Director of Communications and Public Policy
The Tor Project
Katie has been an influential political strategist and organizer since the late 1980s. An early member of ACT UP, she lead and organized a diverse statewide coalition that succeeded in tripling the budget of California's AIDS Drug Assistance Program and restructuring the State of California's AIDS funding priorities. One of the first US activists to embrace international AIDS advocacy, she was a key strategist behind the global AIDS treatment movement in the late 1990s, working with groups such as Health GAP and TAC of South Africa.
In 2002, Katie founded the AIDS Policy Project (www.AIDSPolicyProject.org) to work on AIDS issues relevant to the global community. She currently directs a national advocacy campaign focused on re-establishing a cure for AIDS as major public goal. She works with leading researchers and international health societies to identify and overcome obstacles to this critical research
Katie also works closely with Chinese AIDS activists and human rights defenders and has built a diverse, powerful coalition of western advocacy groups interested in AIDS in China. Her advocacy was influential in securing some $90 million in aid for China's HIV/AIDS programs and instrumental in the release of nearly three dozen Chinese activists detained by Chinese authorities for their work since 2002. She organized the successful international campaign for the release of Wan Yanhai, which was covered on the front page of the New York Times.
As Communications Coordinator for the AIDS campaign at Physicians for Human Rights, Katie has placed front page stories in the Washington Post and many other outlets.
Katie has worked as an advocate on diverse AIDS issues such as clinical trial ethics, vaccine advocacy, the structure of medical research, pediatric AIDS, trade and IP issues, harm reduction, prison health care, Medicaid, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, Africa's health worker shortage, financing for the Global Fund, and PEPFAR reauthorization.
CEO & Founder
Gabriel Weinberg is the CEO & Founder of DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you, and the co-author of Traction, the book that helps you get traction.
Daniel has been working for discoverygarden since 2013, and was dubbed "QA Dan" early on due to an organizational overload of Dans at that time. Since then, he's gone on to shore up the automated testing and delivery of Islandora components, quality check more pieces of the Islandora framework than he can actually remember, and now works fully on the development side of the project. He keeps the moniker, though, as it would be too much of a hassle to change his twitter handle and GitHub credentials over at this point.
Digital Repository Developer
Boston Public Library
Steven Carl Anderson is a Digital Repository Developer at the Boston Public Library working on Digital Commonwealth (the DPLA service hub for Massachusetts) and is an active member of the Hydra community (hail hydra). Additionally, he is currently doing freelance development on the creation of the Digital Transgender Archive. He previously has worked for Emory University and for ETV (Educational TV).
Outside of work, his interests include indie game programming, anime, tennis, and going on fun adventures.
Manager, Metadata Services
The New York Public Library
Shawn oversees metadata production and directs the development of metadata infrastructure for NYPL’s unique digital resources. Prior to joining NYPL, she supported metadata management, digital humanities, digital preservation, and data curation at the University of Iowa Libraries as Data Services Librarian and Interim Head of Digital Research & Publishing and as a Metadata Librarian at the University of Alabama Libraries. She earned her MLIS from the University of Iowa and holds a BA in Music from Luther College.
New York Public Library
Paul Beaudoin has built tools, websites, and apis for all sorts of purposes since 1998. He studied Computer Science at the University of Oregon and University of East Anglia. At NYPL Labs, Paul's work primarily involves expanding access to and engagement with collections through OCR-assisted data extraction and community driven transcription projects.
New York Public Library
Ashley Blewer is an audiovisual archivist, technologist, and enthusiast. She works as an Applications Developer at the New York Public Library, formerly as a web developer and digital archives consultant. She has previously worked in the private sector as an integrations engineer and at the University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections as a cataloging manager. She cares about education (especially in tech), access (especially to moving images), the act of creation (especially on the web), and good archival practice (especially with digital formats). She holds Master of Library and Information Science (Archives) and Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design) degrees from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of the Flatiron School’s Web Immersive program.. She is an active contributor to MediaConch, a open source digital video file conformance checker software project, and QCTools, an open source digitized video analysis software project.
Will Boyd is NPR RAD's first-ever full stack developer. He is building the next iteration of RAD's search tool Artemis 2.0 and is excited to be bringing elegant code to the masses. In addition to producing the aforementioned heaps of code Will likes to play with soccer balls and puppies, though not necessarily at the same time.
