2013 social activities

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  • Aviary: super-crazy cocktails. http://www.molecularrecipes.com/molecular-mixology/aviary-cocktails/ . List your name if you're interested, whether Sunday, Monday, and/or Tuesday (after newcomer dinners) work, and whether you're just interested in stopping by, or doing a 7 cocktail tasting flight.*
    • statsfool: sunday/monday/tuesday, either drinks or flight.
    • Amyhannah: monday/tuesday, drinks, probably not the flight.
    • anarchivist: sunday/monday, prefer drinks over flight but could be convinced
    • highermath: monday (could use 10 cocktails after Drupal subCon, I am sure). Uber now works in Chicago, so I would do the flight.
    • pberry: any night but Wednesday (that's Goose Island night) and I'd be up for drinks or flight, although leaning away from flight.
    • thatandromeda oh my gosh yes, any time, probably not the flight.
    • gdave beautiful site, I would be interested, Sun,Mon,Tues. either drink or flight.
    • scollett: sun, drinks, maybe flight.
    • shawnc12: sunday/monday, either drink or flight
    • beatricep: sunday/monday drink, highly susceptible to flight by peer pressure..
  • Brewery tour - some possible candidates would be Goose Island, Brew Bus http://www.chicagobrewbus.com/, Piece, Revolution, Half Acre.
  • Library field trips - because we're library geeks. Possible places include Newberry and Read/Write.--Read/Write Library confirmed for February 12.--Newberry Library confirmed for February 14.
  • Art Institute of Chicago - Only open until 5pm, but possible for people coming in early enough on Sunday.
    • escowles: I'm getting in around noon on Sunday, and interested in this.
    • pgrayove: I'm getting in around noon on Sunday too. I'm interested.
  • Local Option http://localoptionbier.com/ - So you've heard of Hopleaf, you've heard of Maproom. Come to Chicago's *ahem* best kept secret for good food and an evening session on Monday. We will need a tally to make requisite arrangements.
    • kayiwa
    • Linda Ballinger
    • Courtney Greene
    • John Pillans
    • +6 from NCSU incl one Bret Davidson
    • Megan Kudzia

Planned Events

Newcomer Dinner, Tuesday 2/12

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 (2/12)
  • 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

Athena (Greek)

  • Al Cornish - v (leader)
  • Carolyn Cole - n

Dine (Contemporary)

Girl and the Goat (American) Top Chef fans take note! This is Stephanie Izard's award-winning resto. Totally booked.

Little Goat - Izard just opened a diner across the street from G&G that is walk-in only.

Haymarket Pub & Brewery (Pub food)

Karyn’s on Green (Vegan) Completely vegan and close to the conference hotel. We'll meet in the conference hotel at around 6:45 (reservation at 7:00 for 6). Google maps says it is a 5 minute walk.

  • Jason Ronallo (leader)- v
  • Alicia Cozine - n
  • Mark Mounts - v
  • Barbara Hui - n
  • Amy Deschenes - n
  • Adam Strohm - n
  • Capped at 6

Nia (Mediterranean tapas)

Pegasus (Greek)

Roditys (Greek) -- Reservations made for 6:30pm. Let's meet in the hotel lobby at 6pm and walk over from there.

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

Code4lib Chicago Celery Salt Society - Al's Beef

  • Jason Casden (leader) - v - No reservations. We can walk from the hotel at 7.
  • Charlie Morris - n
  • Cory Lown - v
  • Carolina Garcia - n

Avec (Small plate) Family-style small plate and tapas. Great Yelp reviews. We'll meet in the conference hotel at 6:00 6:45 (they don't take reservations, but have stuff to sip on if there's a wait). Less than 10 minute walk from hotel.

  • Shaun Ellis (leader) - v
  • Jon Stroop - v
  • Paula Gray-Overtoom - n
  • Emily Zervas - n
  • Cynthia Ng - neither
  • Sarah Dooley - n
  • Capped at 6

Baba’s Village (Indian/Pakistani)

Blackbird (Contemporary)

  • Justin Coyne (reserver) - v - Reservation for Blackbird for 6 at 8:30pm
  • Matt Cordial - v

Carnivale (Nuevo Latino)

De Cero (Mexican)

Dragonfly (Chinese, sushi)

Giordano's (Chicago Style Pizza) This place should be able to handle multiple groups...

