2019 Keynote Speakers Nominations

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Nominations for invited speakers/keynotes for Code4Lib 2019 in San José, CA will run until October 22, 2018.

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 San José area. If you would prefer to submit a nomination anonymously, please send your nominee(s) to Clara Turp at: clara.turp@mcgill.ca.

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.

Tara Robertson

Tara works at Mozilla as the Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Partner. She is tasked with ensuring one of the darlings of the technology industry to be more inclusive, diverse and open. Tara has been championing open communities, open source, open access, and open education prior to her affiliation with Mozilla for over a decade. As the Code4lib community continues to wrestle with these very issues, it is a timely opportunity to invite her to speak to us since we are on the left coast this year.

More on Tara.

Not all information wants to be free, LITA Closing Keynote, 2016.

Mark Matienzo

Mark works at Stanford as the Collaboration & Interoperability Architect for Digital Library Systems and Services.

Mark has worked at the intersection of technology, libraries, and systems for over a decade, serving as a technologist, advocate, and facilitator for cross-institutional projects. Prior to joining Stanford, Mark worked as an archivist, technologist, and strategist specializing in born-digital materials and metadata management, at institutions including the Digital Public Library of America, Yale University Library, The New York Public Library, and the American Institute of Physics. Mark would be an excellent keynote speaker because their long track record of involvement in cross-disciplinary and intra-institutional initiatives has given them a unique exposure to projects that touch on all aspects of library systems and tools. In addition, they are an outspoken advocate on a wide range of issues including labor, the environment, and leadership in libraries.

More on Mark.

Raj Jayadev

Raj Jayadev is the cofounder of Silicon Valley De-Bug, a community organizing, advocacy, and multimedia storytelling organization based in San José, California. Since its inception in 2001, Silicon Valley De-Bug has been a platform for Silicon Valley's diverse communities to impact the political, cultural, and social landscape of the region, while also becoming a nationally recognized model for community-based justice work. For nearly fifteen years, the organization has been a platform for the least heard of Silicon Valley — youth, immigrants, low-income workers, the incarcerated — to impact the the political, cultural, and social landscape of the region. Through De-Bug, Jayadev and is colleagues also started a family organizing model called the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project – a methodology for families and communities to impact the outcome of cases of their loved ones and change the landscape of power in the courts. They call the approach "participatory defense" and are now implementing the model nationally. Jayadev is a 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and has been an Ashoka Fellow and a Rosenberg Foundation Leading Edge Fellow. All three recognitions are to support De-Bug’s innovative social justice work both locally and nationally. His writing and work has appeared and been profiled in media outlets such as the New York Times, Time.com, and National Public Radio.

More about Raj (contact info).

Karla Monterroso

Karla Monterroso is the CEO of Code2040, a community of Black and Latinx technologists and their allies who are diversifying tech to create a more equitable, inclusive, and prosperous economy. Through high-impact direct service programs, robust in-person and online community engagement, and dynamic storytelling and knowledge sharing, Code2040 empowers and mobilizes diversity champions across the industry. She believes Code2040 sits in the perfect intersection of a skills- and network-building opportunity for Black and Latinx tech talent and a systems-change opportunity for a critical segment of the country's economy. Karla has focused much of her career growing the people and program functions of rapidly scaling social enterprises driving youth advocacy and leadership. Since joining Code2040 in 2014, she has grown the number of students served from 25 to 4,000, ushered in several new successful programs, and stewarded critical organizational development practices and policies around values and racial equity. Her success and insights on racial justice and equity have landed her in publications such as Fast Company, NPR, Bloomberg, and more.

More about Karla.

Rick Prelinger

Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer, filmmaker, and librarian. He is currently Professor of Film & Digital Media at University of California, Santa Cruz. His archival work currently focuses on collecting, recontextualizing, and exhibiting home movies and amateur films, and is a renowned speaker on preservation, archives, and material culture in the anthropocene. In 1982, he founded Prelinger Archives, a collection of industrial, advertising, educational and amateur films that was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002. With Megan Prelinger, he is the co-founder of Prelinger Library, an appropriation-friendly private research library open to the public in downtown San Francisco. Prelinger has also partnered with the Internet Archive (of which he is a board member) to make 2,100 films available online for free viewing, downloading and reuse. His archival feature Panorama Ephemera (2004) played in venues around the world. Prelinger has recently made several film programs that he categorizes as “historical interventions,” called Lost Landscapes of San Francisco (7 annual parts) and Lost Landscapes of Detroit (3 annual parts).

More about Rick.

Safiya U. Noble

From her website: "Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication, and is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. [...] Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA where she held appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education."

More about Safiya.