Welcome to Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic, a Philadelphia Area/Tri-State chapter of the Code4Lib organization.
Our next event will be an informal meetup on January 30th starting at 6:00pm at Penn Museum. We're hoping to maintain the same informal setup as last time, but add a block of time for lightening-ish talks and presentations where members can report on local/regional projects, propose ideas, or get help on technical issues from the community. More details will be listed here as the come in.
The official kick off of the chapter occurred on October 17th, 2012 at the Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic conference. As with the main code4lib organization, the goal of the Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic is to connect librarians, hackers, designers, architects, curators, catalogers, artists and instigators in the Philadelphia and greater Tri-State area (and if you're further out, that's cool too).
Sign up for the Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic Google Group as we work out the details there for future meetings and activities.
Call for Volunteers
We're looking for volunteers, both for general long-term organizational duties and to help plan future events. Positions that we know we need include a social media expert, an IRC guy/gal, and a social functions organizer. We also need volunteers to help us with needs we as yet don't know we need (and feel free to identify them). If you're interested in helping the chapter, sign up for the Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic Google Group and post what you'd be interested in. We're a friendly bunch so don't be afraid to jump right in.
Thanks to all who made the Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic kickoff conference a success! For the October 17th kickoff meeting, the conference was located at Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, and was held as part of the series of tech conferences, nicknamed the "Tech Trifecta", being held at Falvey Library over the week of October 15th, 2012. Conferences held included the VuFind Summit 2012 (October 15th and 16th), Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic (October 17th), and VuStuff III (October 18th).
Video, slide presentations, and abstract pages from this event coming soon(tm).
As well, we had our first informal meetup at the end of November at the Landmark Americana in University City. Next meetup is scheduled for January 20th, 2013 (details above in "Upcoming Events").
We want to structure the regional meetings to tailor to what the community wants -- be it more formal meetings with talks, roundtables, etc or just evening informal meetups at a downtown pub. To this end, we want to hear from YOU (you've read this far, so you must be interested). To be heard, just contact David Uspal (info below) or add your good ideas to the wiki below.
Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic Good Ideas List (name, email address, affiliation and idea):
- David K Uspal, davidDOTuspalATvillanovaDOTedu, Villanova University, Make a Good Ideas List under the Governance heading
Inquiries or general comments can be directed to David Uspal at davidDOTuspalATvillanovaDOTedu