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).

Code of Conduct: Please give the codeofconduct4lib a read. All code4lib events fall under the coc4lib.


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)