Getty Research Institute
Adam Cahan is a software developer living and working in Los Angeles. Growing up in Chicago, he experienced both the rich technical and musical heritage of "The Windy City." Adam earned a B.A. from The Colorado College, where he majored in computer science. There he also was exposed to the humanities. Adam has experience developing well-architected and tested web applications on both the server-side and client-side of the divide. He enjoys the ocean, jazz, rap, krautrock, Adidas adipure sneakers, and North Face Summit Series down jackets.
Metadata Projects Librarian
University of Michigan
I am a metadata specialist and aspiring technologist, and have been a library professional since 2012. Since 2014 I have been the Metadata Projects Librarian at the University of Michigan, where I create, transform, and use metadata in support of both library and university projects.
User Experience Designer
Jennifer is a user experience developer at Cornell University Library. Projects she has contributed to recently include the library's blacklight catalog, DLXS to hydra migrations and the development of a blacklight-based digital portal.
Senior Product Analyst
Karen is a librarian and geek coder with an interest in mashups, web services, and Linked Data. She currently works as a Senior Product Analyst at OCLC. Prior to joining OCLC, she worked in academic library information technology for 10 years. Karen writes, teaches and presents on a broad range of topics including web services & APIs, application development, Linked Data and open source software in libraries.
University of Florida
Steve Duckworth is a graduate of Drexel University’s MSLIS program with a concentration in Archival Studies. He is currently the Processing Archivist for the University of Florida (Gainesville). Previous positions include Project Archivist with the National Park Service (Anchorage, AK), Archives Processor with the PACSCL/CLIR Hidden Collections project (Philadelphia), and Records Management Assistant at the Drexel University Archives (Philadelphia).
Web Services Developer
Boston Public Library
Eben English is a Web Services Developer at the Boston Public Library. Prior to this position, he worked in a number of academic libraries in Chicago, focusing on digital collection development and library website design. He holds an MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Senior DevOps Software Developer
Stanford University Library
Senior DevOps Software Developer, Stanford University Library.
Marmot Library Network
Jordan Fields is the Program Manager for the Marmot Library Network’s Digital Archive. She has previously worked in library technology and digital repositories for Garfield County Libraries in Colorado and the Kansas City Public Library in Missouri. Jordan holds an MSLIS and CAS in Digital Libraries from Syracuse University and a BA in Comparative Literature from Indiana University.
NCSU Libraries Fellow
Ekatarina Grguric is a Fellow at North Carolina State University Libraries working in the User Experience department, on the Web Team, and in the Digital Libraries Initiatives department on an initiative to support Open Science activity at NCSU. She recently completed a Master of Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia iSchool, throughout which she focused on issues surrounding Human Computer Interaction.
Deputy Director, NYPL Labs
The New York Public Library
Josh supports the Digital Imaging Unit, the Metadata Services Unit, the Permissions and Reproductions unit, and the Semantic Applications and Data Research program, while also coordinating NYPL's partnerships with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), HathiTrust, Google Books, and others. Josh holds a BA from Columbia University and an MSLIS from Pratt Institute. He also teaches at the Pratt Institute, and serves as an editorial board member of the open-access Weave Journal of Library User Experience.
Orientation Services, Environments Librarian, and Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jim Hahn is Orientation Services and Environments Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library. His research into technology-enhanced learning investigates the development of mobile software applications (http://minrvaproject.org/) within library settings and provides unique insights into new students’ expectations and needs. He founded and manages the Technology Prototyping Service at the University of Illinois.
Sebastian has worked with library software since he got his first student job with a small government agency in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a cofounder of Index Data, which has made software tools for librarians and developers for the past 22 years.
National Digital Stewardship Resident
Dinah Handel is presently a National Digital Stewardship Resident at CUNY Television, where she is working on a 9 month project to assess and enhance open source audio visual processing software, as well as conducting a data migration. She holds an MLIS from Pratt Institute and a BA in Women's History from Hampshire College.
Cornell University Library
Ghent University Library
I'm a digital architect currently working at Ghent University Library in Belgium. In the past I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lund University in Sweden. In the late 90-s I was the developer of the SFX software now marketed by Ex Libris (ProQuest). Besides programming I published on standards such as OpenURL, OAI Static Repositories, and MPEG21.
