2017 Keynote Speakers Nominations
Nominations for invited speakers/keynotes for Code4Lib 2017 in Los Angeles. Please include a description and any relevant links and try to keep the list in alphabetical order.
Please follow the formatting guidelines:
== Nominee's Name == Description of no more than 250 words. [[Link(s) with contact information for nominee]]
Jane Doe (example)
Jane works at ________, doing _______.
Some pertinent history/biography/hyperlinks that elucidates why Jane would be a good keynote speaker.
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). Ford's 30,000-word article What Is Code? was the entire June 11, 2015 issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Learn more at his website, on Twitter, or on Medium, or watch his talk at XOXO 2014 or his interview on Charlie Rose. Paul was also interviewed at at In the Library with the Lead Pipe, along with Gina Trapani.
David S. H. Rosenthal
Greg Wilson is the co-founder of Software Carpentry, a volunteer organization that teaches basic computing skills to researchers in a wide range of disciplines. Greg has worked for 30 years in both industry and academia, and is the author or editor of several books on computing and two for children.
Gene Luen Yang
Comic artist and author, Gene Yang has greatly broadened diversity representation in comics with successful titles such as American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, and The Shadow Hero. In 2016, the Library of Congress named him as an Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. In this capacity, Yang has pushed a mission of 'Reading Without Walls' to encourage literacies of all types. Additionally, he has recently started a graphic novel series, Secret Coders with artist Mike Holmes. This series aims to introduce kids to actual magic they can perform at home: computer programming. As several kids try to uncover the mysteries of their school, they face puzzles and challenges that teach readers about programming.