Code4lib/Write The Docs barcamp

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Time: February 9th, 2015

  • Morning session: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Afternoon session: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Parlor C

Coffee and snacks will be available. Lunch is on your own.


  • code4lib wrangler: Becky Yoose, yoosebec at grinnell dot edu
  • Write the Docs contacts: TBA

Write The Docs PDX Meetup page: [1]

(Official) Preconference Registration: $15 for half day, $30 full day. Register at [2]. Child care will be available (registration form will have more information + signup).


We share common issues surrounding documentation, but we also have unique perspectives and expertise that both sides can share. The barcamp preconference will be a mix of lightning talks and breakout sessions based on topics people want to discuss and collaborate; possibly even hack something together to show to the group. You can choose to attend a half day or stay for the entire day – there will be slots for lightning talks and breakouts for both morning and afternoon sessions.

Remember, like metadata, documentation is a love note to the future.

More information about Write the Docs and code4lib at and

Agenda (Draft)

Morning Session

9:00 - 9:15: Welcome, housekeeping

9:15 - 9:45: Morning lightning talks; sign up sheet on Google Docs

9:45 - 10:00: Morning breakout session topics and group wrangling

10:00 - 11:30: Breakouts (take a break when desired)

11:30 - 12 pm: Breakout reports, group discussion

Afternoon Session

1:30 - 1:45: Welcome, housekeeping for the afternoon only folks

1:45 - 2:15: Afternoon lightning talks sign up sheet on Google Docs

2:15 - 2:30: Afternoon breakout session topics and group wrangling

2:30 - 4:00: Breakouts (take a break when desired)

4:00 - 4:30: Breakout reports, group discussion, thank yous!

Lightning Talks

Sign up sheet on Google Docs

Length - 5 minutes (can be a little more depending on how many sign up for each round)

Topic - anything documentation: practices, tools, policies, failures, successes, tips as to how to indoctrinate the world to document their stuff.

Presenting tools/options - Projector/screen (BYOD), whiteboard/marker

Breakout Topics

Possible topics (Google Doc)