2018 Social Activities

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Code4Lib 2018 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. :)

Planned Events

Newcomer Dinner, Tuesday, February 13th

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: Tuesday, February 13th
  • 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. These are labeled with the “Can Seat Multiple Groups of Six” in the restaurant listing.
  • 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
        • Booking reservations as soon as possible is highly recommended due to two major holidays converging on Tuesday evening (Shrove Tuesday aka Mardi Gras and pre-Valentine’s Day events).
      • Herd folks from hotel to restaurant (know where you're going!)
  • See a restaurant that's not listed? Feel free to add one, but please make sure that it is open that Tuesday evening.

NB! Many of this year's Newcomer Dinner options are not close to the convention hotel. You will most likely be relying on public transportation, taxis, or ride-sharing services to get to your destination. Please plan accordingly.

Restaurant list, sign ups, and transportation information coming soon!

#LibTechWomen Meet-Up, Wednesday, February 14th

  • When: Wednesday 2/14/18, 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Where: Marquee Bar and Lounge at the Omni Shoreham (Conference hotel)
  • Questions: Contact Bohyun Kim - @bohyunkim in Twitter/Slack/IRC or Becky Yoose - @yo_bj in Twitter/Slack/IRC
  • Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Marquee
  • Afterwards some of us will go to Game Night!

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!

Game Night, Wednesday, February 14th

  • When: Wednesday 2/14/18, 7 pm - 10 pm
  • Where: TBA

Play games? We're currently securing a location near the conference center with plenty of space for attendees to gather and socialize... and maybe play some games in the process.

More venue information coming soon. 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

Conference Reception, Thursday, February 15th

Enjoy several of the Library'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, as well as transportation and security information, can be found on the Code4Lib website.

Social Map - Places of Interest

For a visual-ish view of recommended food, drink, and activities in DC, please visit this awesome Google Map.

Ideas, Local Event Outings, and More!

Looking for something to do outside of what's listed above? We have a Google Doc for that! The DIY Events document has a variety of ideas to choose from, or you can add your own. You can also use this document to organize outings in one central place!

Local Food and Drink

A more visual list of food and drink places can be found on the Google Map.

Getting Around

All info on getting to the hotel is on the conference website: http://2018.code4lib.org/general-info/venues/