2012 c4l2012 social activities

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  • Woodinville distillery tour
    • +1
  • Seattle distillery tour
  • Favorite local breweries
  • Favorite local tea houses
  • Favorite local used bookstores
  • Visit hackerspace
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Planned events

Pre-Newcomer + Veterans dinner /drink-up Monday

Early in town for pre-conference? First time at code4lib? Don't know anyone at code4lib? Join fellow c4l newbies + 2nd + 3rd timers + veterans. You will gain a bunch of new/veteran code4libbers in one night! Sign up below (NO CAP). You can show up only for dinner or drinks or both!

But put your name so that we have a rough idea about the number of ppl who will show up =)


  • When: Monday evening (2/6)
  • For Dinner: Meet at 6PM (ish)at the hotel lobby
  • For Drinks: show up at Hideout between 8 -10 PM for local art, fancy cocktails, or Belgian beer
  • For Hospitality suite intro chat/hangout: show up at 10 PM - midnight? at hospitality suite

Dinner: Kastoori Grill -Indian & Himalayan/Nepalese/Tibetan (vegetarian-friendly) 0.8 miles 15 min. walk

  • Bohyun Kim - n/v (2nd-timer) (leader)
  • Jason Clark - n/v leader
  • Margaret Heller
  • Sarah Johnston - n
  • Andrea Schurr - n/v (2nd-timer)
  • Jason Ronallo
  • Karen Coombs - v
  • Eric James
  • Misty De Meo - n
  • Keri Thompson - n
  • Andreas Orphanides - v
  • Tom Burton-West -v
  • Keith Folsom - n
  • Sam Meister - n
  • Jen Weintraub - n
  • Reservation made for 15. Bring cash if you can! =)

Drinks: Hideout Lounge for local art, fancy cocktails, and Belgian beer 0.3 miles 8 min. walk

  • Bohyun Kim - n/v (2nd-timer) (leader)
  • Jason Clark - n/v leader
  • Lisa Kurt - n
  • Margaret Heller
  • Andrea Schurr - n/v (2nd-timer)
  • Anoop Atre (Would love to if back from MS visit)
  • Heather Pitts (maybe) - n
  • Evviva Weinraub - Hope to join up if back from MS visit)
  • Megan Banasek -n
  • Misty De Meo (maybe) - n
  • Keri Thompson (definitely)
  • David Drexler (likely) - n
  • Andreas Orphanides - v
  • Rebecca Jones - n
  • Chick Markley - v
  • Ray Henry - n
  • Jonathan Green (likely) - n
  • Aaron Collier - n
  • Tim Lepczyk - n

Hospitality suite intro chat/ hangout: just show up at the hospitality suite - no sign up required.

Morning Run Tuesday

I (Ray Schwartz) am organizing a morning run for anyone that would like to join me. It will be around 5 to 6 miles. I usually run a 10 minute per mile pace. And I would like to start around 7am. Select which days Tuesday or Wednesday or both mornings. Choose the date you wish via this Doodle link http://www.doodle.com/3tbigutqvkda5ib8

Link to the course map is at http://www.runningmap.com/?id=351428.

So far 4 have signed up for both Tuesday and Wednesday. Let's meet in the Lobby at 7am on Tuesday, and we will decide how to do Wednesday.

Newcomer dinner Tuesday

First time at code4lib? Join fellow c4l newbies and veterans for an evening of food, socializing, and stimulating discussions about demonstrations of the many uses of bacon dongles XML.

Code4Lib veterans, you're invited too. Join us in welcoming the newcomers!


  • When: Tuesday evening (2/7) Note that this year's dinner is on Tuesday
  • Time: 6 PM (ish) or whenever you can get your group together
  • Mastermind (if you have any questions): Becky Yoose


  • Max of 6 per group
    • Please, no waitlisting :(
  • ID yourselves so we can get a good mix of new people and veterans in each group
    • New folks - n
    • c4l vets - v
  • One leader needed for each location (declare yourself! - Vets are highly encouraged to lead the group :))
    • Leader duties
      • Make reservations if required; otherwise make sure that the restaurant can handle a group of 6 rowdy library coders
      • Herd folks from hotel to restaurant (know where you're going!)


