Category Archives: conference

Code4Lib debrief

Well, Code4Lib wrapped up today, and it was as good as I had hoped it would be. It’s wonderful to talk to librarians who share similar responsibilities, interests and preoccupations to mine. I feel a great deal of mutual support and empathy for these colleagues who are on similar paths. The conference sessions got me […]

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Code4Lib

I am very excited to be attending Code4Lib’s upcoming conference, taking place in May in Buffalo. It will be my first return to an in person conference since the before the pandemic. I am excited about all of it: the train ride to Buffalo, staying in a hotel, the conference sessions, the socializing. There is […]

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On documentation

Two weeks ago, Julia Furay and I presented a poster at ACRL 2019 about automating a library outreach initiative with Python. The presentation went well; people seemed interested in the project. But talking to librarians at the conference really got us thinking about how to make our code more reusable. If others want to use […]

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On developer conferences

Going to a developer conference can be pretty intimidating when you’re not a professional programmer. The imposter syndrome of being the non-developer at the table can be substantial. But I think it can be useful for librarians who write code to attend these events. First of all, it is reassuring to see the issues that […]

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