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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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== '''Seventh Annual Code4Lib BC Unconference 2019''' ==
  
== '''Fifth Annual Code4lib BC Unconference 2017''' ==
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* '''Thursday, 28 November and Friday, 29 November'''
  
'''Save the dates!'''
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* [https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2019-code4lib-bc-unconference-tickets-69790315713 Registration is now open!]
* 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. Stay tuned for details on transportation, accommodations, and much more.  
 
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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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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!
 
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://forms.gle/3jrtXhcaSEhKhMxT8 Submit your lightning talk/breakout session idea]
  
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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* [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16sFCWjhFYeiaGqU5BrFMEdEQVN7sORthMmnuQsWfVO8/edit?usp=sharing See what's already been 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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=== Schedule ===
*[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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TBA
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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===Food/Transportation===
  
==== Thursday, 30 November ====
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Do you have dietary restrictions? Let us know when you register.
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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Parking: Recommend underground parking under library. Entrance to lot off Front St. or Museum Way.
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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]
  
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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://goo.gl/maps/EKM18gEzuFLWJsjF8 Google Maps]
| 8:30 || Doors open
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| 9:00 || Welcome & Announcements
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| 9:15 || Lightning Talks
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1M1lC5ZosVXIkoNSMpM-6FvChcbn8ILdn0vJ-frwXDeY/edit?usp=sharing Code4lib/BC: What's it all about] - Cynthia Ng
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1AaHddtez0MxGUeZjsXoilA0_KQ7LrfcWRBIMeItS5nI/edit?usp=sharing 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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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=10KdeR8LkrGMvZHQfSCkBmNSuh-BpGl_k3_2K9591a4A Games Day in the Library] - Kevin Brash
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UknFe0E0-U4DAKiNV9hQH-E6WQiERrFTkycvdZM5JRc/edit?usp=sharing What's in the Bag? Indexing and querying Bags with Elasticsearch] - Mark Jordan
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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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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13ETpshoL-YbRZaGuihG77sAaTjG4IAhM9zRzQOdLFnk/edit#slide=id.p3 I.T. things at FVRL: Sphero/Spark robots, Green Screens and VR Experience] - Traci Monchamp / Lewis Vacek / Tamarack Hockin
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xlFfKANrl3Ub_d5O5lGz_Fs4u9Gt6Uz8dfjYTKWTlh8/edit?usp=sharing ILS Migration Change Management: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly] - Janice Banser
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* Getting Started with RFPs - Trevor Smith
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* [http://hdl.handle.net/10613/5229 Contest of champions: Headless Battle] - Daniel Sifton
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| 12:00 || Lunch (Provided)
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| 1:00 || Breakout Sessions
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* GODOT has left the building : the CUFTS/GODOT end of life debrief for everybody- Maryann Kempthorne
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* Show + tell IT things breakout : VIRL Creativity Commons - Geoffrey Allen / FVRL IT Things - Traci Monchamp, Lewis Vacek, Tamarack Hockin
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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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* Hosting Code4libBC - Geoffrey Allen, Cynthia Ng, Ben Hyman, Daniel Sifton
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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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==== Friday, 1 December ====
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===Accommodations===
Events will be held at [https://www2.viu.ca/map/ VIU's Building 305, Room 509]
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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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* [https://www.pinnaclepierhotel.com Pinnacle Hotel]: Rates start at $229.00/night.
  
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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* [http://www.lonsdalequayhotel.com Lonsdale Hotel]: Rates start at $159.50/night non-refundable or $206.25/night refundable.
  
Parking: Closest is Lot N; Lot D is closed due to construction, some spaces in Lots F & C are short-term; [https://www2.viu.ca/eventservices/parkingmap.asp VIU Parking Map]
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=== Sponsors ===
  
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While Code4Lib BC no longer solicits sponsorship, we want to acknowledge the contributions of our hosts:
| 8:30 || Doors open
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| 9:00 || Announcements
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| 9:15 || Lightning Talks
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* [http://hdl.handle.net/10613/5230 Supplejack Triclops Architecture] - Daniel Sifton
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* Open Source, Open Access, Open Data - Maryann Kempthorne
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* Linking video and audio in the Hansard - Mike Sinclair
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qd2vczQqx-SCgIMXp89UTMYW7C5P-r92d4yfpq77VF8/edit?usp=sharing Getting Started with Automating your EZproxy] - James Fournie
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* Smallest Possible Library Online Tools "SPLOT" - Scott Leslie
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| 10:30 || Coffee break
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| 10:45 || Lightning Talks, cont'd
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1k08ku9tfarqkfAlN5H1WDhcBvWZOiy5VzGNsxCcB92E/edit?usp=sharing We have detected spider/robot activity on our site] - Calvin Mah
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* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ymp2BuB3kq-3cvFSuQRoS8EWMIx4LWSDP_MJOE5_GkQ/edit?usp=sharing 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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* OCR tools for non-Latin alphabets - Rebecca Dickson
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* Through the Looking Glass: A Parallel World of Print Collections Data - Jean Blackburn
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| 12:00 || Lunch (Provided)
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| 1:00 || Breakout Sessions
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q2ZOPYZz3SZ4WdePkrXKqEGhYuYHW07WQDuEIwNw5ps Parse, Harvest, Repeat: Hands on metadata ingestion in the Supplejack stack] - Daniel Sifton / James Fournie
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rz9V89VmxqIJD6c9zistu5T_JZ_ujErHpNZm5joUx64/edit?usp=sharing/ Web Archiving: Coordinating efforts, sharing best practices] - Dana McFarland
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* Brainstorming possible SPLOTs - Scott Leslie & Jonathan Schatz
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| 2:30 || Break
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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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| 4:00 || Breakout Reports
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| 5:00 || Meet up at [http://dev-viusu.pantheonsite.io/students-union-pub/ VIU Student Pub]
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==== Feedback ====
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* [https://westvanlibrary.ca/ West Vancouver Memorial Library]
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* [https://library.capilanou.ca/ Capilano University]
  
Post conference, don't forget to fill out the [https://drive.google.com/open?id=111KryIRlWFywHojIfaFt2ziViJuQDdvENHxIDyThpqI feedback form]
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as well as continued administrative and fiscal support from the [https://bc.libraries.coop/ BC Libraries Cooperative].
  
 
=== 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
* Allison Trumble
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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 19:34, 5 September 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

  • 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. 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.
  • 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?

Schedule

TBA

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.

Sponsors

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

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

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.