Behind The Times: Where I Finally Speak Of code4lib 2008
OK, OK. A post about code4libcon 2008 is long overdue. The minor details: the weather was nice, food was decent, good beer was abundant, and live music was enjoyable. Onto the real meat...
This time around, I felt like I got a whole lot more out of attending; I'm not sure if this is due to the changing nature of my job, increased attention, or some other factor, like neckferrets and dongles. The great majority of the talks, be they keynotes, traditional presentations, or even just lightning talks, were excellent. Furthermore, this time around I felt a whole lot more connected to the miasma - so much so, in fact, that I ended up giving two lightning talks (or three, depending on if you consider the one I gave with Gabriel Farrell on
kobold_chiefain Fac-Back-OPAC). The most impressive thing overall, though, were lolcats that came out to play:
Thanks to the work of Noel Peden and Dan Scott, the videos should be up soon enough. If you want to see the detritus available through Web 2.0, search for the tag code4libcon2008.