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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.
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If you're interested in hosting, please [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mh8haGBziQHiBkG_0byNgIEPxWIsBjKAXOss0cE9fJs/edit?usp=sharing take a read over our Planner's Guide].
  
== '''Fifth Annual Code4lib BC Unconference 2017''' ==
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== '''Seventh Annual Code4Lib BC Unconference 2019''' ==
  
'''Save the dates!'''
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'''Thursday, 28 November and Friday, 29 November'''
* Thursday, 30 November and Friday, 1 December, 2017
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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. 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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This year's Code4Lib BC 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.
 
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[https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2017-code4libbc-unconference-vancouver-island-tickets-37762407377 Registration is now open!]
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=== 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.
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* '''What's NOT included/what to bring''': a laptop, dinner, your ideas and enthusiasm.
  
'''Hashtag''': #c4lbc
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* '''Hashtag''': [https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%23c4lbc&src=typd #c4lbc]
  
'''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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* '''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.
  
===Lightning Talk Proposals and Breakout Suggestions===
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===Lightning Talk and Breakout Session Ideas===
  
 
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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* [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16sFCWjhFYeiaGqU5BrFMEdEQVN7sORthMmnuQsWfVO8/edit?usp=sharing See what was submitted]
  
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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===Food/Transportation===
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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Do you have dietary restrictions? Let us know when you register.
*[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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* [https://westvanlibrary.ca/visit/library/location-hours Bus and parking information for West Vancouver Memorial Library] or [https://g.page/WestVanLibrary?share Google Maps]
*[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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* [https://www.capilanou.ca/about-capu/get-to-know-us/our-campuses/capu-main-campus/ Directions to Capilano University], [https://www.capilanou.ca/about-capu/get-to-know-us/our-campuses/parking-services/ Parking Services website] or [https://g.page/CapULibrary?share Google Maps]
*[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===
 
===Accommodations===
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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* [https://www.pinnaclepierhotel.com Pinnacle Hotel]: Rates start at $229.00/night.
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* [http://www.lonsdalequayhotel.com Lonsdale Hotel]: Rates start at $159.50/night (non-refundable) or $206.25/night (refundable).
  
 
=== Schedule ===
 
=== Schedule ===
  
==== Thursday, 30 November ====
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==== Day 1 ====
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"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
| 8:30 || Doors open
 
| 8:30 || Doors open
 
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| 9:00 || Welcome & Announcements
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| 9:00 || Welcome and announcements
 
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| 9:15 || Lightning Talks
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| 9:15 || Lightning talks
* Code4lib/BC: What's it all about - Cynthia Ng
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* Icebreaker activity - Kevin Brash
* Canadian Federated Data Repository - Alex Garnett
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vnMuq1M8cejj9QJHXZoUOm-sdkf_3Cpq Scraping index pages and VuFind implementation] - Louise Brittain Boisvert
* Using Ms Access to make vendor reports or local workflows less painful - Trevor Smith
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1njuxu0CacJmVAq5NMwhdHgV8I--96lBe Blended learning in libraries: Google IT Support Certificate Program at Surrey Libraries] - Erol Olcay
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZLYro3HYm-GwvJqR1WF5vsGCFkIuA5I4 Implementing an IT service desk!] - Tamarack Hockin / Jason Swan
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MufAHe5_MkWL00VOFQUAXjAUDDWYGP1J Ditch Deep Freeze: Public computer administration for small libraries] - Camille Ginnever
 
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| 10:30 || Coffee break
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| 10:30 || Break
 
