CURATEcamp "Catalogers & Coders" at DLF, Weds. 11/2

CURATEcamp "Catalogers & Coders" will be taking place at DLF on Wednesday, November 2nd this year. It's DLF's Developers Roundtable event.

Here's the proposal that just got accepted by DLF:

Title
Developers’ Roundtable: CURATEcamp: Catalogers & Coders

Session leader
Declan Fleming, Mike Giarlo, Diane Hillmann, Jon Phipps, Jenn Riley

Session genre
Developers’ Roundtable / Working Session

Proposal description (max: 400 words)

“The Developers’ Roundtable is intended for technology developers, technical managers, or those representatives that have influence in technical decision-making at their institutions. This gathering provides dedicated time at the DLF Forum to meet together to share problems, ideas, and solutions of a technical nature.” -- http://www.diglib.org/community/groups/developers/

CURATEcamp is a series of unconference-style events focused on connecting practitioners and technologists interested in digital curation. One of CURATEcamp's strengths is that it brings a broad audience together: librarians and archivists; technologists and catalogers; library administrators and systems administrators; software developers, users, architects, and designers.

CURATEcamp: Catalogers & Coders is DLF Fall Forum’s Developers’ Roundtable, focusing on connecting professional catalogers and library software developers. The roles played by catalogers and developers lie on the same continuum, and yet these two groups do not necessarily have many opportunities to engage one another in the workplace.

This camp aims to:
Expose common pain points from both communities
Identify opportunities for coder/cataloger collaboration
Find practical next steps to further LODLAM discussion
Apply LODLAM work in both professional contexts

As an unconference, the attendees determine the entirety of the agenda; one of the Camp model’s features is the serendipity and opportunity presented by an open agenda and format. Ideas will be solicited from attendees in advance and stored on the CURATEcamp wiki. Session leaders will seed the wiki page with examples. See: http://wiki.curatecamp.org/index.php/CURATEcamp_DLF_Ideas
Draft program

Morning
“Lightning“ session where each attendee gets 3-5 minutes to introduce him/herself and illuminate a relevant professional problem; attendees will be encouraged to develop a pitch in advance. This session will be followed by voting on the problems raised by the group.

Break

Pre-lunch
Regroup around selected problems, build groups to work on them, set scope for work.

Lunch
Encourage groups to lunch together

Afternoon
Groups develop use cases, proposals for ways to solve the problem, and/or a pitch for applying institutional effort to the problem. Focus on making the proposals understandable and attractive to funders and those making decisions on developer allocation. Depending on the group’s starting point, they may also use this time to start working through solutions (writing code, posting documentation, etc.) Participants in each group may then bring the use cases, proposals, pitches, documentation, or code back to their home institutions to apply them locally.

Post-Afternoon
Encourage groups to drink and dine together

Abstract (max: 100 words)

CURATEcamp: Catalogers & Coders is DLF Fall Forum’s Developers’ Roundtable, focusing on connecting professional catalogers and library software developers. The roles played by catalogers and developers lie on the same continuum and yet these two groups do not necessarily have many opportunities to engage one another in the workplace. As an unconference, the attendees determine the entirety of the agenda; one of the Camp’s features is serendipitous engagement.

Aims:
Expose common pain points from both communities
Identify opportunities for coder/cataloger collaboration
Find practical next steps to further LODLAM discussion
Apply LODLAM work in both professional contexts