Code4lib/Write The Docs barcamp
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
- code4lib wrangler: Becky Yoose, yoosebec at grinnell dot edu
- Write the Docs contacts: TBA
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.
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
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!
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