Restaurants within .25 miles of the hotel

Sazerac (AWESOME happy hour menu that runs until 8)

  • Martin Haye - n (2nd timer but it's been a long time)
  • William Gunn - n
  • Rebecca Jones - n
  • Chick Markley - v
  • Al Cornish - v
  • Keri Thompson - n
  • capped at 6 (So, who's the fearless leader of this group? ~yo_bj)

O'Asian Kitchen and Lounge (Asian)

Restaurants between .25 miles and .5 miles of the hotel

Pike Brewing (local brewery, pub food)

  • Ken Varnum - n
  • Chad Nelson - n
  • Ed Summers - v
  • Tommy Ingulfsen - n
  • Adam Wead - v or .5n
  • Dan Coughlin - n
  • capped at 6 (So, who's the fearless leader of this group? ~yo_bj)

The Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery (American) It seemed like all the others were full so I thought it start this in case anyone else is as crazy unprepared as I am.

  • Jonathan Green - n
  • Ed Fugikawa ( ed AT coalliance DOT org ) - n

Wild Ginger (Asian, a bit overpriced) "Reservations made under Jason Clark at 6pm for 6 people. Meeting in hotel lobby around 5:45pm."

  • Jason Clark - n/v leader
  • Tamar Sadeh - n
  • Kevin Clarke - v
  • Gary Thompson - n
  • Keith Folsom - n
  • Sarah Park - n (my Seattle friend recommended this place!)

Purple Cafe (American, Wine Bar) reservation made under Calvin Mah for 6:30pm for the 6 of us. I'll be meeting in the hotel lobby at 6pm with some sort of sign. See you then!

  • Calvin Mah - (leader) - v
  • David Isaak - n
  • Aaron Collier - n
  • Sean Hannan - v
  • Joshua Gomez - v
  • Charlie Morris - n
  • capped at 6

Cafe Paloma (Mediterranean) Reservation for 6:15 -- Meet in hotel lobby at 6 -- I have short white hair and will be wearing a purple jacket.

  • Jean Rainwater (leader) - v
  • Kelley McGrath - n
  • Lori Robare - n
  • Emily Lynema - v
  • Sarah Johnston - n
  • Sam Meister - n
  • capped at 6

Collins Pub (Pub Food, great beer selection)

  • Francis Kayiwa - (leader) "(get hold of me at first dot last name at goog as the date gets closer with your mobile)" v
  • Michael Lindsey - v
  • Dan Suchy - v
  • David Drexler - n
  • Laura Smart - n
  • Heather Pitts - n
  • capped at 6

Six Arms - McMenamins (Pub Food & they brew their own beer) Meet in the Lobby at 6pm. I've also emailed you. --Joel

  • Joel Richard (richardjm AT si.edu) (leader) - v
  • Margaret Heller - v
  • Sibyl Schaefer (sschaefer AT rockarch . org) - v
  • Tim Lepczyk (timlepczyk AT gmail.com) - n
  • Ray Schwartz (schwartzr2@wpunj.edu) - v
  • Andrea Schurr (andrea-schurr AT utc DOT edu) - v(2nd-timer)
  • capped at 6

611 Supreme (Crepes and Full Bar) Reservation for 6 at 6:30. Meet in the conference hotel lobby at 6pm. Look for the short woman in a trench coat and wide brim hat ~Becky

  • Becky Yoose (leader) - v
  • Cynthia Ng - n
  • Zoe Chao - v
  • Stephanie Collett - n (2nd-timer)
  • Bethany Nowviskie - n
  • Ben Shum - n
  • capped at 6

Pan Africa Restaurant & Bar (Pan African) CLOSED TUESDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry for the confusion. I have moved everyone to Long Provincial, so that you'll have a place held in case you want it. If Long Provincial doesn't suit you, please remove your name in case someone else wants the spot. Again, I'm sorry. --Jason

Long Provincial Vietnamese (.7 miles from hotel; 15 minute walk)

Reservation for 6 for 6:30 (and I have a confirmation number!). Meet in the hotel lobby at 6 to allow for a strolling pace to walk over there.