Library Technology Development Specialist
Demian Katz is the lead developer for Villanova University's open source VuFind discovery layer and devotes much of his time to extending and supporting that package. He dedicates his daily train commute and much of his free time at home to processing 19th century texts for Project Gutenberg and maintaining specialized online bibliographies at gamebooks.org and dimenovels.org.
Senior Unix Administrator
Virginia Tech University
Digital Library Programmer
Michigan State University
Megan is a Digital Library Programmer at Michigan State University. In this case, it means she has experience with Python programming, web development, ILS administration, XML/XSLT, and a bunch of other related programmer-y things.
Getty Research Institute
Senior Application Developer
University of Pennsylvania
Katherine Lynch is a Senior Application Developer for the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. She develops on and supports Open Source software applications for library collections and long term preservation. She has worked as a web accessibility-focused developer and researcher in Libraries for nearly eight years, and earned an MLIS degree from Drexel University in 2012.
She has taught extensively on web accessibility over this time, aiming to put the tools for building, testing, and maintaining accessible software in the hands of developers and advocates. Much of her research focuses on the human aspects of web accessibility, crafting real-world user experiences that are accessible without reducing rich aspects of content and presentation that can be made accessible for all.
Pratt Institute | School of Information
Monica Maceli is an assistant professor at Pratt Institute’s School of Information, where she focuses on emerging technologies in the information and library science domain. She earned her Ph.D. and MSIS from the College of Information Science and Technology (iSchool) at Drexel University. She has an industry background in web development and user experience, having held positions in e-commerce, online learning, and academic libraries. Her research areas of interest include end-user development, human-computer interaction, socio-technical systems, and information technology education.
Director of Technology
Digital Public Library of America
Mark A. Matienzo first used Lotus 1-2-3 in 1989.
Preservation Communities Manager
Sam Meister is the Preservation Communities Manager, working with the MetaArchive Cooperative and BitCurator Consortium communities. Previously, he worked as Digital Archivist and Assistant Professor at the University of Montana. Sam holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University and a B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego. Sam is also an Instructor in the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Education and Outreach Program.
University of Waterloo
Ian Milligan is an assistant professor of digital and Canadian history at the University of Waterloo. His current project explores the impact of web archives on the historical profession. He is the author of Rebel Youth: 1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada, which was shortlisted for the Macdonald Prize in Canadian history, and co-author of Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian's Macroscope. At Waterloo, he is PI of the Web Archives for Historical Research Group. For more, see http://ianmilligan.ca/introduction/.
Software developer with a mathematics and science background, but no MLS or formal training in library science. Especially interested in research data management, and new ways that libraries can collaborate with scientists and other researchers. Likes dynamic languages and functional programming. Not the actor who starred in An American Werewolf in London or those Dr. Pepper commercials. Not the messiah. A very naughty boy.
During his time with NPR’s Digital Media team, John Nelson was the primary architect of the refactored and spiffier Artemis. He is a veteran software developer and maker of interesting projects. Enjoys neatly typed code and simplified processes. Life goals include eating bacon every week and presenting a TED Talk that gets a standing ovation.
Marmot Library Network
Mark Noble is the R&D Manager and Senior Programmer for Marmot Library Network. Mark spends most of his time working on the Pika discovery layer to make information from our catalog and digital archive accessible to patrons of Marmot's 27 member libraries. Mark also helps to support 6 discovery partners also using Pika at their libraries.
Mark has been doing programming for libraries since 2010. and has a BS in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.
University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
Allison Jai O'Dell is the Metadata Librarian at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. She works to improve how individuals access, engage with, and create library metadata through a combination of policy, education, and interface design.
Digital library planner
University of Pennsylvania
John Mark Ockerbloom is a digital library planner at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and editor of The Online Books Page and the Forward to Libraries service. He lives in Philadelphia with his family, and enjoys singing, hiking, and bicycling. His website is at https://everybodyslibraries.com/ and his Github repository is at https://github.com/JohnMarkOckerbloom .
Rob has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and an MLIS from University of Illinois. As a biologist, he worked on several large (at the time) data projects involving collaborators from several countries. His experiences highlighted the need for better data management. He also became interested in the ideas of Open and Reproducible Research. As a librarian he as worked as a data librarian at University of New Mexico, Data Scientist and Hydra developer at Los Alamos National Laboratory and is currently a Science Data Librarian at Penn State University.
