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Begun in Summer 2013, this chapter aims to create connections and professional development opportunities for folks from British Columbia and surrounding areas.
 
Begun in Summer 2013, this chapter aims to create connections and professional development opportunities for folks from British Columbia and surrounding areas.
  
== '''Fifth Annual Code4lib BC Unconference 2017''' ==
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== '''Sixth Annual Code4lib BC Unconference 2018''' ==
  
 
'''Save the dates!'''
 
'''Save the dates!'''
* Thursday, 30 November and Friday, 1 December, 2017
 
  
This year's C4LBC will be held in Nanaimo, BC, and jointly hosted by the University of Vancouver Island and Vancouver Island Regional Library. The Thursday events will be held in downtown Nanaimo at VIRL's Harbourfront Branch. Friday's activities will be held the the VIU campus. This year's organisers are trying hard to make everything as easy as possible for mainlanders travelling to the island, so stay tuned for details on transportation, accommodations, and much more.
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*Thursday, 29 November and Friday, 30 November
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This year's C4LBC will be held in Nanaimo, BC, and jointly hosted by the University of Vancouver Island and Vancouver Island Regional Library. Again! The Thursday events will be held in downtown Nanaimo at VIRL's Harbourfront Branch. Friday's activities will be held the the VIU campus. This year's organisers are trying hard to make everything as easy as possible for mainlanders travelling to the island, so stay tuned for details on transportation, accommodations, and much more.  
  
[https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2017-code4libbc-unconference-vancouver-island-tickets-37762407377 Registration is now open!]
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[https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2018-code4libbc-unconference-vancouver-island-tickets-50429527073 Registration is now open!]
  
 
=== What's it all about? ===
 
=== What's it all about? ===
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It's a 2-day unconference - a participant-driven meeting bringing together a diverse and open community of library developers and non-developers engaging in effective, collaborative problem-solving through technology regardless of their department or background.
 
It's a 2-day unconference - a participant-driven meeting bringing together a diverse and open community of library developers and non-developers engaging in effective, collaborative problem-solving through technology regardless of their department or background.
  
The event will feature lightning talks, breakout sessions, with coffee, tea and snacks provided. Lightning talks are brief presentations which are typically 10-15 minutes in length on topics related to library technologies. Breakout sessions are an opportunity to bring participants together in an ad hoc fashion for a short, yet sustained period of problem solving, software development and fun. If there is a neat project you're been working on, a cool new tool you want to show off, or an interesting development in the world of library technology that you want to discuss, Code4Lib BC is a great opportunity to share with the community!
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The event will feature lightning talks, breakout sessions, with coffee, tea and snacks provided. Lightning talks are brief presentations which are typically 10 minutes in length on topics related to library technologies. Breakout sessions are an opportunity to bring participants together in an ad hoc fashion for a short, yet sustained period of problem solving, software development and fun. If there is a neat project you're been working on, a cool new tool you want to show off, or an interesting development in the world of library technology that you want to discuss, Code4Lib BC is a great opportunity to share with the community!
  
'''What's included''': wifi, power, coffee/snacks, lunches, limited transportation from downtown Nanaimo to VIU campus.
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'''What's included''': wifi, power, coffee/snacks, lunches, prizes, limited transportation from downtown Nanaimo to VIU campus.
  
 
'''What's NOT included/what to bring''': a laptop, dinner, your ideas and enthusiasm.
 
'''What's NOT included/what to bring''': a laptop, dinner, your ideas and enthusiasm.
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'''Code of Conduct''': As a Code4Lib event, we adhere to the [http://bit.ly/coc4lib Code4Lib Code of Conduct], which seeks to provide a welcoming, harassment-free environment.
 
'''Code of Conduct''': As a Code4Lib event, we adhere to the [http://bit.ly/coc4lib Code4Lib Code of Conduct], which seeks to provide a welcoming, harassment-free environment.
  
