2020 Social Activities

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Code4Lib 2020 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, Sunday, March 8th

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: Sunday, March 8th
  • Suggested Time: 6 PM (ish) or whenever you can get your group together, depending on where your group is coming from (preconfs, travel, etc.)
  • Mastermind (if you have any questions): TBA


  • 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
      • 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 Sunday evening.

Sortable restaurant list, sign ups, and transportation information can be found at the conference website.

Conference Reception, Monday, March 9th

  • When: Monday, March 9th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Where: Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh - Oakland
  • Shuttle buses traveling from the hotel to the reception will be available for attendees. Buses will loop between the museum and hotel for the duration of the reception.
  • Don't forget your conference nametag!

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. More information about the reception, as well as transportation and security information, can be found on the Code4Lib website.

#LibTechWomen Meet-Up, Tuesday, March 10th

  • When: Tuesday, March 10th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Bill’s Bar & Burger, located in the Conference Hotel
  • Food and beverages are available for purchase
  • Afterwards some of us will go to Game Night or Karaoke!

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, Tuesday, March 10th

  • When: Thursday, 2/21/19, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Where: Bill’s Bar & Burger, located in the Conference Hotel
  • Food and beverages are available for purchase.
  • Sing about your glorious victories or sorrowful defeats at Karaoke afterwards!

Play games? Come join fellow code4libers in a few board or card games! Feel free to bring your own games - the games signup list is at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QBJPChuIionq3wT_OaToQJ_eAuFpgWRWnxHvVqBLnjY/edit?usp=sharing.

Karaoke Night, Tuesday, March 10th

  • When: Tuesday, March 10th, Time TBA
  • Where: TBA
  • Food and beverages are available for purchase

Sing like no one can hear you, dance like no one is watching... Groups can sign up to head over to the lounge at the DIY Events document which will be posted by mid-February.

Social and Food/Drink Map

For a visual-ish view of recommended food, drink, and activities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area, we have a Google map at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RI4SjmFkzoYX1k5cUgTlJ5zzjHQeAhui&usp=sharing.

Ideas, Local Event Outings, and More!

Looking for something to do outside of what's listed above? We (will) have a Google Doc for that! The DIY Events page will have a variety of ideas to choose from, or you can add your own. You can use this document to organize after-hours outings in one central place! The DIY Events page will be posted by 2/14.

Getting Around

All info on getting to the hotel is on the conference website: https://2020.code4lib.org/general-info/venues/