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.
Fifth Annual Code4lib BC Unconference 2017
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.
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 10-15 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!
What's included: wifi, power, coffee/snacks, lunches, limited transportation from downtown Nanaimo to VIU campus.
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 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
Are you traveling from Victoria or the Lower Mainland? Are you interested in sharing transportation? Do you have any dietary restrictions? Please let us know by filling out this survey
Transportation to Nanaimo from the mainland is best made by ferry to Departure Bay, or by seaplane/helijet
- 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.
- Seair Seaplanes to Nanaimo from YVR or down town Vancouver
- Harbour Air Seaplanes to Nanaimo from YVR or down town Vancouver
- Helijet to Nanaimo from YVR or down town Vancouver.
- Tofino Bus and 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.
The Coast Bastion Hotel is offering a discount for us. Details: File:CoastBastionHotelBooking.pdf Book soon or pay more!
Thursday, 30 November
Events will be held at VIRL's Harbourfront library branch.
Friday, 1 December
Events will be held at VIU's Building 355, Room 211
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.
- Daniel Sifton
- Dana McFarland
- Ben Hyman
- Geoffrey Allen
- Charles Hogg
- Paris Carr
- James Fournie
- Cynthia Ng
- Tamarack Hockin
- Corey Davis
Comments or questions? Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our past events page.