A "hyperlocal" Code4Lib chapter, which has been in existence since around 2010.
- Google Group
- Use this to chat about local issues, propose meetings, and let us know about local events.
Fall 2015 Meeting
- November 23, 2015
- Daley Library, UIC, Room 1-470
- Watch this space for details.
- Register via EventBrite
- At this point, all tickets are taken; you are welcome to sign up for the waitlist. Allan will let you know as soon as anyone cancels.
- assemble / coffee
- start / welcome
- lightning talks (see below)
- lightning talks (continued)
- if lightning talks run short, we can commence with the Group Activity before lunch (see below)
- group photo / lunch
- library tour (Meet in 1-470)
- Group activity; begin Breakout/Hackathon Sessions when complete (see below)
- Breakout/Hackathon Sessions (continued)
- wrap-up in 1-470 (sustaining energy & engagement?)
- social at Jak's Tap http://jakstap.com/bar_and_grill_location_chicago_il.html
- If you have an idea, please sign up for a slot! These are quick, low-pressure talks, and you'll get good karma.
- Examples of lightning talks given at the last national Code4Lib.
- These are set as five minute slots, but at least a few will go over. So there's some flex time at the end.
- Distant reading of texts from the HathiTrust, JSTOR, and/or EEBO
- Eric Lease Morgan (Librarian-At-Large)
- On EAD
- Esther Verreau, UIC
- Paul Keith, Chicago Public Library
- Explore Chicago Collections
- Tracy Seneca and Kate Flynn, UIC
- TopicHub: identify content of interest in one repository and deposit it in another
- Jeremy Prevost, MIT
- We're planning to try something a little different: a group mind-map, to warm up for the Breakout sessions.
- Write down on the specified Post-It color (provided): Your name, and one of the following topics:
- Green: the thing which made me most proud this week
- Yellow: the library technology I'm most excited about right now
- Pink: the most annoying thing about my library's website
- Blue: something I'd like to see at the next Chicago Code4Lib meetup
- Stick your post-it on the whiteboard in 1-470, close to another topic which you consider related. Please feel free to move other peoples' post-it notes around!
- Talk amongst yourselves.
- Up for debate: these are just some possible topics. We need four total.
- If you have an idea, add it to the list! If we end up with more than four, we will conduct a straw poll to determine the most relevant/popular.
- For inspiration, here is the list of pre-conference workshops at the last national Code4Lib
- In web dev circles, Meteor is the new hotness. It lets you make single-page apps which synchronize automatically between clients/users and the cloud/server. It also lets you kick out iOS and Android apps easily. It's pretty slick.
- Let's get a Meteor.js installation up and running. We'll do this tutorial, at least as much as we can. Be prepared for things not to work; let's figure them out together!
- Macintosh/Linux only, unless you have experience using Cygwin on Windows.
- Allan Berry will lead (for better or worse)
- A discussion around tools and workflows for cleaning up messy data; bring your own data sets to work on if you like.
- We will bring some metadata to share, but please bring your own if you have some! Messier the better!
- Kate Flynn will lead.
UIC Environs: Lunch and Parking
- Lunch and parking map
- Food options are mostly clustered in three places: Greektown (N of the freeway along Halsted), Taylor street (SW of campus), and University Village (S along Halsted).
- Join us at Jak's Tap at 5:00pm, for beer and further discussion!
- Jak's is within walking distance of UIC, a block or two north, across the freeway. Parking can be challenging up there, although meters are usually available on Jackson Blvd.
Getting to UIC
- Public Transit: Take the Blue Line west from the Loop; get off at the UIC-Halsted stop. Walk south.
- More information on visiting UIC, including (better) mass-transit directions
- Parking in a UIC lot will cost $13 for a full day.
- If you're driving, there are several parking lots available (marked on the above map); I recommend the one south of campus (1135 Morgan). Note that no streets connect Harrison with Taylor, including Morgan, between Racine and Halsted; to reach the south lot, come up Morgan from Roosevelt.
Circle Interchange difficulties
- Circle Interchange (the confluence of I-90 and I-290 just NE of campus) construction is ongoing.
- Construction is causing traffic havoc nearby, especially near the corner of Harrison and Halsted. The Harrison bridge over I-90 doesn't currently exist. Best to avoid this area if possible.
- The Morgan street exit from I-290 has been closed for some time. According to IDOT:
- Exiting access is prohibited from Westbound I-290/Congress Parkway
- From Southbound I-90/94 - exit Adams Street
- From Northbound I-90/94 - exit Ashland Avenue, backtrack east via Jackson Boulevard or Harrison Street