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| 10:45 || Lightning Talks, cont'd
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| 10:45 || Lightning talks (continued)
* Restoring an interactive videotex art exhibition from the mid-1980s - John Durno
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* Authorities cleanup - Trevor Smith
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* [https://cynthiang.ca/2019/11/28/presentation-implementing-values-in-practical-ways/ Implementing values in practical ways] - Cynthia Ng
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1t6qvxSigLpvTz-k1mlKVd6Dm4amE6tyJ Tell Your Story: Ebook creation for 11-14] - Patricia Lesku
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CcB77MvBCDTnJVeH2AqhZCIFlRMbyRM1 JavaScript and CSS elements in circulation notices: A dilettante's perspective] - Olga Kalachinskaya
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H0V21mhKmVQJiN2tN9d-McM7h4EEAPh1 Ebook Ordering: How we expanded our collection with intentional ordering] - Michelle Yule
 
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| 11:30 || Lunch (Provided)
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| 12:00 || Lunch (provided)
 
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| 1:00 || Breakout Sessions
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| 1:00 || Breakout sessions
* GODOT has left the building : the CUFTS/GODOT end of life debrief for everybody- Maryann Kempthorne
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* The Lab Learning Space at WVML - Andrea Tartaglio / Patricia Lesku
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hZ9f-7aZbgH00Iv0CAuI8quRot47zEEvlwzMErx1J5E/edit?usp=sharing Implementing values] - Cynthia Ng
 
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| 2:30 || Break
 
| 2:30 || Break
 
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| 2:45 || Breakout Sessions, cont'd
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| 2:45 || Breakout sessions (continued)
* Using Ms Access to make vendor reports or local workflows less painful (expanded) - Trevor Smith
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* Blended learning in libraries - Erol Olcay
* Web Archiving: Coordinating efforts, sharing best practices - Dana McFarland
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* Intranets
 
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| 4:15 || Breakout Reports
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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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| 5:00 || Social event
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* [https://goo.gl/maps/6KsoUh8XsAXp6ABm8 mahony | Burrard Landing]
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* Karaoke!
 
|}
 
|}
  
==== Friday, 1 December ====
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==== Day 2 ====
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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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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| 9:00 || Announcements
 
| 9:00 || Announcements
 
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| 9:15 || Lightning Talks
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| 9:15 || Lightning talks
* Supplejack Triclops Architecture - Daniel Sifton
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1B_BZrrvodFzX59YKsMWI1nnSG9TccGEH Code club for seniors] - Dethe Elza
* Opens source, open access, open data - Maryann Kempthorne
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1__219rDiKi9R548yzi82eu0pCrhdZtW9JkcQFmDh4KA/edit?usp=sharing A review of open-source ERM options in 2019] - James Fournie
* Linking video and audio in the Hansard
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ulI2iQiRYr5HJ2esztmF7pUDEukFw0EU_YKB9sl9RgQ Organizing Ideas podcast] - Allison Jones / Karen Ng
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* DokuWiki - Scott Leslie
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vS17QDbMx-poI_m8dsoVRoxN-UIUbvzcKTFEruo4ylQmlpRPralHB2SjJhoJ5LnwBUYLCCYJzyGQ9wL/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=15000#slide=id.p Fair and FAIR data sharing in the Global South] + [https://public.tableau.com/profile/alicia1500#!/vizhome/Slidescode4lib/RDAMembers?publish=yes Tableau Visualization] - Alicia Urquidi
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| 10:30 || Coffee break
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| 10:30 || Break
 
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| 10:45 || Lightning Talks, cont'd
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| 10:45 || Lightning talks (continued)
* Using Islandora to centralize access to distributed content - Mark Jordan
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* RefDesk Dashboard for Springshare data - Trevor Smith
* Systems Projects in Special Libraries - Charles Hogg
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ISFhhYZhVzKs17GkEDV_ca-ukymWKlOY Implementing OpenAthens for eResource authentication] - Hillary Webb
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kmk1jYzeqIKLkd0PpVars6LUIRdoVOAFLDf40L-hb3s Telling library stories with Tableau] - Tania Alekson
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* Privacy-protecting technologies - Camille Ginnever
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| 11:30 || Lunch (Provided)
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| 12:00 || Lunch (provided)
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* Wraps: Chicken Caesar; Hummus and Veggie; Mediterranean Beef and Feta; Italian Milano; California Chicken and Tuna Salad; Egg Salad
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* Mediterranean Pita Chip Platter
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| 1:00 || Breakout Sessions
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| 1:00 || Breakout sessions
* Parse, Harvest, Repeat: Hands on metadata ingestion in the Supplejack stack - Daniel Sifton / James Fournie
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* Web archiving - Dana McFarland
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* Project management - Trevor Smith
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| 2:30 || Break
 
