Welcome to the home of the new Ontario/Canada chapter of Code4Lib. Our aim is to create more opportunities for Code4Lib folks in the Ontario/Quebec/Manitoba/Northeast USA area to meet up in person.
- 1 Mailing list
- 2 Code4lib North Meetups in Toronto
- 3 Code4lib North Meetups in Ottawa
- 4 Third Meeting: University of Windsor, May 24 and 25th, 2012
- 4.1 Schedule
- 4.2 Cost
- 4.3 When and Where
- 4.4 Accommodation
- 4.5 Social Events
- 4.6 Food
- 4.7 Format
- 4.8 20 minutes talks :: feel free to sign up
- 4.9 5 minutes talks :: feel free to sign up
- 4.10 20 or 40 minute workshops: each one teach one
- 4.11 hackfest ideas :: scheme schemas
- 4.12 hackfest ideas :: feel free to add to the list
- 4.13 code4lib north organizational team
- 4.14 hashtag and twitter list
- 5 Second Meeting: McMaster University, May 5-6, 2011
- 6 First Meeting: Kingston ON, May 6-7, 2010
- 7 Who's interested in Code4Lib North?
- 8 Meeting Location Suggestions for the Future
Want to participate in Code4Lib North meetups and receive "North"-oriented Code4Lib announcements? Join the code4lib mailing list. (The code4lib-north mailing list was discontinued.)
Code4lib North Meetups in Toronto
Purpose: To connect with other code4libbers in the area and start building a code4lib community in Toronto, Ontario. (taken from the Ottawa group =P )
First meetup I figure it would just be casual/social. I'm hoping that next time we can find a space for lightning talks/short presentations as well.
Date: Thursday, June 21st
Location: C'est What, 67 Front Street East, Toronto
Sign up: So here's the deal, they will only keep a reservation for 15 mins. After that, they will take seats if needed. So, sign up with your name and the time you think you'd make it there. Time will still likely be flexible since people will come and go, but I'd like at least a general number and time so I can make a reservation. Thanks ^^
- Cynthia - 5pm
- jbfink - 6:30pm
- Nick Ruest - 5pm
- Dileshni Jayasinghe - 5pm
Code4lib North Meetups in Ottawa
Purpose: To connect with other code4libbers in the area and start building a code4lib community in Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Wednesday June 13th, 5pm
Location: The Exchange Pub, 50 Rideau Street (entrance inside the Rideau Centre)
The reservation is under "Warren / code4lib" and the reserved room is downstairs.
We'll start with a short recap of the code4lib North unconference in Windsor followed by a few lightning talks (about 5 minutes each). Anyone who wants to demo what they're currently working on or talk about something interesting related to libraries and technology is encouraged to take the floor. An HDTV with an HDMI input is available if you want to show something on screen.
We already have some volunteers:
- Devin Crawley from the Ottawa Public Library will give us a quick preview of the API to their BiblioCommons catalogue. The API will be publicly available this fall.
- William Wueppelmann will talk about what's going on at Canadiana.org and how they host and manage their huge digital collection and their efforts to achieve certification as a Trusted Digital Repository (TDR).
- Mary Beth Baker will talk about the local tech scene in Ottawa and the potential for collaboration.
Afterward, we'll have our usual social gathering.
No RSVP? No problem! If you wish to attend and/or present a lightning talk, just show up and we'll find room.
The inaugural code4lib Ottawa meetup occurred on March 28, 2012 and was a simple meet-and-greet at a local pub. Since then, we try to combine this social event with some short interesting talks. Here is what we have learned about in recent meetups:
April 24, 2012 - Show and Tell Session
|Presenter||Description of Talk|
|Max Neuvians||Social-biblio.ca : An approach to Twitter data visualization, archiving, and the larger narrative.|
|Richard Akerman||Richard Akerman and Mary Beth Baker are organizing a Reading Garden at the upcoming Canadian Library Association conference. They are seeking advice on how to provide wireless access. Anyone with ideas is encouraged to get in touch with them.|
|Warren Layton||A quick demo of LibraryBox, a wireless filesharing device, which may have interesting applications in government and other libraries where IT restrictions can limit network use.|
Third Meeting: University of Windsor, May 24 and 25th, 2012
The schedule has now been moved to an editable google doc at : http://led.uwindsor.ca/c4ln otherwise known as: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dlTqrBNfiYwjRpVnUvJbtW0K7en1ndVp84WqWbfOrvE/edit
This unconference runs on love... and the kindness of the Leddy Library who will provide : coffee, lunch, and wireless and the space
When and Where
Dates: May 24 and 25th, 2012 (it's on!)
Times: 9 am start time. 4 pm end time
Location: 4th Floor, Leddy Library, University of Windsor: http://www.uwindsor.ca/ Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/7a79qvw
The University offers rooms and suites for travellers, youth, and families seeking overnight, short or extended accommodations through its Conference Services: description of services provided. Use this Registration Form to book a room with Conference Services.
In addition, University of Windsor special visit rates may be available by calling the local number and asking for the University of Windsor rate at certain hotels (which shouldn't dissuade you from staying wherever you prefer):
Holiday Inn Select 1855 Huron Church Road, Windsor Tel: 1-800-465-4329 or 519-966-1200 (3 km from campus)
Hampton Inn & Suites 1840 Huron Church Road, Windsor Tel: 800-Hampton or 519-972-0770 (3 km from campus)
Quality Suites Downtown 250 Dougall Ave., Windsor Tel: 519-977-9707 (3 km from campus) (frequently used hotel for participants in Conifer hackfests)
Caesars Windsor 377 Riverside Dr. East, Windsor Tel: 800-991-8888 (3 km from campus)
The Windsor Riverside Inn 333 Riverside Dr. West Tel: 519-977-9777 (2 km from campus)
Travelodge Hotel Windsor Downtown Windsor 33 Riverside Dr. East Tel: 519-258-7774 (3 km from campus)
There are no bed and breakfasts in the immediate area but the Argyle and Olde Walkerville Bed and Breakfasts are a bus ride away.
There's nothing formal planned but on Wednesday and Thursday nights, we'll try to informally coordinate places to have supper together.
I suggest that those around on Wednesday night meet up at the Rock Bottom Grill at 3236 Sandwich Street, Windsor. It will busy because it's "2 for 1 Wing Night" but it should be worth it.
For those who love experimental film, there is the Media City Film Festival taking place in Windsor and Detroit. Jason Scott aka textfiles will be speaking at the Ann Arbor Public Library on Wednesday night
We will be providing lunch and snacks. (please email organizers if you have a dietary restriction - we will be ordering vegetarian options but we want to make sure we have enough!)
Generally folks informally gather for supper.
Here are some of our nearby options: WindsorEats: Windsor West
But there is much more if we wander farther afield: WindsorEats
Near the university on Wyndotte Street are various Asian dining options including:
And here's a list of places that could probably fit 40 people:
A combination of 20 talks, 5 minute lightning talks, an Ask Anything session, workshops / hackfest time. We will try to find time for everyone who wants to present!
We have talks in the morning and hackfests in the afternoon. We will finalize the speaking schedule Thursday morning but we will try to split the talks between the two days equally.
20 minutes talks :: feel free to sign up
|Ted Lawless||easyArticle - streamlining access to library materials with OpenURL, automated interlibrary loan submission, vendor APIs, Django/Python.|
|Mita Williams||my sekret art project|
|John Fink and Warren Layton||Embedded Hardware Hijinx|
|Alison Hitchens||RDA for coders/systems folk presentation in Google Docs|
|Andrew McAlorum||Our favorite jQuery modules for Drupal 7|
|David Fiander||The state of the ebook marketplace|
|William Denton||Having provocative fun with reference desk statistics in R|
5 minutes talks :: feel free to sign up
|Nick Ruest||Other Redmine uses|
|Tim Ribaric||Circumvention using the Cloud? slides|
|Alison Hitchens||#catcode: Cataloguers embrace Code Year slides on Google docs|
|Mita Williams||"My god, it's full of stars! lists": building the library website that will incorporate Jamun.|
|Dan Chudnov||occupy 1923|
|Graham Fawcett||A Web-based video annotation tool (for peer review, possibly captioning, maybe for some nefarious library uses we haven't imagined)|
20 or 40 minute workshops: each one teach one
- a workshop you are willing to lead
- Intro to Git, if demand warrants -- if not, no big deal (John Fink)
- Environmental monitoring on the cheap (Doug Sartori)
- (I program in a few languages, and could do a teaser-session on one of them if there's interest. Maybe Python, Haskell, Clojure or D?) (Graham Fawcett)
- Intro to the Twitter API, including how one might use it to make a Twitter bot (Rick Scott)
- a workshop you are willing to lead
- a workshop of what you would love to attend
- intro to IRC, meet zoia (Mita, Warren, Sarah, John F)
- how to create a twitter bot (Mita, John F, David F)
- intro to Git (Warren, Sarah, David F)
- a workshop of what you would love to attend
hackfest ideas :: scheme schemas
- build your own twitter bot; bot battles
hackfest ideas :: feel free to add to the list
- twitter bot war with code4lib The Great Eastern? http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/GreatEastern
- changing Odessi XML records to MARC XML so OCUL libraries can load MARC for Odessi, esp. Stats Can stuff. We started this project at TUG, so need someone to help me get further or finish! New note: Chris put what he did so far on github(Alison)
- @CanadianPoetry Sprint: Canadian Poetry Online needs an overhaul! Canadian Poetry is a web anthology of contemporary Canadian poetry, providing biographies and full-text poems from Canada's leading poets. Join in this code sprint to help with the migration to Drupal, site building, development, and theming of the new version. (Andrew)
- LibraryBox is a customized version of PirateBox that can run be run on the inexpensive TP-Link MR 3020. Currently, it acts as a simple file server but it could potentially offer a more library-focused service, such as an eBook server for nearby devices using OPDS. (Warren)
- Evergreen: The Evergreen project is currently recruiting volunteers for the Google Summer of Code effort and has a list of project ideas. Some of these ideas, if not already claimed by a student GSoC participant, might make for interesting hackfest projects. Or we could rewrite the MARC editor in Dojo.
code4lib north organizational team
- Mita Williams
- Karen Pillon
- Peter Zimmerman
- Jennifer Soutter
- Cathy Maskell
- Ranti Junus (Michigan State)
hashtag and twitter list
Second Meeting: McMaster University, May 5-6, 2011
We can handle a maximum of 50 people and you can signup here: http://c4ln2011.eventbrite.com/.
When and Where
Dates: May 5-6, 2011
- 1280 Main St. West, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario - (map)
- Mills Memorial Library, Lyons New Media Centre (4th floor)
Our helpful folks in Research Collections put this guide together a while back.
Parking, Campus Map, Public Transit
- Parking - I understand we have the most expensive parking in OCUL. I'm sorry :( - There is one bit of good news: if you park in the M lot, the day rate drops from $20 to $5. The M lot is about a 10-12 minute walk from the library, and there is a shuttle that will take you part of the way.
- Campus map - we are building #10 - Mills Memorial Library
- Public Transit
- HSR buses that come to campus are: 1, 51, 5c, 52, and 10 - The 10 and 52 drop off by the hospital, the others drop off right outside Mills.
Keep with tradition set last year - No cost and McMaster University has tentatively agreed to provided coffee, lunch, space, and wireless.
- Hackfest (send problems/proposals to John Fink and Nick Ruest)
- 5-minute lighting talks
- 20-minute talks
I'd like to start a new tradition with Code4Lib North and deposit the slides and *maybe* recordings of the presentations in our IR. If people are cool with this, I can get it all setup prior to the event.
|William J Turkel||Functional Programming Workout|
|Dileshni Jayasinghe & Majid Valipour||Programming at Scholars Portal: apps and APIs|
|William Wueppelmann||The Canadiana Web API|
|Dan Chudnov||WWIC? Linked Library Data as a Customer Service Medium|
|Mita Williams||We're jamun (and we hope you like jamun too)|
|William Denton||Getting started with R|
|Alan Harnum||When All You Have Is XSLT, Everything Looks Like XML: Heterogeneous Cloud-Based Content Management Using Google Docs and Other Services|
|Wendy Huot||Why can't a web page be more like a book? Using LaTeX with Readability to generate better 'print friendly' versions of web pages|
|Chris Charles||Introduction to Google Refine|
|Karen A. Coombs||Zend Framework: making using web services easier|
5-minute lighting talks
|Andrew McAlorum||Transition to Unity|
|Dale Askey||Fun with Failure, or, Learning to Stick a Fork in Things|
|Alison Hitchens||Getting testers to test what you need to have tested!|
|Alison Hitchens||Using RT Tracker for user feedback|
First Meeting: Kingston ON, May 6-7, 2010
Free registration -- but registration is now closed (we have 40+ signed up).
When and Where
May 6-7, 2010
- Thursday: 2pm-5:30pm, followed by dinner and drinks
- Friday: 9am-4:30pm
- 93 University Ave, Queen's University, Kingston Ontario (map)
- Meeting room: 1966 North Reading Room, Level 7, Douglas Library Building (floorplan) - located on the top floor, just follow the signs to find the room.
There was no charge. Queen's University very generously supplied the space, the Internet connection, and free lunch on Friday!
How to get involved
Join the mailing list. That is where the planning will happen.
- 5-minute lighting talks
- 20-minute talks
- BOAF sessions
- Maybe a hackfest.
How many are attending?
45 people have registered. Most will be attending.
Thursday May 6:
- 2pm-5pm: Open format (hang out and hack)
- Evening: Go out for dinner and drinks
- 9am-4:30pm: Schedule currently "under construction" -- see table below.
Morning Break: 10:30-10:45 .... Lunch: 12-1 ....
