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Code4Lib NorCal Summer 2017 Meeting

August 10th, 2017 || 9 AM to 5 PM || Lathrop Library on the Stanford University campus

Link to this page: http://bit.ly/C4LNorCal2017


We're holding a free Code4Lib Northern California (NorCal) regional meeting & unconference on August 10, 2017. This meeting will be held at Lathrop Library, Room 282, Stanford University (518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA 94305).

The day will be a mix of planned and impromptu sessions, workshops, lightning talks, and break-outs. We welcome all participants and folks with any interest in Code4Lib Community and/or library technology.

Schedule & Call for Sessions

We want this event to be a mix of both unscheduled and impromptu sessions as well as prepared workshops and presentations. This can help bring folks together to work, learn and play, but also frame the work (and play) being done.

Below is our general schedule for the Code4Lib NorCal 2017 Event, but you’re encouraged to read and add your ideas, proposals, interest, or comments to our interactive Schedule Google Doc

  • 8 - 9 AM: Space Setup
  • 9 - 9:45 AM: Breakfast / General Free Time
  • 9:45 - 10 AM: Full Group: Introductions
  • 10 - Noon: Full Group: Lightning Talks
  • Noon - 1:30 PM: Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:30 - 2:45 PM: Workshops & Break-outs
  • 2:45 - 3 PM: Transition / Break
  • 3 - 4:15 PM: Workshops & Break-outs
  • 4:15 - 4:30 PM: Transition / Break
  • 4:30 - 5 PM: Full Group: Wrap-up & Planning Code4Lib NorCal Going Forward
  • 5 - 6 PM: Tear down

We are currently calling for folks to propose lightning talks, workshops, or informal breakout sessions. You can propose any of these in our schedule document, linked to below. The interactive schedule will have any proposed sessions, a place to express interest in breakouts or workshops, and our list of lightning talks! Explanations of the format and mix of impromptu and prepared sessions can be found in that interactive schedule. There will be a chance to propose a few limited sessions at the event as well.

Interactive Schedule Google Doc

Registration Link

Please register here. Note that registration is free, but we do have a few requests:

  1. you will be expected to follow the Code4Lib NorCal Code of Conduct;
  2. if you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can keep our numbers up to date;
  3. we will close registration 1 week before the event or when we hit our maximum registration number (whichever occurs first) so register now!

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Getting to + around Stanford

There are helpful maps, travel directions, parking options, and public transit options for getting to the Stanford University campus listed here: https://visit.stanford.edu/plan/index.html Some parking-specific information is also here: https://transportation.stanford.edu/parking/purchase-a-parking-permit/visitors

In particular, note that the Stanford University campus has a free campus bus system: the Marguerite Shuttle, which also connects with the Palo Alto Transit Center (the Palo Alto Caltrain stop), a few stops in front of Lathrop Library, as well as other places on campus. Use the link to find maps, timetables, and other information on this free shuttle.

Stanford University's Parking and Transportation Services office recommends Zoute (iPhone/iPad, Android) for integrated, offline access to schedules for BART, Caltrain, Muni, SamTrans, VTA, and the Stanford Marguerite Shuttle.

Map of the Stanford Campus & Lathrop Library:

We are meeting in room 282 of Lathrop Library (518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA 94305):


NorCal Event & Planning Contacts

If you have any questions or concerns about this meeting, you can contact us:

If you would like to help with planning, thank you! We are keeping all planning information, confirmed details, and participation steps is in this open Google document:

Planning Working Document in Google Drive

Feel free to add a comment or volunteer to take a task on. And thank you!

Expectation of Code4Lib NorCal Participants and Code4Lib NorCal Event Code of Conduct

Code4Lib Norcal is an inclusive, friendly and safe collaboration opportunity. Code4Lib Norcal was conceived and executed as a collaborative, community focused effort from its beginnings, committed to openness and transparency in all that it does: code, designs, discussions. We are equally committed to helpful and respectful communication.

Code4Lib Norcal and Stanford University are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks and associated social events. Participants at an event violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the organizers, and their details provided to partner institutions and events.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual and or discriminatory images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked, by anyone, to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or immediate expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately.

Event staff can be identified by their name badges, and will help participants contact security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. (This code of conduct is adapted from the LDCX, Digital Library Federation and Project Hydra)

About Code4Lib NorCal

For more information on Code4Lib Northern California, review this collection of pages which also has details from past events, join the Code4Lib NorCal Google Group, and/or join the Code4Lib #norcal Slack Channel.

If you want to propose, collaborate on planning, or support Code4Lib Northern California event(s) in 2017 or in the future, use the Google Group and/or the Slack channel to alert your regional neighbors (who can help, give feedback, highlight possible schedule conflicts, etc.).