Has a jellyfish tank.

  • Jason Ronallo (leader?) - v?
  • Nettie Lagace - n
  • Bohyun Kim - n/v (2nd-timer)
  • Wendy Robertson - n
  • Jennifer Bowen - n/v (3rd timer)
  • James Stuart - n
  • capped at six

Restaurants between .5 and 1 mile from hotel

Momiji New Japanese restaurant in Seattle - Reviewed in Concierge.com

  • Andrew Nagy (leader) - v
  • Cory Lown - v
  • Tod Robbins - n
  • Dennis Schafroth - n
  • Tammy Allgood Wolf - n*
  • Doris Munson - n

Palace Kitchen (another Tom Douglas restaurant, w/ a focus on meat). I have made a reservation for 6 at 8pm. Let's meet in the conference lobby at 6:30pm and make our way slowly over; we will find things to do in the interim. Look for Mike Giarlo, a man who may be holding a sign that says "HI I'M MIKE GIARLO" or otherwise shouting his name or looking confused.

  • Mike Giarlo (leader) - v
  • Carmen Mitchell - n
  • Daniel Lovins - v
  • Cary Gordon - v
  • Declan Fleming - v
  • Amy Unger - n

Sitka and Spruce (Eclectic, super-local and super-seasonal.) We have a reservation for 6 at 8:15pm. We'll meet in the conference lobby at 6:30 pm and head over - the owners also run Bar Ferd'nand, a wine shop/bar in the same building, and we can kill time there before we eat. Look for Mark Matienzo or Hillel Arnold.

  • Mark Matienzo (leader) - v
  • Hillel Arnold - sophomore
  • Devon Smith - v
  • bernardo gomez - n
  • Derek Merleaux - sophmore
  • Jennifer Weintraub - n

Japonessa Restaurant (Japanese + full bar)

Reservations for 6 at 7:00pm - Meet in lobby at 6:15

  • Ryan Wick (leader) - v
  • Kate Zwaard - n
  • Joe Atzberger - v
  • Scott Fisher - n (2nd-timer)
  • Anoop Atre - n
  • Lisa Kurt - n
  • capped at 6

Serious Pie (Tom Douglas restaurant, inventive pizzas, good local beer list).

No reservations for parties at Serious Pie...So, let's meet in the lobby at 6:30. Look for a guy wearing an 'Alma' t-shirt (me). Others out there...come and crash the 'capped at six' crowd heading to Serious Pie.

  • Christopher Spalding (leader) - v
  • Robin Schaaf - n
  • Jason Stirnaman - v
  • Christina Morris - n
  • Ray Henry - n
  • Sean Purcell - n
  • capped at 6

Ballet (Vietnamese)

Kokeb Ethiopian Restaurant (Ethiopian) Let's say meet at the lobby at 6pm like everyone else. Woohoo!

We have reservations for 6 at 6:45.

  • Andreas Orphanides (leader) - v
  • Mark Mounts - v
  • Joe Montibello - n
  • Justin Littman - n
  • Ron Peterson
  • Bobbi Fox - sophmore

Crashing the Seattle Ruby meetup, which meets on Capital Hill at 7:00 on Tuesdays. Eat at Poppy before. Reservations for 6:15. Leaving from the hotel lobby at 5:45. If you dig Ruby, come to this. Seattle ruby produced Nokogiri, Vlad, Rubygems.org ....

