Code4lib DC 2014 and Introduction to Programming Workshop

Connect with fellow code-interested cultural heritage professionals at two side-by-side events: a DC-area code4lib unconference and an introduction to programming workshop.

The two events are intended to provide an inclusive, welcoming environment, supported by the DLF Code of Conduct. The schedule includes opportunities for the attendees in each track to meet each other, including a plenary opening session, shared lightning talks, Day 2 afternoon unconference events, and combined coffee/lunch/snack breaks. Lunch is on your own, but there are many places nearby to eat. We will provide wireless.

These events are sponsored by the George Washington University Libraries and the Digital Library Federation.

August 11-12, 2014
Gelman Library, George Washington University
Washington DC

About the Workshop

Ready, Set: Code! Introduction to Programming Concepts via jQuery – SOLD OUT
Instructor: Andromeda Yelton
Room: Gelman Library, Rooms 702, 219

Students will be introduced to core programming concepts using jQuery code in their browser. The goals of the workshops include demystifying code and building connections among library technologists at different institutions and different levels of skill, by virtue of the workshop being co-located with a code4lib unconference.

We encourage you to bring your own laptop, but we will also be able to provide a Chromebook laptop to use if you prefer. You will need either Google ChromeMozilla Firefox (with the Firebug extension installed), or Safari if you bring your own computer.

About the Unconference

Join others from libraries, archives, and museums for a participant-driven unconference about the intersection of code and libraries. As typical of unconferences, the content and activities of the day are determined by the attendees. Bring your ideas! We encourage everyone to consider giving a 10-20 minute talk, a lightning talk, lead a workshop, or organize another activity. We’ll be using the code4lib wiki for posting ideas in advance; you can also sign up at the unconference itself


Workshop: $50 ($25 for students or those in between jobs); 
Unconference: $10

Register for either the workshop or the unconference; the groups will come together frequently but they are still separate events.

Register online (the workshop is sold out but unconference registration is open)


Monday, August 11 Workshop Unconference
8:30–9:00 Registration, coffee, and light breakfast, Room 702
9:00–9:30 Welcome and introductions
9:30–9:45 Break
9:45–11:30 Self-paced introduction Organize agenda for day, talks
11:30–1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00–3:00 Lecture Unconference sessions
3:00–3:15 Break and snacks
3:15–4:45 Practice Unconference sessions
4:45–5:00 Wrap-up
Tuesday, August 12 Workshop Unconference
8:30–9:00 Coffee and light breakfast, Room 702
9:00–11:30 Review, lecture II, practice Unconference sessions
11:30–1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00–4:00 Workshops and other sessions
4:00–4:15 Break
4:15-5:00 Lightning talks and wrap-up


Location and Facilities

Gelman Library, George Washington University
2130 H St NW
Washington DC
Directions and Maps

Gelman Library is accessible by ramp; the training classroom (room 219) is on the entrance floor and other spaces are reachable by elevator. The building has a unisex/family bathroom on the entrance floor. We will provide wireless. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions about the facilities and technology available.