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Welcome to code4lib BC!  
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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.
 
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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== '''Seventh Annual Code4Lib BC Unconference 2019''' ==
  
 
'''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, 28 November and Friday, 29 November
  
[https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2017-code4libbc-unconference-vancouver-island-tickets-37762407377 Registration is now open!]
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This year's C4LBC will be held on the North Shore of Metro Vancouver, and jointly hosted by West Vancouver Memorial Library and Capilano University. The Thursday events will be held at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Friday's activities will be held at Capilano University's main campus. Stay tuned for details on transportation, accommodations, and much more.  
  
 
=== 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, prizes, limited transportation from downtown Nanaimo to VIU campus.
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'''What's included''': wifi, power, coffee/snacks, lunches, prizes.
  
 
'''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.
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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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* [https://westvanlibrary.ca/ West Vancouver Memorial Library], and
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* [https://library.capilanou.ca/ Capilano University],
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as well as continued administrative and fiscal support from the [https://bc.libraries.coop/ BC Libraries Cooperative].
  
 
===Lightning Talk Proposals and Breakout Suggestions===
 
===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?  
 
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 [https://goo.gl/forms/bbArtR1Mhweuq5L33 lightning talk/breakout suggestion]
 
  
===Transportation===
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Submit your [https://forms.gle/3jrtXhcaSEhKhMxT8 lightning talk/breakout suggestion]
  
Are you traveling from Victoria or the Lower Mainland? Are you interested in sharing transportation? Do you have any dietary restrictions?
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See what's already been [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16sFCWjhFYeiaGqU5BrFMEdEQVN7sORthMmnuQsWfVO8/edit?usp=sharing submitted]   
Please let us know by filling out this [https://goo.gl/forms/68AWe1YPwJ3w7cs12 survey]   
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Transportation to Nanaimo from the mainland is best made by ferry to Departure Bay, or by seaplane/helijet
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===Food/Transportation===
*[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 in the transportation survey.
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*[http://www.seairseaplanes.com/schedules Seair 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 down town Vancouver
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*[http://helijet.com/helijet-introduces-nanaimo-vancouver-flights/ Helijet to Nanaimo] from YVR or down town Vancouver.
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*[http://www.tofinobus.com/ Tofino Bus] and [https://www.islandlinkbus.com/ IslandLinkBus] from Victoria and Other Island Locations to Nanaimo. Also, if you are interested in locating a carpool from Victoria to Nanaimo please say so in the transportation survey.
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===Accommodations===
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Do you have dietary restrictions? Let us know when you register.
The Coast Bastion Hotel offered a discount for early bookings. But if you're reading this after Oct 30th the discount has elapsed. Other options can be found [https://goo.gl/aSm4MQ here.]
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=== Schedule ===
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[https://westvanlibrary.ca/visit/library/location-hours West Vancouver Memorial Library] – Bus and parking information. 
  
==== Thursday, 30 November ====
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[https://www.capilanou.ca/about-capu/get-to-know-us/our-campuses/maps--directions/ Capilano University] – Directions to the Main Campus and Library.
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].
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{| class="wikitable"
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===Accommodations===
| 8:30 || Doors open
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| 9:00 || Welcome & Announcements
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| 9:15 || Lightning Talks
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* Code4lib/BC: What's it all about - Cynthia Ng
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* Canadian Federated Data Repository - Alex Garnett
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* Using Ms Access to make vendor reports or local workflows less painful - Trevor Smith
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| 10:30 || Coffee break
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| 10:45 || Lightning Talks, cont'd
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* Restoring an interactive videotex art exhibition from the mid-1980s - John Durno
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| 11:30 || Lunch (Provided)
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| 1:00 || Breakout Sessions
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|-
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| 2:30 || Break
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| 2:45 || Breakout Sessions, cont'd
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* Using Ms Access to make vendor reports or local workflows less painful (expanded) - Trevor Smith
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* Web Archiving: Coordinating efforts, sharing best practices - Dana McFarland
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| 4:15 || 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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==== Friday, 1 December ====
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[https://www.pinnaclepierhotel.com Pinnacle Hotel] – Rates start at $229.00/night.
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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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.  
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[http://www.lonsdalequayhotel.com Lonsdale Hotel] – Rates start at $159.50/night non-refundable or $206.25/night refundable.
  
The same bus, with the same friendly, qualified driver, will deliver attendees to the Departure Bay ferry terminal at the end of the day.
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=== Schedule ===
  
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TBA
| 8:30 || Doors open
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| 9:00 || Announcements
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| 9:15 || Lightning Talks
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* Supplejack Triclops Architecture - Daniel Sifton
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* Opens source, open access, open data - Maryann Kempthorne
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* Linking video and audio in the Hansard
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| 10:30 || Coffee break
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| 10:45 || Lightning Talks, cont'd
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* Using Islandora to centralize access to distributed content - Mark Jordan
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* Systems Projects in Special Libraries - Charles Hogg
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| 11:30 || Lunch (Provided)
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| 1:00 || Breakout Sessions
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* Parse, Harvest, Repeat: Hands on metadata ingestion in the Supplejack stack - Daniel Sifton / James Fournie
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| 2:30 || Break
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| 2:45 || Breakout Sessions, cont'd
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| 4:00 || Breakout Reports
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| 4:30 || End of Day
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| 5:00 || Meet up at [http://dev-viusu.pantheonsite.io/students-union-pub/ VIU Student Pub]
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=== Organizers ===
 
=== Organizers ===
  
* Daniel Sifton
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* Kevin Brash
* Dana McFarland
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* Michel Castagné
* Ben Hyman
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* Glen Greenly
* Geoffrey Allen
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* Maryann Kempthorne
* Charles Hogg
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* Patricia Lesku
* Paris Carr
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* Jennifer O'Donnell
* James Fournie
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* Fiacre O'Duinn
* Cynthia Ng
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* Rebecca Slaven
* Tamarack Hockin
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* Andrea Tartaglio
* Corey Davis
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Comments or questions? Get in touch with us at c4lbc-organizers@googlegroups.com.
 
Comments or questions? Get in touch with us at c4lbc-organizers@googlegroups.com.

Latest revision as of 20:05, 19 August 2019

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.

Seventh Annual Code4Lib BC Unconference 2019

Save the dates!

  • Thursday, 28 November and Friday, 29 November

This year's C4LBC will be held on the North Shore of Metro Vancouver, and jointly hosted by West Vancouver Memorial Library and Capilano University. The Thursday events will be held at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Friday's activities will be held at Capilano University's main campus. Stay tuned for details on transportation, accommodations, and much more.

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.

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.

West Vancouver Memorial Library – Bus and parking information.

Capilano University – Directions to the Main Campus and Library.

Accommodations

Pinnacle Hotel – Rates start at $229.00/night.

Lonsdale Hotel – Rates start at $159.50/night non-refundable or $206.25/night refundable.

Schedule

TBA

Organizers

  • Kevin Brash
  • Michel Castagné
  • Glen Greenly
  • Maryann Kempthorne
  • Patricia Lesku
  • Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Fiacre O'Duinn
  • Rebecca Slaven
  • Andrea Tartaglio

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

Past Events

See our past events page.