| 2:30 || Break
 
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| 2:45 || Breakout Sessions, cont'd
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| 2:45 || Breakout sessions (continued)
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* Establishing a code club for adults/seniors - Dethe Elza
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* Who wants to host Code4Lib BC in 2020?
 
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| 4:00 || Breakout Reports
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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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| 5:00 ||Meet up at [https://goo.gl/maps/K4xetNSFzyVKB1cv5 Coach House Lounge]
 
|}
 
|}
  
=== Organizers ===
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=== Sponsors ===
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While Code4Lib BC no longer solicits sponsorship, we want to acknowledge the contributions of:
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* [https://westvanlibrary.ca/ West Vancouver Memorial Library]
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* [https://library.capilanou.ca/ Capilano University]
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* [https://nvdpl.ca/ North Vancouver District Public Library]
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as well as continued administrative and fiscal support from the [https://bc.libraries.coop/ BC Libraries Cooperative].
  
* Daniel Sifton
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=== 2019 Organizers ===
* Dana McFarland
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* Ben Hyman
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* Geoffrey Allen
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* Charles Hogg
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* Paris Carr
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* James Fournie
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* Cynthia Ng
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* Tamarack Hockin
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* Corey Davis
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* Kevin Brash
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* Michel Castagné
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* Glen Greenly
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* Maryann Kempthorne
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* Patricia Lesku
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* Jennifer O'Donnell
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* Fiacre O'Duinn
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* Andrea Tartaglio
  
 
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 17:33, 9 December 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.

If you're interested in hosting, please take a read over our Planner's Guide.

Seventh Annual Code4Lib BC Unconference 2019

Thursday, 28 November and Friday, 29 November

This year's Code4Lib BC 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.

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

Lightning Talk and Breakout Session Ideas

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?

Food/Transportation

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

Accommodations

  • Lonsdale Hotel: Rates start at $159.50/night (non-refundable) or $206.25/night (refundable).

Schedule

Day 1

8:30 Doors open
9:00 Welcome and announcements
9:15 Lightning talks
10:30 Break
10:45 Lightning talks (continued)
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Breakout sessions
  • The Lab Learning Space at WVML - Andrea Tartaglio / Patricia Lesku
  • Implementing values - Cynthia Ng
2:30 Break
2:45 Breakout sessions (continued)
  • Blended learning in libraries - Erol Olcay
  • Intranets
4:00 Breakout reports
5:00 Social event

Day 2

8:30 Doors open
9:00 Announcements
9:15 Lightning talks
10:30 Break
10:45 Lightning talks (continued)
12:00 Lunch (provided)
  • Wraps: Chicken Caesar; Hummus and Veggie; Mediterranean Beef and Feta; Italian Milano; California Chicken and Tuna Salad; Egg Salad
  • Mediterranean Pita Chip Platter
1:00 Breakout sessions
  • Web archiving - Dana McFarland
  • Project management - Trevor Smith
2:30 Break
2:45 Breakout sessions (continued)
  • Establishing a code club for adults/seniors - Dethe Elza
  • Who wants to host Code4Lib BC in 2020?
4:00 Breakout reports
5:00 Meet up at Coach House Lounge

Sponsors

While Code4Lib BC no longer solicits sponsorship, we want to acknowledge the contributions of:

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

2019 Organizers

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

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

Past Events

See our past events page.