===Transportation===
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=== Sponsors ===
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While Code4libBC no longer solicits sponsorship, we want to acknowledge the contributions by our hosts:
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* [http://http://virl.bc.ca/ Vancouver Island Regional Library], and
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* [https://library.viu.ca/ Vancouver Island University Library],
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as well as continued administrative and fiscal support from the [https://bc.libraries.coop/ BC Libraries Cooperative].
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===Lightning Talk Proposals and Breakout Suggestions===
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Is there a neat project you've been working on, a cool new tool you want to show off, or an interesting development in the world of library technology that you want to discuss?
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Submit your [https://goo.gl/forms/477mUwdPWj7qCCVk2 lightning talk/breakout suggestion]
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See what's already been [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IooK5wBd7JinNnNVdrh9dV_e5XgMfEqVZ3WDWesz-t0 submitted] 
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===Food/Transportation===
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Do you have dietary restrictions? Let us know when you register.
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Are you traveling from Victoria or the Lower Mainland? Are you interested in sharing transportation? Please contact:
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*carpool from Victoria to Nanaimo please contact Charles Hogg at charles.hogg@leg.bc.ca.
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*carpool from Lower Mainland to Nanaimo please contact James Fournie at jfournie@vcc.ca.
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Transportation to Nanaimo from the mainland is best made by ferry to Departure Bay, or by seaplane/helijet  
 
Transportation to Nanaimo from the mainland is best made by ferry to Departure Bay, or by seaplane/helijet  
*[http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/hbna-current.php BC ferries from West Van to Departure Bay]
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*[http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/hbna-current.php BC ferries from West Van to Departure Bay]. If you are interested in carpooling from the Vancouver area, please let us know.
*[http://www.seairseaplanes.com/schedules Seair Seaplanes to Nanaimo] from YVR or down town Vancouver
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*[http://www.seairseaplanes.com/schedules Seair Seaplanes to Nanaimo] from YVR or downtown Vancouver (Flights can be delayed due to weather this time of year)
*[http://www.harbourair.com/book-a-flight/locations/nanaimo/ Harbour Air Seaplanes to Nanaimo] from YVR or down town Vancouver
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*[http://www.harbourair.com/book-a-flight/locations/nanaimo/ Harbour Air Seaplanes to Nanaimo] from YVR or downtown Vancouver (Flights can be delayed to due weather this time of year)
*[http://helijet.com/helijet-introduces-nanaimo-vancouver-flights/ Helijet to Nanaimo] from YVR or down town Vancouver.
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*[http://helijet.com/helijet-introduces-nanaimo-vancouver-flights/ Helijet to Nanaimo] from YVR or downtown Vancouver.
Transportation options to Nanaimo from Victoria and points North on Vancouver island to follow.
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*[http://www.tofinobus.com/ Tofino Bus] and [https://www.islandlinkbus.com/ IslandLinkBus] from Victoria and Other Island Locations to Nanaimo.  
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This year were are please to offer a draw for a chance to win one of two travel bursaries [$300 each]. One for a student, one for a non-student: [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CA7MCh63ko70LVdEPFkq6IiGryKQifR7DkMeVgsH7-Q Enter the Bursary Draw]. '''Bursary update:''' The draw is now closed. Congratulations to this year's bursary recipients: Kristen Allford and Paul Burry!
  
 
===Accommodations===
 
===Accommodations===
The Coast Bastion Hotel is offering a discount for us. Details: [[File:CoastBastionHotelBooking.pdf]]
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Book soon or pay more!
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The [https://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/bc/nanaimo/coast-bastion-hotel/ Coast Bastion Hotel] has reserved a block of 10 rooms per night at the government rate (Nov 28/29)
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Guests can call 800-663-1144 and quote “Code4Lib” or group code CBI-GFC18933 to book under the block.  
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This block will be held until October 29th, any remaining rooms will be sent back to general inventory. After that, guests can still book under the block, but based on general availability.
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*Comfort Rooms – 2 beds $117.00
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*Superior Rooms – 2 Bed or 1 Queen bed $127.00
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*Premium Rooms – 1 King bed $137.00
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Other accommodation options can be found [https://goo.gl/aSm4MQ here.]
  
 
=== Schedule ===
 
=== Schedule ===
  
==== Thursday, 30 November ====
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==== Day 1 ====
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Events will be held at [https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Vancouver+Island+Regional+Library/@49.1655907,-123.9386119,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x5488a15814a89c2b:0xa00f9e80da1f7296!8m2!3d49.1655907!4d-123.9364232 VIRL's Harbourfront library branch].
 
Events will be held at [https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Vancouver+Island+Regional+Library/@49.1655907,-123.9386119,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x5488a15814a89c2b:0xa00f9e80da1f7296!8m2!3d49.1655907!4d-123.9364232 VIRL's Harbourfront library branch].
  