Grange Hall Burger Bar (Local food)

I Dream of Falafel (Mediterranean)

  • Emily Lynema (leader) - v
  • Christie Peterson - n

Jaipur (Indian)

  • Andrew Darby (leader) - v
  • Josh Wilson (joshwilsonnc at gmail) - n
  • Tim Thompson - n

La Sardine (French)

MyThai Takumi (Japanese Thai) Reservation at 6:15. Meet in the hotel lobby at 6 pm. Look for the women in a trench coat and hat.

  • Becky Yoose (leader) b dot yoose at gmail - v
  • May Chan - n
  • David Anderson - newby
  • Terry Brady - new
  • Dave Menninger - n
  • Shawn Carraway -n
  • Capped at 6

Nellcôte (French)

Province (American with Central/South American/Spanish influence)

The Publican (Seafood)

  • Jay Luker (eater) - v - Rezzie is for 8pm
  • Mark Matienzo (tweeter) - v
  • Devon Smith (pickle eater) - repeat offender
  • Chris Sharp (dead horse beater) - v
  • Michael B. Klein (greeter) - v
  • Bill McMillin (meeter) - n
  • Capped at 6

Saigon Sisters (Vietnamese)

Thai Urban Kitchen (Thai, sushi)

Trattoria Isabella (Italian)

Vivo (Italian)

Wishbone (Southern Reconstruction)

Restaurants between .5 miles and .75 miles of the hotel

Currents on the River (Eclectic)

N9NE Steakhouse (Steak)

Vera Chicago (Spanish)

Restaurants between .75 miles and 1 mile of the hotel

The Berghoff (German)

  • Declan Fleming - v (leader) I checked reservations, and for 6 people, the first time open after the conf is 7:30, so I grabbed that.
  • Dave Green - n
  • Steven Villereal - n
  • Peter Murray - v
  • Trey Terrell - n
  • Mike Giarlo - v
  • Capped at 6

Frontera (a Rick Bayliss Mex-American restaurant) Reservations are for 7:30, so perhaps the group could get a drink in the lobby beforehand. Either way, we'll depart at 7pm.

(note: the drinks at the bar at frontera are very tasty.)
  • Dan Suchy (leader and over-eater) - v
  • Matt Critchlow - v
  • Carmen Mitchell - v
  • Maureen Callahan - n
  • David Cliff - n
  • Patrick Berry - 3rd year red-shirt freshman
  • Capped at 6

Native Foods (Vegan)

Restaurants more than 1 mile from the hotel

Green Zebra (Vegan)

Honky Tonk Barbeque (BBQ)

Karyn’s Cooked (Vegan)

La Taberna Tapas (Mediterranean)

Morgan's on Maxwell (Pub food)

Chez Joël (French/Tangiers food) I am leaning towards an early dinner of 6:15 as I have to take-off to make sure the Game Night takes off without a hitch. So leave the conference hotel by 5:45 if it is walk weather or 6PM if it is taxi weather.

  • Francis Kayiwa (knackered leader) - v
  • Megan O'Neill Kudzia - n
  • Esther Verreau - n

Veg*n Dinner

Let's have dinner at a veg*n-friendly place one night of the conference. Folks of all eating styles welcome.

Max *6* people per party this year.

Party #1: Chicago Diner, Wednesday Night http://www.veggiediner.com/ "meat free since '83" Will they easily be able to accommodate 6 folks walking in? We'll plan on meeting in the conference hotel at 6pm and taking the 8 bus up there (3411 N. Halsted St Chicago, IL 60657).

