2015 During the Conference Volunteers

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code4lib 2015 During the Conference Volunteers

Preconference Setup Help

Help manage preconference sessions, setting up projectors, etc.

  • John Sarnowski (at ResCarta)
  • Whitni Watkins (at NimbleLibrarian)
  • Christina Harlow (at cm_harlow)

Welcome Wagon Committee

Offers conference newcomers an opportunity to self-identify; offers oldtimers an opportunity to meet newcomers. May also want to constitute a year-round variation for #code4lib.

  • Becky Yoose (b.yoose at google)

Social Networking

Responsible for non-IRC social networking presence.

1-2 person(s) to take questions for sessions (assuming there's time during the session) via Twitter/IRC, and adding resources to lanyrd schedule (slides, notes, resources mentioned, etc.) Make a note if you can only do one or both.

Consider directing people with questions to presenter on twitter/IRC (if applicable) if there is no time for questions.

  • Whitni Watkins (at NimbleLibrarian)
  • Christina Harlow (at cm_harlow)

Beverage Share Setup/Teardown

Help set up and clean up after the Tuesday event at the Ebay offices.

  • Karen Estlund - setup
  • John Sarnowski - clean up (at ResCarta)
  • Dominic Bordelon - clean up
  • Whitni Watkins - setup (at NimbleLibrarian)

IRC Helpers

Demonstrate how to get onto #code4lib during Registration. Offer support for newcomers in #code4lib during the conference.

  • Chad Nelson (bibliotechy)

One of the easiest ways to participate is to Go here with your web browser. Choose a nickname (anything works so long as it is unique; if you want to be anonymous pick appropriately). Enter "code4lib" as the "Channel".

If you've managed to get into the channel without help, type "@helpers" (without the quotes) to see a list of #code4lib helpers.

IRC Access

Look into technology/procedures to make connecting to, and maintaining a connection to, IRC less painful. i.e. make sure wifi will allow connection, and someone needs to contact freenode about the sudden influx of people

  • Mx Matienzo (anarchivist)

Registration Desk Volunteers


  • John Sarnowski (at ResCarta)
  • Whitni Watkins (at NimbleLibrarian) -- if we only need one desk volunteer, let me know.


  • Christina Harlow (at cm_harlow)
  • Whitni Watkins (at NimbleLibrarian) -- if we only need one desk volunteer, let me know.


  • Christina Harlow (at cm_harlow)

Video Streaming

We need two volunteers for each session, one at the front near the speaker and one at the rear at the camera/encoder. We will have a brief training on Monday Afternoon. If you can't make the training, we will to magic knowledge transfer. This is not a highly technical position, if you can recognize a video camera two times out of three, you're in.

You are welcome to work multiple sessions, or all of them. This will get you really good karma and many free drinks.

""Tuesday AM""

""Tuesday PM""

""Wednesday AM""

""Wednesday PM""

""Thursday AM""

""Thursday PM""


Tuesday AM

Tuesday PM

Wednesday AM

  • Becky, destroyer of last names, singer of badly adapted show tunes

Wednesday PM

Thursday AM

Session Timer Volunteers

People who volunteer to sit up front, keep time (and bring timer equipment - i.e. a laptop with a stopwatch program). It's good to have two people in each slot to back each other up in case of machinery failure.

Schedule for Session Timers

Tuesday AM

Tuesday PM

  • Maura Carbone

Wednesday AM

  • John Sarnowski (at ResCarta)

Wednesday PM

  • Dominic Bordelon

Thursday AM


Whatever Else Needs to be Done