2018 Keynote Speakers Nominations

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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.

Terry Brady

Terry Brady is a software developer in Seattle working for the Georgetown University Library. Terry is the lead developer for DigitalGeorgetown. Terry is a committer for the DSpace repository platform. Terry has built applications for higher education, government, non-profit, and corporate institutions including LexisNexis and the National Archives and Records Administration--including the amazingly handy File-Analyzer. Strengthening communities is a passion of Terry's: he regularly participates in the DSpace Community Advisory Team meetings, and initiated the recent DSpace Users Group meeting hosted by Georgetown University in August of 2017. Terry does what all developers do, he writes code enthusiastically, and many times for no personal advantage, merely because it's work that needs doing, or is an interesting challenge. His work inspires that same approach in others; his observations on the work we all do will be equally inspiring.

GitHub File-Analyzer DigitalGeorgetown

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.

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Veni Kunche

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..

Linkedin @venikunche Code with Veni

Shane Lin

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.

Shane Lin Privacy Post

Pamela Wright

Pamela Wright is the U.S. National Archives' first Chief Innovation Officer. She oversees the Agency's online public access Catalog, web, social media, and authorities programs as well as the Innovation Hub. She has hosted coding communities and worked with other institutions to help the Agency become a more digital, citizen-centric institution. She has a goldmine of content and adores coders who can do interesting and enlightening things with it. She launched the Citizen Archivist Dashboard, which has been a gateway for the public to engage in new ways with our content. She is currently collaborating with staff from the Smithsonian and Library of Congress on History Hub (see link below).

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