2016 Invited Speakers Nominations
Nominations for invited speakers/keynotes for Code4Lib 2016 in Philadelphia. 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]]
dana boyd is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder of Data & Society Research Institute. She's also a Visiting Professor at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program and a faculty affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Center. For over a decade, her research focused on how young people use social media, which resulted in two books: Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out (2009) and It's Complicated (2014). More recently, she has focused on the social and cultural dimensions of big data, especially privacy and publicity, data(mis)interpretation, and the civil rights implications of data analytics. She often works closely with librarians, and was the keynote speaker at the Reference and User Services Association President’s Program at ALA Annual in San Francisco in 2015.
Mandy Brown builds systems to help writers and editors to work together. She co-founded and served as CEO of Editorially, a platform for collaborative writing and editing; Editorially was acquired by Vox Media where she is now director of platform. She is also co-founder and was editor-in-chief of A Book Apart, was a contributing editor for A List Apart, and edited many books, including The Shape of Design, by Frank Chimero. She previously served as communications director and product lead at Typekit and as creative director at W. W. Norton & Company. She blogs at A Working Library and has spoken at dConstruct, Build, Confab, TYPO SF, and Beyond Tellerrand . Additionally, she mentors and advises people from underrepresented groups in the tech industry. She lives in Philadelphia.
Maciej Cegłowski, is a programmer, painter, essayist, travel writer, and speaker. He has been running Pinboard, a bookmarking site, since 2009. He has worked at Yahoo!, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education, and has done contract work for Twitter and SixApart. He's funny on Twitter, whether he's representing himself or his company, Pinboard.
Paul Ford is a Brooklyn-based writer and web technologist. He often writes about the web, archives programming, the nature of information, and living in the information age. Past projects include tilde.club and the semantic web-ified harpers.org (back in 2003). His ~30,00-word article What Is Code? was the entire June 11, 2015 issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek.