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Welcome to Code4Lib YEG

This chapter aims to bring together library folks from Edmonton and the surrounding area for discussion, sharing, events and professional development opportunities.

We do this by holding and promoting opportunities related to programming, coding, making, hacking, design, open data.... basically we're interested in all things that can have code under the hood.

Follow along by joining our mailing list over in Google groups: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/code4lib-edmonton

Upcoming Events and Meetups

Let's do this 2016 Meetup

  • What: An informal meet-up to that will include a brainstorm style planning session to set out some goals for 2016.
  • Where: Underground - 10004 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1R9
  • When: Thursday, Feb 4th at 6:00pm
  • Who: You! You crazy, code gazing, library lover.

Contact Information

For information about Code4Lib YEG, please contact Sam Popowich (spopowich at gmail dot com).

Past Code4lib Edmonton Events

Code4lib Alberta Unconference 2015

Code4lib Alberta Conference 2015 is a free, two-day event that focuses on innovations in technology and how they can be applied in Alberta's library community.

  • When: November 5 - 6, 2015
  • Time: Tentatively 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day
  • Where: Edmonton Room, Edmonton Public Library, Stanley A. Milner Branch
  • Cost: Free for anyone remotely associated with the library community.

Netspeed 2014 Pre-Conference Hackfest

Join Code4lib Edmonton and other digitally-minded library folks for a for a day of programming, problem solving, and code-smashing. The results of the hackfest will be presented at Netspeed. Please note that the hackfest takes place before the conference.

Have an idea or a problem you'd like to work on? Share it in this doc before the hackfest and collaborate with others!

Hackfest details:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sam at sam.popowich[at]ualberta.ca

Carpooling: We encourage hackfest attendees to carpool and will make every effort to accommodate participants needing transportation to Stanley Milner Library. In order to gauge the need for rides, and to pair up drivers and riders, please contact Sam at the email above.

Code4lib Meetups in Edmonton (A brief history)

Purpose: To connect with other code4libbers in the area and start building a code4lib community in Edmonton, Alberta.


First 2014 Meetup

The first meetup of 2014 will take place Thursday, April 3, at Block 1912, 10361 82 Ave Edmonton, Alberta. We'll be discussing the recent Edmonton Public Library Open Data Day, and plans for the upcoming year.

Second 2014 Meetup

We'll be meeting Thursday, July 31, at the Underground Tap & Grill on Jasper Avenue. Topics up for discussion: hammering out the details of the Netspeed Hackfest, a second evening of lightning talks to be held in November, and organizing a fun, lighthearted debate around apps vs. responsive design.

Netspeed Hackfest Planning Meeting

Code4Lib YEG will be hosting a Hackfest for the Netspeed conference on Wednesday, September 15th. If you are interested in helping to organize/pitching in on the day, please join us at Cafe 1912 on Whyte Ave, at 6:30 pm, next Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

Third 2014 Meetup

Informal get-together, O'Byrnes Irish Pub, 10616 82 (Whyte) Ave, Edmonton, 6 pm.


Inaugural Meetup

The inaugural meetup of Code4Lib North - Edmonton will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6:00pm at The Underground, 10004 Jasper Ave, Edmonton. This will be a simple meet-and-greet to gauge interest levels for Code4Lib North in Edmonton. Everyone is welcome!

Second Meetup

We'll be meeting again on Thursday, June 13. We've tentatively decided on going to the Underground again, but this may change (I'll post an update here if it does). This meeting will hopefully build on some of the ideas we had at our first meeting, and we can make the first steps towards organizing an activity of some kind.

Third Meetup and Lightning Talk Planning Session

We're planning a lightning talk evening some time in November, so we should get together to plan it. We're going to meet at The Empress Ale House, 9912 82 Avenue, at 6 pm on Thursday, October 3rd. Hopefully we'll be able to knock out the basic planning for the lightning talk evening at this session.

First Lightning Talk evening

Our first event - an evening of lightning talks and a tour of the new Edmonton Public Library makerspace - took place November 21st, 2014. We had really great turnout (especially given the cold and snowy weather) and heard from a wide variety of speakers on many topics of interest. We're looking forward to capitalizing on the interest in the new year.