Day's end social event at [http://whitesailsbrewing.com/ White Sails Brewery] with pizza from [http://mambogourmetpizza.com/ Mambo Pizza]
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Parking: Recommend underground parking under library. Entrance to lot off Front St. or Museum Way.
  
==== Friday, 1 December ====
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{| class="wikitable"
Events will be held at [https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Vancouver+Island+University/@49.1575093,-123.9674261,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5488a3ed204a06ef:0x62f26560f569d288!8m2!3d49.157362!4d-123.96189 VIU's Building 355, Room 211]
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| 8:30 || Doors open
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| 9:00 || Welcome & Announcements
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|-
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| 9:15 || Lightning Talks
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UhJWHKf15ZX7fbH1k3odpQ7J-QTrmbepvKefCBXBSMA/edit?usp=sharing Code4libBC: What's an Unconference] - Cynthia Ng
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* The Art of the Kludge - Julie Cole
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* Using LibAnswers as an e-resource management and ticketing system - Patricia Pang
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* Breaking Down the IT Silo - Jeff Narver
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* The Never-Ending Wrangle: enabling fulltext search in Supplejack - Daniel Sifton
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|-
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| 10:30 || Coffee break
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|-
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| 10:45 || Lightning Talks, cont'd
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* Children's Coding Gadgets and Early Literacy Skill Development - Code-a-Pillar, Osmo, and Sphero - Caitlin Ottenbreit
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* Open to change: Migrating to Evergreen - James Fournie / Gwenda Bryan / Dan Sifton / Geoffrey Allen
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* Digitization challenges for small organizations - Christine Meutzner
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* Weeding Reports - Trevor Smith
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* [http://webapp.library.uvic.ca/jdurno/durnos_old_computers_c4lbc_20181128.pdf Retro-computing collection at UVic Libraries] - John Durno
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| 12:00 || Lunch (Provided)
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| 1:00 || Breakout Sessions
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* Hosting Code4libBC -  Cynthia Ng, Daniel Sifton . . .
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XuxxL6arEcpAzDWnGKTNC7xBH881-DqOSAkuJT_aXW8/edit?usp=sharing Web Archiving Community of Practice] - Dana McFarland / Larissa Ringham
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|-
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| 2:30 || Break
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|-
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| 2:45 || Breakout Sessions, cont'd
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*Excel for Librarians - Trevor Smith
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*Creativity Commons: Open House - Jason/Jonathan Bigalow
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|-
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| 4:00 || Breakout Reports
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| 5:00 || Social Event at [http://whitesailsbrewing.com/ White Sails Brewery] with pizza from [http://mambogourmetpizza.com/ Mambo Pizza]
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* [https://goo.gl/6MM7vv Directions] from VIRL to White Sails
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|}
  
We've reserved a bus to bring participants up to the campus from downtown Nanaimo in the morning, and to drop people back down town near the ferry docks and seaplane terminals in the afternoon. More info to follow.
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==== Day 2 ====
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Events will be held at [https://www2.viu.ca/map/ VIU's Building 305, Room 507]
  