  1. Jason Ronallo (jronallo@gmail.com)
  2. Linda Ballinger (linda dot ballinger at gmail)
  3. May Chan (msuicat at gmail dot com)
  4. Demian Katz (demian DOT katz AT villanova DOT edu)
  5. David Uspal (david dot uspal at villanova dot edu) In for the Country Fried StAEk and/or the Soul Bowl. Ex-Vegetarian (which may make it a crime for me to go), so if the list is full and you still want in, feel free to email me and I'll gladly turn over my spot to an actual Veg*n.
  6. Cynthia Ng (cynthia dot s dot ng at gmail)

Capped at 6

Code4lib/Goose Island Brewing Pull Request

When: Wednesday, 2/13, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

More information and sign up at [1]

Non-beery get together

When: Wednesday, 2/13, Meet at hotel lobby at around 6:30 (and take public transport over to the park) OR meet us at the rink at 6:45, skating rink closes at 8 PM

Where: McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Contact: @dchud, @ranti, @yo_bj (b dot yoose at gmail), @wendyrlibrarian

Cost: $10 skate rental, people watching free

Come and (attempt to) skate with us! This is also a good people watching opportunity, so if you don't want to skate, there will be places to hang out around the rink and the park. There is a cafe near the rink as well, with hot drinks and food.

FYI - For those of you who want something else to munch on while hanging out, there's a Garrett Popcorn Shop a couple blocks away.

  1. Chris Sharp (indicating interest)
  2. Becky Yoose (ready to fall on her butt repeatedly for the entertainment of others)
  3. Peter Murray
  4. Shawn Carraway
  5. Karen Coombs
  6. Michael Levy
  7. Christie Peterson

Flying Trapeze

When: Monday, 2/11, TBD

Contact: rosalynmetz at gmail dot com

No this is not a joke. If you haven't heard Rosy is an aspiring trapeze artists and wants to bring the fun to her friends in Code4Lib. There is a trapeze rig in Chicago and she plans on visiting it and hopes that some of you can come along as well. If its your first time taking a trapeze class, they'll start you off learning a knee hang and depending on how that goes you might be able to catch it at the end of class. If you have any questions about whether or not this is for you, TSNY Chicago's website should have the answer, if not feel free to contact Rosy.

Trapeze classes are $57, last 2 hours, and are limited to 10 people. Currently TSNY Chicago hasn't release their class schedule for February -- they should be doing that around Jan. 1. If we can get enough people interested before then, we can buy out a whole class. If not it'll be first come, first serve (along with the general public).

If you're interested in signing up, feel free to add your name and contact info to the list below.

Sign Up List

  1. Jay Luker (first!)
  2. Bill McMillin
  3. Bess Sadler
  4. Karen Coyle
  5. Sibyl Schaefer
  6. Rosalyn Metz (because I'm organizing)
  7. Alicia Cozine

Game Night!

Moved this from idea to an actual event. Still getting some details, but here's what we know:

We have a conference room at the UIC library reserved for 7:30 on Tuesday the 11th. Not sure how late we'll play. I'll bring some board games and pick up some cards. List below were people who were interested in games and what games they are bringing.

(Note, there's also some discussion on Cards Against Humanity. I will try to make sure there's an alternative game, but I don't know if I want to prohibit any games. I would say though to remember to be respectful and curteous to those around you. I will probably be pondering this issue for a while)

This will get updated more as I have time to spend on it.

