2018 Keynote Speakers Nominations
Nominations for invited speakers/keynotes for Code4Lib 2018 in Washington, D.C. will open on September 18th and close on October 15, 2017.
Voting will start on Monday, October 23, 2017 and continue through Monday, November 13, 2017.
Please include a description and any relevant links and try to keep the list in alphabetical order.
The criteria for nominating a candidate to act as keynote are below:
- Speaker’s name (First Name, Last Name)
- Brief description of individual (250-word max)
- Pertinent links (Maximum of 3)
- Contact information of candidate (email address)
We strongly encourage you to nominate speakers who are local to the D.C. Metropolitan Area.
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.
Veni Kunche is a coder, maker, and mentor who works at the U.S. Geological Survey (as a Sr. Software Engineer) and Blasterra (as CEO and Founder). At Blasterra, she focuses on developing programs for people learning to code, but also focuses on teaching women to code. She is based in D.C..
Senior Developer at the University of Virginia's Scholars' Lab.
Shane studies the history of computing and the impact of digital technology on culture and politics. His dissertation, “Kingdom of Code: Cryptography and the New Privacy” tracks the development of civilian encryption technology and the emergence of cryptography as an academic field of study, the debates over crypto regulation, and the concomitant construction of a new, far more expansive notion of privacy from 1975 to 2000. His perspectives on technology, encryption, and privacy would be especially interesting to a wide audience.
Jessica Marie Johnson
Jessica Marie Johnson is an assistant professor of history at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her work is focused around radical black feminist praxis in the digital humanities. One of her more recent projects is titled "The Codex," a triptych that also functions as an exploration of the Atlantic slave trade by using code and software applications.