=== Program ===
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A bus (with a friendly, qualified driver) will pick up attendees from the Coast Bastion on Friday morning at 8:20 am. If needed the bus will return for another load of passengers ~20 minutes later.
Coming soon! Please watch for a call for interest, and a link to a collaborative program doc. Cheers!
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Parking: Closest is Lot N; some spaces in Lots F & C are short-term; [https://www2.viu.ca/facilities/Campus_Development/Site%20Map%20and%20Info/Site%20Map%20BARRIER%20FREE%20ROUTES%20Nanaimo%20Campus.pdf VIU Parking Map]
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{| class="wikitable"
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| 8:30 || Doors open
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|-
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| 9:00 || Announcements
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|-
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| 9:15 || Lightning Talks
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* Sets with Tommy and Gina : Curation and selection in Supplejack - Daniel Sifton
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* Integrating Point of Sale with your ILS - Philippe Lajoie
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* Advocacy & Digital Licensing - Emily Mathews
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* Legislative Library Tools to Capture Video/Website - Charles Hogg
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*  [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18Ohz2bDcVr0FvKppD3q-oh6AjS6f3_mPES1mRF4Iww8/edit?usp=sharingWagtail CMS (built on django/python), my experiences getting out of the drupal/wordpress paradigm] - Dan Lerch
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|-
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| 10:30 || Coffee break
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|-
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| 10:45 || Lightning Talks, cont'd
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* Patron Counters - James Fournie
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* [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RqSjNxDWnT4-IiqQPP4PyW823R4jOxG4/view Attack of the webforms!] - Paul Burry
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* ILS cloud migration - Olga Kalachinskaya
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* Hacking devices - Calvin Mah
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|-
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| 12:00 || Lunch (Provided)
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|-
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| 1:00 || Breakout Sessions
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* [https://cynthia.gitlab.io/intro-to-git-and-gitlab/ Learn to Collaborate and Contribute to Projects on GitLab + with Git!] - Cynthia Ng
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oerwPDMnYEHSa5JTnjGzoGOsHXvP9oToJxG11QIfEUI/edit?usp=sharing I '♥' Wikipedia] - Dana McFarland/Andie Tomlinson
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|-
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| 2:30 || Break
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|-
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| 2:45 || Breakout Sessions, cont'd <!--
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* Linking video and audio in the Hansard (Expanded/Discussion) - Mike Sinclair
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LyL5AlPTTMW2YMT6-YG2p4iSiYQBA76RFwnH9h3wIyY/edit?usp=sharing All the DOCs]: Documentation and workflows - Cynthia Ng / Tamarack Hockin
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* Wordpress nightmare - Allison Trumble -->
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|-
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| 4:00 || Breakout Reports
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* Library as platform - Maryann Kempthonre
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* Cries for help / Tales of fails
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| 5:00 ||Meet up somewhere for drinks <!-- at [http://dev-viusu.pantheonsite.io/students-union-pub/ VIU Student Pub] -->
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|-
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|}
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==== Feedback ====
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Post conference, don't forget to fill out the [https://goo.gl/forms/eisFcofDCtEl7jL52 feedback form] . . . and get a chance to win a prize!
  
 
=== Organizers ===
 
=== Organizers ===
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* Dana McFarland
 
* Dana McFarland
 
* Ben Hyman
 
* Ben Hyman
* Geoffrey Allen
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* Jason Kuffler
 
* Charles Hogg
 
* Charles Hogg
 
* Paris Carr
 
* Paris Carr
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* Cynthia Ng
 
* Cynthia Ng
 
* Tamarack Hockin
 
* Tamarack Hockin
* Corey Davis
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* Allison Trumble
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* Geoffrey Allen
  
  

Latest revision as of 20:45, 11 December 2018

Welcome to code4lib BC!

Begun in Summer 2013, this chapter aims to create connections and professional development opportunities for folks from British Columbia and surrounding areas.


Sixth Annual Code4lib BC Unconference 2018

Save the dates!

  • Thursday, 29 November and Friday, 30 November

This year's C4LBC will be held in Nanaimo, BC, and jointly hosted by the University of Vancouver Island and Vancouver Island Regional Library. Again! The Thursday events will be held in downtown Nanaimo at VIRL's Harbourfront Branch. Friday's activities will be held the the VIU campus. This year's organisers are trying hard to make everything as easy as possible for mainlanders travelling to the island, so stay tuned for details on transportation, accommodations, and much more.

Registration is now open!

What's it all about?

It's a 2-day unconference - a participant-driven meeting bringing together a diverse and open community of library developers and non-developers engaging in effective, collaborative problem-solving through technology regardless of their department or background.

The event will feature lightning talks, breakout sessions, with coffee, tea and snacks provided. Lightning talks are brief presentations which are typically 10 minutes in length on topics related to library technologies. Breakout sessions are an opportunity to bring participants together in an ad hoc fashion for a short, yet sustained period of problem solving, software development and fun. If there is a neat project you're been working on, a cool new tool you want to show off, or an interesting development in the world of library technology that you want to discuss, Code4Lib BC is a great opportunity to share with the community!

What's included: wifi, power, coffee/snacks, lunches, prizes, limited transportation from downtown Nanaimo to VIU campus.

What's NOT included/what to bring: a laptop, dinner, your ideas and enthusiasm.

Hashtag: #c4lbc

Code of Conduct: As a Code4Lib event, we adhere to the Code4Lib Code of Conduct, which seeks to provide a welcoming, harassment-free environment.

Sponsors

While Code4libBC no longer solicits sponsorship, we want to acknowledge the contributions by our hosts:

as well as continued administrative and fiscal support from the BC Libraries Cooperative.

