Ada Initiative keynotes at Code4lib

Code4LibWe’re excited to announce that both Ada Initiative Executive Director Valerie Aurora and advisor Sumana Harihareswara will be giving keynote addresses at this year’s Code4Lib 9th Annual Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 24-27, 2014. The Code4Lib community is “a volunteer-driven collective of hackers, designers, architects, curators, catalogers, artists and instigators from around the world, who largely work for and with libraries, archives and museums on technology ‘stuff.'” Valerie and Sumana were honored to be elected keynote speakers by an open vote of the Code4Lib community.

Valerie’s keynote address will be in the form of an on-stage conversation with Roy Tennant. The discussion will be about improving diversity in the Code4lib community, and will include questions from the Code4lib community. Roy is a Senior Program Officer for OCLC Research and author of a monthly newsletter and numerous books about technology in libraries, as well as one of many people calling for improved gender diversity in the library technology community.

The Code4lib community was formed in 2003 to allow library, archive and museum developers and technologists from around the world to informally share their approaches, techniques and code. Registration is currently closed, but if you are interested you can register for the waitlist . The conference will also be live streamed for those unable to attend in person.

If you have a question for Valerie about diversity in the Code4Lib community or library tech in general, please email We look forward to working with and meeting more people in the libtech community!