Game Night!  Type of games might vary due to interest, could range from party games like Werewolf, Wits & Wagers, Telestrations, Taboo, Apples to Apples to perhaps more strategic games like De Vulgari Eloquentia or Eclipse.  Jon Gorman is willing to bring some games, are you? Jon will try to send out an email soon to get some interest.
    • yo_bj: I have some games I can bring as well (Kill Doctor Lucky, Fluxx, Godzilla: Stomp, Munchkin Zombies, etc.). Monday doesn't have anything major planned...
    • danwho: I 'll bring the Cards Against Humanity set.
    • escowles (Mon/Tue preferred): I've got lots of games I could bring like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Age of Renaissance, Elfenland, Agricola, Le Havre, Smallworld, RoboRally, etc. etc.
    • jen_young: I'm local and I have quite a few games. Just about every version of Fluxx, Bananagrams, Gloom, Munchkin Cthulu,Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, Risk, Last Night on Earth, etc.)
    • decasm: Interested in Go (aka igo, weiqi, baduk) anytime, not just game night. I can do Catan as well. (And as much as I love it, Cards Against Humanity is probably a violation of the new Code of Conduct.)
    • csharp: I'm interested in playing games - whatever people bring. I almost always travel with a pack or two of playing cards ;-). Monday or Tuesday nights are fine.
    • moneill: I would love to join in! I have a version of Catchphrase floating around somewhere, and I think I have Battleship...I need to go weed around in that drawer and see what else presents itself. Tuesday would be my preferred night, but I will make it work!
    • demiankatz: I'm always up for a game. I'm hoping to travel light so probably shouldn't bring anything, but if there's a local game shop, I might be persuaded to pick up something new as a souvenir.
    • sekjal: I've got Dominion, 7 Wonders, Bang!, EcoFluxx and Guillotine that I can bring. ++ on Cards against Humanity! Prefer non-conflict with beer night.
    • arty: so totally interested. Unfortunately, I have no games to contribute.
    • sanderson: I would be interested. I can bring Citadels (2-7 players)
    • dvdndrsn: Definitely in! Can bring Innovation, Tichu, Dominion, but Cards Against Humanity sounds good.
    • smkiewel: I'm likely to join. Can bring Arkham Horror and Munchkin.
    • jkwilson: I'd like to attend Monday or Tuesday. I have a bunch of games but I'd prefer not to travel with them, and anyway it sounds like they're covered above. I'll bring the 5-6 player Catan extension.
    • ejlynema: Interested, but will probably attend Newcomer dinner on Tuesday. Like Dominion and 7 Wonders, but probably don't have room to bring in suitcase. Anyone bringing Tsuro?
    • Christie Peterson (save4use): Also interested, but also probably attending newcomer dinner on Tuesday. Can bring Bohnanza and one deck of Set.
    • dgcliff: I'd be interested. Can bring Ticket to Ride.
    • mbklein: definitely interested. Will check on my (currently unpacked) games. I am dying to play Cards Against Humanity. If we can't find a way to reconcile it with the Code of Conduct, we need a different Code of Conduct.
      • Considering that this is a public event, and that no one knows everyone's sensitivity levels in the room, it might not be a good idea to break out a crass, adult version of apples to apples in the middle of the gaming room. :cP (yo_bj)
    • duspal: In. My board game collection is small but mighty (Arkham Horror, Catan, Vampire: Prince of the City, Deadlands: Battle for Slaughter Gulch, Arabian Nights, Diplomacy, Shogun, and Cosmic Encounter off the top of my head, amongst a few others). Let me know ahead of time if anyone is interested, since they're all relatively big...
    • librarywebchic: I'm willing to bring a set and teach folks how to play Majhong. Need at least three to play though.
    • beatricep: Uno gets no respect. ;-) @librarywebchic: I have always wanted to learn to play Majhong. If you're still bringing it, I'm in!
    • jcraitz: I'm in after the newcomer dinner. I'll bring Citadels and Bang!

Social Map - Places of Interest


Local Events

Events Listings

Local Food

Local Drinks

Chicago Events Feb 11-14

Monday February 11

Music - Robbie Fulks at the Hideout

fedora4lib - 7 pm to whenever

Tuesday, February 12

Field trip to the Read/Write Library (details to follow). 6-9 PM+ Come help catalog the Read/Write Library catalog and hack on the library catalog. We will also invite friends from Code for America to hang out and talk civic data.

Concert - The Fat Babies playing at an awesome venue, The Green Mill.

fedora4lib - 7 pm to whenever

Wednesday, February 13

Thursday, February 14

Tour of the Newberry Library -- 3:30 p.m. This will be a special tour for Code4Lib attendees, so please sign up below if you are interested, as I'll need to give the tour guide an estimate of how many people will come. Details on how to get to the Newberry will follow. Questions? Contact ballingerl at newberry dot org

Sign Up List

  1. Michael Doran - doran@uta.edu
  2. William Denton - wtd@pobox.com
  3. Wayne Schneider - wschneider@hclib.org
  4. Matt Cordial - rev3lator [at] gmail.com
  5. [name] - [email address]