Lightning Talk Proposals and Breakout Suggestions

Is there a neat project you've been working on, a cool new tool you want to show off, or an interesting development in the world of library technology that you want to discuss?

Submit your lightning talk/breakout suggestion

See what's already been submitted

Food/Transportation

Do you have dietary restrictions? Let us know when you register.

Are you traveling from Victoria or the Lower Mainland? Are you interested in sharing transportation? Please contact:

  • carpool from Victoria to Nanaimo please contact Charles Hogg at charles.hogg@leg.bc.ca.
  • carpool from Lower Mainland to Nanaimo please contact James Fournie at jfournie@vcc.ca.

Transportation to Nanaimo from the mainland is best made by ferry to Departure Bay, or by seaplane/helijet

This year were are please to offer a draw for a chance to win one of two travel bursaries [$300 each]. One for a student, one for a non-student: Enter the Bursary Draw. Bursary update: The draw is now closed. Congratulations to this year's bursary recipients: Kristen Allford and Paul Burry!

Accommodations

The Coast Bastion Hotel has reserved a block of 10 rooms per night at the government rate (Nov 28/29)

Guests can call 800-663-1144 and quote “Code4Lib” or group code CBI-GFC18933 to book under the block.

This block will be held until October 29th, any remaining rooms will be sent back to general inventory. After that, guests can still book under the block, but based on general availability.

  • Comfort Rooms – 2 beds $117.00
  • Superior Rooms – 2 Bed or 1 Queen bed $127.00
  • Premium Rooms – 1 King bed $137.00

Other accommodation options can be found here.

Schedule

Day 1

Events will be held at VIRL's Harbourfront library branch.

Parking: Recommend underground parking under library. Entrance to lot off Front St. or Museum Way.

8:30 Doors open
9:00 Welcome & Announcements
9:15 Lightning Talks
  • Code4libBC: What's an Unconference - Cynthia Ng
  • The Art of the Kludge - Julie Cole
  • Using LibAnswers as an e-resource management and ticketing system - Patricia Pang
  • Breaking Down the IT Silo - Jeff Narver
  • The Never-Ending Wrangle: enabling fulltext search in Supplejack - Daniel Sifton
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 Lightning Talks, cont'd
  • Children's Coding Gadgets and Early Literacy Skill Development - Code-a-Pillar, Osmo, and Sphero - Caitlin Ottenbreit
  • Open to change: Migrating to Evergreen - James Fournie / Gwenda Bryan / Dan Sifton / Geoffrey Allen
  • Digitization challenges for small organizations - Christine Meutzner
  • Weeding Reports - Trevor Smith
  • Retro-computing collection at UVic Libraries - John Durno
12:00 Lunch (Provided)
1:00 Breakout Sessions
2:30 Break
2:45 Breakout Sessions, cont'd
  • Excel for Librarians - Trevor Smith
  • Creativity Commons: Open House - Jason/Jonathan Bigalow
4:00 Breakout Reports
5:00 Social Event at White Sails Brewery with pizza from Mambo Pizza

Day 2

Events will be held at VIU's Building 305, Room 507

A bus (with a friendly, qualified driver) will pick up attendees from the Coast Bastion on Friday morning at 8:20 am. If needed the bus will return for another load of passengers ~20 minutes later.

Parking: Closest is Lot N; some spaces in Lots F & C are short-term; VIU Parking Map


8:30 Doors open
9:00 Announcements
9:15 Lightning Talks
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 Lightning Talks, cont'd
  • Patron Counters - James Fournie
  • Attack of the webforms! - Paul Burry
  • ILS cloud migration - Olga Kalachinskaya
  • Hacking devices - Calvin Mah
12:00 Lunch (Provided)
1:00 Breakout Sessions
2:30 Break
2:45 Breakout Sessions, cont'd
4:00 Breakout Reports
  • Library as platform - Maryann Kempthonre
  • Cries for help / Tales of fails
5:00 Meet up somewhere for drinks

Feedback

Post conference, don't forget to fill out the feedback form . . . and get a chance to win a prize!

Organizers

  • Daniel Sifton
  • Dana McFarland
  • Ben Hyman
  • Jason Kuffler
  • Charles Hogg
  • Paris Carr
  • James Fournie
  • Cynthia Ng
  • Tamarack Hockin
  • Allison Trumble
  • Geoffrey Allen


Comments or questions? Get in touch with us at c4lbc-organizers@googlegroups.com.

Past Events

See our past events page.