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.

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Amelia C. Abreu

Amelia Abreu lives in Portland, OR and works as a UX researcher. She is a PhD candidate at University of Washington's School of Information, where her dissertation research looks at the social aspects of data collection. Much of her recent writing, such as for Model View Culture and Medium, addresses the intersection between UX, data collection, communities, and gender. Before starting her PhD program, Amelia worked as an archivist, a librarian, and a writer.

Amelia Abreu

Deborah Bryant

Deborah Bryant's lives in Portland and is Red Hat's Senior Director Open Source and Standards. Her experience is broad and deep (LinkedIn and bio. Her work with open source adoption in government would make her qualified to give us advice on how to push things within the institutions that we work in.

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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

Selena Deckelmann

Selena Deckelmann lives in Portland who is a major contributor to PostgreSQL and a data architect at Mozilla. She's one of The Ada Initiative advisors. She's a very experienced speaker and looks like an interesting speaker (Ignite Portland talk on election rigging in Nigeria) It looks like she's on an email sabbatical but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out how to get in touch with her. According to the internet, she also raises chickens.

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Sally Deffor

From this page: Sally works part-time as the Project Coordinator for the Open Data & Privacy project. She is a former Google Policy Fellow who supported the development of some initiatives on Creative Commons, Open Access and OSS at the Kofi Annan ICT Centre. She has also worked as a communications specialist with the Tax Justice Network (Africa) and the USAID/ICFG (Ghana). She currently lives in Preston (UK) where she is finishing a PhD at UCLan, looking at the digital practices of online news-making. She also spends some time volunteering in her local community.

Sally Deffor

Cory Doctorow

Cory is a blogger and co-editor of Boing Boing. He writes often and eloquently on intellectual property, privacy, and digital rights management, among other things. He has really smart things to say about general purpose computing (or lack thereof). He's also a speculative fiction writer.

Cory Doctorow

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

(contributed by kayiwa:) 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.

(My stock bio:) "Mx (Mark) A. Matienzo is the Director of Technology for the Digital Public Library of America. Prior to joining DPLA, Matienzo worked as an archivist and technologist specializing in born-digital materials and metadata management, at institutions including the Yale University Library, The New York Public Library, and the American Institute of Physics, and on award-winning projects such as the ArchivesSpace open source archival management system and AIMS - Born Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship. Matienzo received a MSI from the University of Michigan School of Information and a BA in Philosophy from the College of Wooster, and was the first awardee (2012) of the Emerging Leader Award of the Society of American Archivists."

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

Jennifer O'Neal

Jennifer R. O'Neal is the Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist at the University of Oregon Special Collections and Archives, where she manages the University Archives collections, oversees the department’s instruction program, and serves as an advisor on tribal community projects. From 2008 to 2012, she served as the Head Archivist for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, and has held prior positions at the U.S. Department of State, Princeton University, University of Arizona, and Utah State University. She serves on various groups in the Society of American Archivists, including the Native American Archives Roundtable and the Cultural Heritage Working Group. In 2006 she participated in drafting the best practices for the respectful care and use of Native American archival materials, which produced the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums. Most recently, she served as an instructor for the Oregon Tribal Archives Institute at Oregon State University. Her research interests include international indigenous activism, cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, intellectual property rights, digital humanities, and indigenous use of new media and technology. She is also a member of the The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon.

Jennifer O'Neal

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

Zeynep Tufekci

Zeynep Tufekci writes insightful and critical observations about the interactions between technology and society, media, Internet, social issues, big data, statistical and predictive analytics, and participatory politics at Medium, The Atlantic, Digital Media and Learning Central, and Technosociology. Twitter at @zeynep.

She is Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill at at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Sociology. Previously, she was assistant professor of sociology at UMBC, a fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Currently a faculty associate at the Berkman Center. Technosociology

Kim Christen Withey

From her website: "I am an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Digital Technology and Culture program in the Department of English and Director of Digital Projects at the Plateau Center, Native American Programs at Washington State University. My work explores the intersections of cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, intellectual property rights, the ethics of openness, and the use of digital technologies in and by indigenous communities globally. I have worked in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia over the last decade with Warumungu community members on a range of projects including a book, an interactive website, and a community archive. My collaborations with the Warumungu focused on alliance-making in cross-cultural projects. I am currently working on several digital humanities projects that explore ethical issues of openness and access in relation to indigenous cultural protocols and digital archives. I am the Director of both the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal, a collaboratively curated site of Plateau cultural materials and Mukurtu CMS: a free and open source content management system and digital archive built around the particular needs of indigenous peoples globally."

Kim Christen Withey

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

Kortney Ziegler

Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler is an Oakland based award winning artist, director, writer, and the first person to hold the Ph.D. of African American Studies from Northwestern University. Dr. Ziegler is also the founder of Trans*H4CK--the only tech event of its kind that spotlights trans* created tech and trans* led startups, and the feature-length documentary STILL BLACK: A Portrait of Black Transmen.

Kortney Ziegler