Wow, this looks like it was a great event. I don't suppose any of the
talks were recorded, or that any slides are available? I'm
particularly interested in Karen Estlund's talk about NoCode: Digital
Preservation of Electronic Records...and well, all of the talks :-)


On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Kyle Banerjee <> wrote:
> Code4Lib Northwest was held June 7 at the White Stag building in Portland,
> OR.
> Registration was closed and a waiting list established at least a month
> before the event because the room capacity of 65 was reached. Ten 20 minute
> sessions and 13 lightning talks listed at
> made
> for a full day. Our official timekeeper (a screaming flying monkey who gets
> upset if people yak too long) was the only one who was bored as everyone
> stayed focused to the end.
> About half of the attendees filled out evaluation forms. Roughly 70% rated
> it as excellent, and everyone else gave it the next highest rating. A number
> of themes appeared in the responses. People loved the format consisting of
> short presentations and lightning talks. They also gave the content, food,
> and venue high marks.
> However, both at the post conference evaluation and in written comments,
> people said they'd like more opportunity to interact directly with others.
> Breakout sessions, short Q/A sessions after every couple speakers, and other
> ideas were suggested. These ideas and others will be considered for
> improving next year's event.
> Significantly, a number of excellent technologists with a feel for the
> code4lib spirit indicated willingness to help organize the next Code4Lib
> Northwest, so we're already looking forward to Code4Lib Northwest 2011.
> Respectfully submitted,
> kyle

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