  • Matt Zumwalt (leader) - v
  • *Justin Coyne - n
  • Misty De Meo - n
  • Fumihiro Kato - n (2nd timer)
  • Dan Brubaker Horst - n (3nd timer)
  • Willy Mene - sophomore

Dahlia Lounge (Pacific Northwest cuisine, $$$)

Matt's in the Market (Northwest Cuisine, $$$)

Place Pigalle (French)

Chez Shea (French)

Elysian Breweries and Pubs (Pub Food)

Meza (Latin Fare) Have reservations for 6.45. It's about a mile from hotel. 10min bus, 30 min walk. Meet in lobby @ 6 and we'll work out bus/walk/cab. -corey

  • Tara Robertson - n
  • Shawn Averkamp - sophomore
  • Corey Harper - v (leader)
  • Shaun Ellis - sophomore
  • Jon Stroop - fifth year senior
  • Birkin James Diana - v (hi Jon!; hey newcomers, I'm taking the 6th slot, but, if you're stuck for a signup, plz do feel free to bump/overwrite me - seriously!)
  • capped at 6(So, who's the fearless leader of this group? ~yo_bj)

In the Bowl (Veg*n, Asian)

Plumb Bistro (Veg*n)

Highline (Veg*n, bar)

Restaurants more than 1 miles from the hotel

Brave Horse Tavern (another Tom Douglas, good regional beer list, yummy food. Near South Lake Union. Would require a ride on the South Lake Union Trolley (SLUT), but it's easy to get to/use from downtown.

Tempero do Brasil I was excited to see Ipanema Grill 6 blocks from the hotel, unfortunately it seems to be closed for good. So this restaurant which is a 10 minute ($15) cab ride away and which also serves Brazilian cuisine (including the ever-tasty feijoada) will have to do.

  • Robert Haschart - leader - v third year
  • Molly Pickral - n
  • Erik Hetzner - 2nd c4l

Flying Fish (Seafood)

Cafe Flora (FANTASTIC Veg*n restaurant. Use Metro bus #11 to get there)

Teapot Vegetarian House (Veg*n, Asian)

Space Needle (American, Pricy; but what the heck, listed it anyway for those who want the experience)

"Get Lamp" viewing Tuesday (9 PM)

"Tuesday, February 7, 9 PM or shortly after -Courtyard Ballroom"

Adam Wead and Michael Klein are organizing a viewing of Get Lamp: The Text Adventure Documentary

It's not about Linux, Apache, MySQL or PHP, but if you don't have a one, you might get eaten by a grue.

If there is additional interest, there may be another viewing this week.

Morning Run Wednesday

I (Ray Schwartz) am organizing a morning run for anyone that would like to join me. It will be around 5 to 6 miles. I usually run a 10 minute per mile pace. And I would like to start around 7am. Select which days Tuesday or Wednesday or both mornings. Choose the date you wish via this Doodle link http://www.doodle.com/3tbigutqvkda5ib8

Link to the course map is at http://www.runningmap.com/?id=351428.

So far 4 have signed up for both Tuesday and Wednesday. Let's meet in the Lobby at 7am on Tuesday, and we will decide how to do Wednesday.

Veg*n Dinner Wednesday

We'll pick a place with lots of veg*n options to go eat Wednesday for dinner. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians welcome.

  • Loving Hut Modest price. 1 mile from hotel. Will do bill splitting if we let them know up front.

Talked with Loving Hut and made a reservation for 15 for 6:30. Meet in the hotel lobby at 6.

  • Jason Ronallo (jronallo AT gmail.com)
  • Sean Hannan
  • Ed Summers
  • James Stuart
  • Bohyun Kim
  • Bethany Nowviskie
  • Margaret Heller
  • Laura Smart
  • Sibyl Schaefer
  • Cynthia Ng
  • Andrea Shurr
  • Eric James
  • Birkin James Diana
  • Sheree F
  • Misty De Meo
  • Reservation is for 15.

