Yesterday the San Mateo, CA office of OCLC Research hosted the first Code4Lib NorCal regional meetup and mini-conference. About 35 people attended from Stanford, UC Berkeley, CSU Chancellor’s Office, UCSF, CSU San Luis Obispo, CSU Fresno, Sonoma State, San Jose State, and other colleges (no public libraries unfortunately).
Code4Lib NorCal joins the growing ranks of regional groups that have formed under the Code4Lib banner to provide programming around the year. Besides the US, there are now regional groups in Canada, the Netherlands, Hungary, Japan, and Australia.
We had four 20-minute talks, two lightning talks, two breakout sessions, and a discussion of what we all wanted for this regional group. OCLC provided a continental breakfast and lunch for attendees. It was an honor to support the creation of our local Code4Lib group by providing the venue and meeting support.
If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, look for future events to be held at various locations in the area.