpentry; Paul C., Gatsby.js; Sarah S., Omeka-ahhh; David F., Users v. Complexity; Graham F., Research DBs & ERM)
| 14:00-15:00
| Hackfest and group discussions
| Hackfest and group discussions
| 15:00-15:15
| ''Afternoon break (Learning Zone)''
| ''Afternoon break (Learning Zone)''
| 15:15-16:30
| Hackfest and group discussions continue
| Hackfest and group discussions continue
| 17:30
| Social - The Office Pub, 2nd floor, [,-79.3924239,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x882b34d0687e46db:0x96c6721dda9f3692!8m2!3d43.6482383!4d-79.3902352 117 John St.]
====Talk Sign Up====
Code4Lib North is a great opportunity to talk about anything you are working on or pondering about. It can be as short as a 5 min lightning talk to just throw out some ideas or up to a 30 min talk on whatever you like
{| class="wikitable"
! scope="col" | '''Name'''
! scope="col" | '''Topic'''
! scope="col" | '''Time (5 Min - 30 min)'''
! scope="col" | '''Way to contact&#42;'''
| Michael Ridley || Explanable AI (XAI) & LIS || 30 mins. || (@mridley)
| John Fink || A peek at two decentralized data sharing protocols: IPFS and dat || 15-20 mins. || (@adr)
| Giles Orr || Cipher Suites for Nginx and HAProxy || 15-20 mins. ||
| Mark Weiler, Mariana Jardim, Aneta Kwak || Driving towards conformance: A WCAG 2.0 (AA) road trip || 30 mins. ||,,
| Gillian Byrne || Public Computing Service Delivery Model: work in progress || 20 mins. || (@gillmbyrne)
| Clara Turp || Automatically updating holdings on vendor platform: work in progress || 20 mins. ||
| Alan Harnum || Towards holistic technology for libraries (a talk inspired by Ursula Franklin) || 15-20 mins. ||
&#42; Just so we can talk to you about getting slides or follow up questions. Feel free to [ email me instead] if you don't want to enter anything here.
====Hackfest & Group Discussion Ideas====
Depending on feedback we might spend some time running a HackFest/Group Discussions instead of just presentations. Add your ideas.
{| class="wikitable"
! scope="col" | '''Name'''
! scope="col" | '''Idea'''
! scope="col" | '''Way to contact&#42;'''
| Thomas Guignard || Getting started with virtualization. The aim would be for attendees to end up with a working instance of Vagrant/Ansible/Docker, and maybe run something like [ FOLIO]. I have zero knowledge or understanding of any of this, so if someone smarter than me is willing to run such a workshop, it would be amazing! Thanks :) || (@timtomch)
| John Daniel || Data hacking workshop. Do you like hacking, scraping, munging, mapping, or just working with data? Bring your most vexing dataset problems, compare tips and tricks, and maybe learn something new. Fun for anyone who likes Unicode, CSV, XML/XSL, JSON, Databases, Perl, Stata/R/Python/Pandas/NumPy/Jupyter & data tables, images, video, and geospatial (raster & vector) || (@etresoft)
&#42; Just so we can talk to you about getting slides or follow up questions. Feel free to [ email me instead] if you don't want to enter anything here.
====Socials & things to do besides c4l====
* There will likely be a conference social on Thursday night, we're currently working it out.
* The [ Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF)] is on May 12-13 right after c4l! Coincidence?
* Next door to OCAD is the Art Gallery of Ontario, which is currently hosting the exhibit [ Infinity Mirrors by Yayoi Kusama]. Unfortunately all advance tickets are sold out, if you are interested in visiting the exhibit, you will have to get up early and stand in line for the very limited of same-day tickets they are releasing...
The organizers have reserved a block of rooms at University of Toronto's Chestnut Residence, which is a 5 minute walk from OCAD. To receive the conference rate, reservations must be made by April 13, 2018.
Rooms cost $119/night + HST and include a full buffet breakfast. Reservations can be made by emailing or calling 416-977-0707, Ext 0 and referring to the Code4Lib North to get the discounted rate. Cancellation policy is 48 hours in advance and a credit card number will be required to hold the space. All rooms are private with ensuite washroom, linen and towels are provided. Housekeeping services the rooms weekly. Complimentary wifi is provided. For details, see
The St. Patrick Street and McCaul Street entrances are both accessible. The 2nd floor Library can be reached via elevator G (located down the hallway from the Learning Zone). There are two single-use gender neutral washrooms in the Learning Zone and one more outside the second floor Library in addition to the two gendered, non-accessible washrooms. A microphone will be available for speakers. If you have any additional accessibility needs or concerns, please [ contact us].
Code4lib North attendees can enjoy a 10% discount when traveling with VIA Rail and Porter Airlines. Use the information below when booking your tickets.
====VIA Rail discount====
'''Discount code:''' 13693
'''Instructions:''' Log in or create a profile on [ the VIA Rail reservation system] prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code above for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.
'''Discount:''' 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied." Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.
'''Valid:''' May 8th, 2018 to May 13th, 2018 from all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return.
'''Restrictions:''' Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.
====Porter discount====
'''Discount code:''' C4LIBN
'''Instructions:''' Please [ book online] or through your travel agent using promo code “C4LIBN”. The discounted fares are available for booking from March 2, 2018 to May 14, 2018.
'''Discount:''' Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from code4lib North. Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), Gate Porter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.
'''Valid:''' for travel May 7th, 2018 to May 14th, 2018 from anywhere in Canada or US to Toronto and return.
'''Restrictions:''' The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.
*Hashtag: [ #c4ln18]
* Join the #code4lib channel on the [ code4lib slack]
* Instructions to join the code4lib slack are found [ here]
Questions and/or concerns? Please contact [ Kaitlin Newson]
====2018 Organizing Group====
Alan Harnum<br />
Chris Landry<br />
Kaitlin Newson<br />
Kim Pham<br />
Thomas Guignard
Code4Lib North would like to thank OCAD University for providing space for this meeting, OCADU IT Services for providing wi-fi, and both [ BiblioCommons] and [ the Ontario Colleges Library Service] for providing financial sponsorship.
==Code4Lib North: the Eighth. University of Ottawa May 11-12, 2017==

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