Afternoon: 5 minute lightning talks .... "Birds of a feather" breakout sessions (sign up sheets on front table)
|Walter Lewis||Exposing Linked Data|
|Art Rhyno||Open Layers and Newspapers (Walter Lewis)|
|MJ Suhonos||Location-aware Mobile Search|
|Alan Harnum||Building A Library Website with Endeca technology|
|Wendy Huot||"Your feedback, please": library web design critique|
|Glen Newton||Using Open Source Tools for Visualization and Semantic Mapping in a Large Scale Article Digital Library|
|John Miedema||OpenBook WordPress Plugin Update - Why It's Cool to Love OpenURL +++|
|Nasser Saleh||Coagmento!: a potential collaborative search tool|
Who's interested in Code4Lib North?
Declare your interest in a Code4lib North chapter:
- Wendy Huot, Queen's University
- Michael Vandenburg, Queen's University
- William Denton, York University
- John Fink, McMaster University
- Nick Ruest, McMaster University
- Walter Lewis, Halton Hills/OurOntario
- Edward Corrado, Binghamton University (NY, USA)
- Warren Layton, Library of Parliament (Ottawa)
- Pascal Calarco, University of Notre Dame (IN, USA)
- Rob Fox, University of Notre Dame (IN, USA)
- Mita Williams, University of Windsor
- John Fereira, Cornell University
- MJ Suhonos, Toronto Public Library
- Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University
- David Fiander, University of Western Ontario
- Peter Schlumpf, Avanti Library Systems
- Roy Zimmer, Western Michigan University
- Kimberly Silk, Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto
- Andrew Darby, Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)
- Laura Harris, Grand Valley State University (western Michigan)
- Tim Ribaric, Brock University
- Sibyl Schaefer, University of Vermont
- Peter Ellinger, Ontario Legislative Library, Toronto
- Keith Jenkins, Cornell University
- Patrick M. Lozeau
- Mike Kreyche, Kent State University
- Graham McCarthy, Ryerson University
- John Miedema
- Janey Chen, Ontario Legislative Library, Toronto
- Rob McDonald, Carleton University
- Amy Buckland, McGill University
- Tricia Williams (pgwillia), Consultant/OurOntario
- Mike Beccaria, Paul Smith's College (Paul Smiths, NY)
- Amanda Etches-Johnson, McMaster University
- Art Rhyno, University of Windsor
- Mary Beth Baker, CIC (Ottawa)
- Wayne Schneider, Hennepin County Library
- Carol Serroul, CISTI
- Graham Stewart, University of Toronto Libraries
- Peter Zimmerman, University of Windsor
- Margaret Kipp, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
- Dan Scott, Laurentian University
- Lawrence Wardroper (Courts Administration Services Library, Ottawa)
- Matt McCollow, McMaster University
- George Duimovich, NRCan Library (Ottawa)
- Bobbi Fox, Harvard University Library (Massachusetts)
- Dileshni Jayasinghe, OCUL, University of Toronto
- Eric Palmitesta, OCUL, University of Toronto
- Alexander O'Neill, Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island
- Chris Beer, WGBH (Massachusetts)
- Robin Isard, Algoma University (Sault Ste Marie ON)
- Pat Moore, Carleton University (Ottawa ON)
- Alan Harnum, Toronto Public LIbrary (Toronto ON)
- Colin Prince, University of Toronto Libraries
- Tom Keays, Syracuse University LIbrary (Syracuse, NY)
- Chris Charles, University of Guelph (Guelph, ON)
- John MacGillivray, Carleton University (Ottawa ON)
- Lester Webb, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Kingston ON)
- Elizabeth Goldman, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Kingston ON)
- Jennifer O'Donnell, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Kingston ON)
- David Smith, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Kingston ON)
- Loren Fantin, Our Ontario,Knowledge Ontario
- Daulton Theodore, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON)
- Peter MacDonald, Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
- Rebecca Larocque, North Bay Public Library (North Bay, ON)
- Doris Rankin, Library and Information Management Consultant, Ottawa, ON
- Diane Bédard, Learn Ontario & Our Ontario; Knowledge Ontario
- Andre Vellino, CISTI / University of Ottawa
- Mark Swartz, Queen's University
- Adam Wead, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives (Cleveland, OH)
- Pramila Thakur, Ontario Legislative Library, Toronto
- Anthony Petryk, University of Ottawa
- Jan Dawson, Ask Ontario, Knowledge Ontario
- Glen Newton, Carleton University
- Patrick McMaster, Leeds & the 1000 Islands, Rideau Lakes, and North Grenville Public Libraries
- Nasser Saleh, Queen's University (Kingston ON)
- Stéfan Sinclair, McMaster University
- William J Turkel, University of Western Ontario
- Shirley Lew, Vancouver Community College, (Vancouver BC)
- Edward Bilodeau, McGill University
- Andrew McAlorum, University of Toronto Libraries
Meeting Location Suggestions for the Future
- Toronto, Ontario
- Sudbury, Ontario
- Ottawa, Ontario
- Montreal, Quebec