Meat-Up Dinner Wednesday

BOKA Kitchen + Bar, 1010 1st Ave (between Spring St & Madison St) - about 1/3 mile/5 min from hotel. We head over from the Amazon Technology Open House and get there by 8PM. Very much a eat-local place. Beecher cheddar - yum. Nice, mellow room. We should be back in plenty of time to hit the Drink-Up.

  • Cary Gordon

Note that they have some excellent non-meat options for any meat groupies that want to hang with us.

(if you do not find a suitable burger joint, there are also some top-notch steakhouses in Seattle. Both the Metropolitan Grill and El Gaucho are delightful if folks are OK with $50 steaks. Just FYI, not trying to hijack your meat-up, Cary!. -mjgiarlo)

Evergreen/Koha and friends dinner Wednesday

Put your name and any food limitations, or suggestions of places to go. We'll figure where we're going later. For now, let's assume we're meeting in the hotel lobby at 6pm.

  • Tara Robertson
  • Chris Sharp
  • Tod Robbins - n
  • Ben Shum
  • Anoop Atre - n
  • Matt Carlson - n

Craft Brew Drinkup, Wednesday (9 PM)

Wednesday, February 8, 9 PM-ish -Hospitality Suite

Like good beer? Bring some in your luggage! Some of us are planning to bring some of our favorite local, special, or homebrewed beers to share. Interested? Sign up on the 2012 Craft Brew Drinkup page!

Dim Sum Lunch Thursday

For those of you staying in town after the last session on Thursday, O'Asian Kitchen has dim sum service during the weekdays. Meet up around 12:35, meeting location tba. Bring cash for easier bill splitting.

  • Becky Yoose
  • Declan Fleming - love me some Dim Sum!
  • Adam Wead
  • Heather Pitts
  • Sibyl Schaefer
  • Anoop Atre
  • Dan Suchy
  • Carmen Mitchell
  • Tara Robertson
  • Ray Schwartz
  • Cynthia Ng
  • Corey Harper
  • Joshua Gomez
  • Cary Gordon
  • Mike Giarlo
  • Joe Atzberger
  • Dileshni Jayasinghe
  • Ryan Wick
  • Dennis Schafroth
  • Mike Durbin

Social Map - places of interest

Code4lib 2012 - Seattle - social events, hangouts, and places to see

Seattle Events Feb 5-9

Saturday, February 4, 2012

In case you are showing up really early.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

This all-classic film series, First Oscars, is accompanied by live music from the historic Mighty Wurlitzer organ, one of the last three remaining organs of its kind to reside in its original environment, played by critically acclaimed organist Jim Riggs.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ongoing Events

  • Seattle Art Museum: Tours are every Saturday & Sunday at noon, and the First Thursday of every month at 10:30, 11:30 am, 12:30 & 1:30 pm.
  • EMP: Exhibits on display include: Battlestar Galactica, Nirvana, Avatar, and Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film
  • Teatro ZinZanni: ¡Caliente! http://dreams.zinzanni.org/
  • Pacific NW Ballet: performing Don Quixote at McCaw Hall http://www.pnb.org/
  • Oklahoma!, Sunday matinee and nightly: 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Avenue http://www.5thavenue.org/show/oklahoma

Local events/places

  • Metrix Create Space
  • Ada's Technical Books
  • Northwest Outdoor Center
  • Center for Wooden Boats
  • Empty Sea Studios acoustic music

Local Beer Places

See also

Things to do in Seattle, from the hosts

Tour of the Seattle Public Library

Tuesday breakout session 3-4pm - max 20 ppl

Meet by the coffee urns, leaving at 2:55pm

  • Tara Robertson
  • Bohyun Kim
  • Carmen Mitchell
  • Margaret Heller

Jeff Christensen 206-387-4659 centaltours@spl.org

Possibility for another tour tomorrow