2015 Invited Speakers Nominations

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Nominations for invited speakers/keynotes for Code4Lib 2015. Please include a description and any relevant links and try to keep the list in alphabetical order.

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== Nominee's Name ==

Description of no more than 250 words.

[[Link(s) with contact information for nominee]]

Kimberly Bryant

Biomedical/Engineering professional and founder of Black Girls Code, an organization dedicated to bringing more WOC to technology and computer science. She gave a keynote at LibTechConf in 2012, if you want to see what type of work she has been doing with BGC. They are also working on launching a companion group, Black Boys Code. Kimberly Bryant

Limor Fried

Open source hardware hacker. Founded Adafruit Industries. Adafruit designs and sells open source electronic kits as well as provides a space online to learn about making, wearables, and microcomputers. Fried was awarded the Pioneer Award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 2009, the Most Influential Women in Technology award by Fast Company in 2011, and was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2012 by Entrepreneur magazine. You can read more about her on her Wikipedia article. Limor Fried

Mark Matienzo

Mark is the director of Technology at DPLA. He is however much more than that. He has worked tirelessly as an archivist and technologist solving many problems in the library domain. While his leadership style shows up through service. It is time to actually listen to him for more than his oft moving 5 minute Lightning Talks. Mark Matienzo

Bethany Nowviskie

From her web site: "Nowviskie is Director of Digital Research & Scholarship (including the Scholars' Lab) at the University of Virginia Library, Special Advisor to UVa's Provost, a CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow, and immediate Past President of the ACH. Her muse, according to Willard McCarty, "is one angry B."...Last year's major events included: chairing the Digital Humanities conference, a keynote on the Scholars' Lab in Tokyo, an invited talk on digital materiality at the MLA Convention's Presidential Forum; various Neatline workshops, and a stint as a Lansdowne Visiting Scholar at UVic in Canada. I continue to teach at UVa's Rare Book School, and will give a only small number of talks this academic year, on a "New Deal" for the humanities and the imperatives of DH in the Anthropocene." Bethany Nowviskie

Rob Sanderson

Rob Sanderson is the Technical Collaboration Facilitator at Stanford, and has played a leadership role in the development and publication of the IIIF Image and Presentation APIs, W3C Open Annotation, and Shared Canvas specs. This standards-based work is a critical prerequisite to developing next generation open source, cross-institutional tools for interacting with linked data and digitized content. Rob can convey (in a cool British [sic, edit: kiwi] accent) how to get better results when it comes to technical collaboration in libraries. Rob Sanderson

Ed Summers

Linked Data at LoC. Linked Data at MITH. need I say more? Ed Summers

Kam Woods

Research Associate & Adjunct Faculty at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kam is currently developing modified open source digital forensics tools for digital archivists. He works with archivists, librarians, forensics researchers, and other development groups to identify core needs in analyzing and preparing digital content for preservation -- specifically needs that can be addressed using existing high-performance forensic technologies (with a little tweaking). He is also interested in developing datasets and teaching technologies to support education and professional training in digital archiving. He can give a great talk (I know from 2014 ALA) & I'll bet would have some great tech & social insides for Code4Lib. Kam Woods

Andromeda Yelton

Re-nominating last year's runner up in the keynote speaker voting and yanking/modding last year's short description. Formerly a developer with Unglue.it, she recently left full-time work there to work to help people learn to code. Member of the LITA Board of Directors and advisor for Ada Initiative. Andromeda Yelton