2017 Social Activities
Code4Lib 2017 Social Activities
The Social Activities Group is working on several events and social opportunities for after conference hours. We will be adding more events as they come along. Watch this page!
Also, if you find a cool event to go to, and want to share the wealth with others, feel free to add the event to the page. :)
UCLA Library DIIT Open House
Stop by the Charles E. Young Research Library to see activity by the conference host's Digital Initiatives and Information Technology department.
- Monday, March 6th, 4pm-6pm
- drop in; stay as long as you like
- More information
Newcomer Dinner, Monday, March 6th
First time at code4lib? Join fellow c4l newbies and veterans for an evening of food, socializing, and stimulating
discussions about demonstrations of the many uses of bacon XML EZProxy LibGuides alternatives spreadsheets documentation.
Code4Lib veterans, you're invited too. Join us in welcoming the newcomers!
- When: Monday, March 6th
- Suggested Time: 6 PM (ish) or whenever you can get your group together
- Mastermind (if you have any questions): Becky Yoose
- Max of 6 per group
- Please, no waitlisting
- Some restaurants can hold multiple groups of six. It is up to you to investigate the venue to see if this is possible.
- ID yourselves so we can get a good mix of new people and veterans in each group
- New folks - n
- c4l vets - v
- One leader needed for each location (declare yourself! - Vets are highly encouraged to lead the group)
- Leader duties
- Make reservations if required; otherwise make sure that the restaurant can handle a group of 6 rowdy library tech type folks
- Herd folks from hotel to restaurant (know where you're going!)
- Leader duties
- See a restaurant that's not listed? Feel free to add one, but please make sure that it is open that Monday evening.
NB! This year's Newcomer Dinner options are not close to the convention center and hotel. You will most likely be relying on public transportation, taxis, or ride-sharing services to get to your destination. Please plan accordingly.
Conference Reception, Tuesday, March 7th
- When: 3/7/17, 6 pm - 8 pm
- Where: Fowler Museum, UCLA
Enjoy several of the museum's galleries and spaces while getting a chance to meet other attendees outside of the conference room. Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. More information about what exhibits will be open can be found on the Code4Lib website.
#LibTechWomen Meet-Up, Wednesday, March 8th
[Please note TIME/LOCATION CHANGE; it will be a cab ride of 30-45 min.]
- When: Wed. 3/8/17, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- Where: Yard House
- 13455 Maxella Ave, (Villa Marina Marketplace Mall), Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 822-7690
- We have a HEATED PATIO reserved for "Code for Libraries."
- We will meet at 5:30 pm at the lobby to head out in multiple groups. Feel free to leave earlier to beat the traffic.
- We will probably use Lyft to get there in multiple groups. So please install the Lyft app on your phone in advance for fare share or bring cash! (A bus option is available but it would take longer and requires a transfer.)
- Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZUXThI7bAdjKgL33a2nOpy4uVj2eoEipXDCahwtpqfKtDGA/viewform
- Questions: Contact Bohyun Kim - @bohyunkim in Twitter/Slack/IRC
- Afterwards some of us will go to Play and Share!
LibTechWomen is a supportive space for women and their friends to network, develop skills, build confidence, and lead positive change. Are you a lurker? Are you a newcomer? All are welcome! Come meet wonderful colleagues in library technology!
- When: 3/8/17, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
- Where: Kerckhoff Hall, UCLA
Play games? Have some homemade (or “homemade”) treats to share? Want to find folks to play music with? We organized a large open room near the conference center with plenty of space for attendees to gather and socialize, play games and share goodies. We will provide tables and chairs for Board Game Night and some space for jam sessions. You are also welcome to bring stuff to share, from craft sodas and beers to baked goods to local treats - we’ll have a few tables set up for that as well.
More venue information can be found on the Code4Lib website. If you plan to bring something to play or share, please sign up below!
List of Games
- game title, who will bring it, any other info about the game
- Gubs, Hardy Pottinger, a friendly easy-to-pick-up game, strategic-ish, not as random as Flux.
- NetRunner, Hardy Pottinger, I will bring the intro box set, I've never played, Eric Phetteplace has kindly agreed to teach me how to play. Wanna learn, too?
- Age of War, Matt Sherman, a simple dice rolling game of capturing Japanese castles.
- Arcana, Matt Sherman, a deckbuilding/bidding game of underworld guilds jockeying for power in a fantasy city.
- Blood Bowl: Team Manager, Matt Sherman, a game of fantasy football (i.e. orc and elves) representing managers running their teams trying to get the most fans in a season.
- Exploding Kittens, Linda Ballinger, can include Imploding Kittens expansion pack.
- Basari: The Card Game, Jon Gorman, A fun quick game where you seek to wheel and deal to get majorities in gems
- Nyet!, Jon Gorman, An interesting trick-taking game played over multiple rounds where each round people determine what the rules will be for the hand. (Note, this is the old 1997 version, not the pretty new one.)
- Parade, Jon Gorman, a nice game where you are manipulating a line of cards trying to take the least amount of points possible. (Using a rage deck)
- Sticheln, Jon Gorman, Probably my favorite-trick taking game. Dirt simple: everyone chooses a pain color. Cards taken in that suit are face-value negative points, other cards are single points. (rage deck)
- Carcassonne, Eric Cahanin, Tile-placing strategy game for 2-5 players. Reasonably quick (45m) and easy to learn.
- 1-2 Switch, Steven Carl Anderson, Simple party games played on a tablet screen with detached controller. 2 players at a time but allows a mode for teams that works well for ~6 total players.
- Codenames, Jon Gorman, team-based game where you're trying to give one clue that will relate to multiple words in a grid.
- Red7, Jon Gorman, A simple card game where you manipulate the rule of the games or the cards out to not be eliminated.
- Pack o' Game, Jon Gorman, Actually 7 very small and portable games. I've played several of them and wouldn't try playing more.
- Hanabi, Jon Gorman, A tricky cooperative game where you can see your teammates cards but not your own and must play them in order.
Social Map - Places of Interest
For a visual-ish view of recommended food, drink, and activities in LA, please visit this awesome Google Map.
Please add your idea with date/time! If you want to participate, please add your name.
- More formalized outing to The Getty Center on Sunday and/or Thursday afternoon?
- Jog4Lib - Ben Wallberg
- Trip to Getty
- Hammer Museum
- Queen Mary Tour -Chad Kluck (Thursday afternoon, 2:15 or 4:15 tour, $27)
- Museum of Jurassic Technology ~Hardy Pottinger (Date/Time unsure)
Local Food and Drink
A more visual list of food and drink places can be found on the Google Map.
Where To Eat at UCLA — a guide to food on campus.
Zomato —The 200 or so restaurants and coffee shops in and around Westwood, sorted by distance.
Saturday and Sunday, March 4 & 5
- Saturday only - International Printing Museum (You can also make an appointment during the week to see the museum!)
- Saturday only - José González & The Göteborg String Theory, Royce Hall, UCLA
- Sunday only - Smorgasburg, L.A.
- White Guy on The Bus, The Road on Magnolia
- Nixon in China, Los Angeles Philharmonic John Adams conducts, at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Monday, March 6
Tuesday, March 7
Wednesday, March 8
- Incident at Oglala, Hammer Museum
Thursday, March 9
- Breaking News: Turning the Lends on Mass Media, Getty Center
- David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters, Forest Lawn Memorial Park
- Fun Home, Ahmanson Theatre
- Zoot Suit Mark Taper Forum
All info on getting to the hotel is on the conference website: http://2017.code4lib.org/venue/