Librarian for Digital Technologies and Learning
Andreas Orphanides is the Librarian for Digital Technologies and Learning at the NCSU Libraries. His work focuses on developing high-quality, thoughtfully designed technology solutions to support teaching, learning, and information discovery.
Shira Peltzman is the Digital Archivist for the UCLA Library where she leads the development of a sustainable preservation program for born-digital material. Shira received her M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, after which she was selected for the inaugural class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York (NDSR-NY). Shira has worked at several organizations globally that strive to preserve digital material and make it widely accessible, including Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation, the British Film Institute in London, the Bay Area TV Archive in San Francisco, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian
University of Toronto Scarborough
Kim is responsible for analysing system requirements, providing technical support and training and product management in the library’s Digital Scholarship Unit.
California College of the Arts
Eric Phetteplace is Systems Librarian at California College of the Arts, where his primary duties are maintaining and developing websites, an institutional repository, and an ILS. Previously, he was Emerging Technologies Librarian at Chesapeake College. In 2015, he was a fellow at the inaugural Institute of Open Leadership organized by Creative Commons. He holds a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in English and Mathematics from Stanford University and a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his spare time, he plays the card game Netrunner and fiddles with code on GitHub.
National Digital Stewardship Resident
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
I am currently the National Digital Stewardship Resident for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, where I am developing a long-range digital preservation strategy for born-digital and digitized archival assets.
I graduated with an MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park, specializing in the curation and management of digital assets. During that time I served as the Digital Programs and Initiatives Graduate Assistant at University of Maryland Libraries. In this position I discovered a passion for digital archives and partnered with the Special Collections and University Archives to create a workflow for processing born digital content. I currently live in Cambridge where I paint, play ukulele, and skate with my roller derby team.
Library Web Development Manager
Princeton University Library
Archivematica Program Manager
Sarah is the Archivematica Program Manager at Artefactual Systems, where she is responsible for community dialogue, requirements gathering, software testing and documentation. She has MLIS/MAS degrees from University of British Columbia and was previously an archivist for the UBC Library Rare Books and Special Collections department.
Head, Digital Library Initiatives
Jason Ronallo is the Head of Digital Library Initiatives at NCSU Libraries. He has presented and written on topics related to digital special collections and Web technologies like video accessibility, real-time and interactive interfaces, and embedded semantic markup. You can learn more about him on his website: <http://ronallo.com>.
New York Public Library
Sara Rubinow is a Metadata Specialist in the Metadata Services Unit of NYPL Labs, The New York Public Library's digital innovation unit. Prior to NYPL, Sara was a stealth librarian at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Digital Assets Librarian
Nick Ruest is the Digital Assets Librarian at York University, and co-Principal Investigator of the SSHRC grant "A Longitudinal Analysis of the Canadian World Wide Web as a Historical Resource, 1996-2014".
At York University, he oversees the development of data curation, asset management and preservation initiatives, along with creating and implementing systems that support the capture, description, delivery, and preservation of digital objects having significant content of enduring value. He is also active in the Islandora and Fedora communities, serving as Project Director for the Islandora CLAW project, member of the Islandora Foundation's Roadmap Committee and Board of Directors, and contributes code to the project. In the past he has served as the Release Manager for Islandora, the moderator for the OCUL Digital Curation Community, the President of the Ontario Library and Technology Association, and President of McMaster University Academic Librarians' Association.
Camille Salas is the product owner of Artemis, NPR’s internal digital archives of programming spanning 1971 to the present. As a member of the Research, Archives and Data Strategy (RAD) team, she works closely with RAD developer Will Boyd to ensure the archive is not only stable but also flexible and responsive to NPR’s ever-evolving business needs. Camille holds an MLS from the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies and in a former life worked as a business analyst. Originally from El Paso, Texas, her member station is KTEP.
Marya works in technical support for a retail point of sale system in Montreal, Canada. She was previously an aviation lawyer in Dubai. Having studied law and computer science at McGill University, she has a keen interest in self-driven learning, custom search applications, search UX and open access.
Assistant Director for Curation
University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library
Mike Shallcross is the Assistant Director for Curation at the Bentley Historical Library and an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Michigan School of Information. He currently oversees the Bentley’s digitization program, conservation unit, and processing operations for digital, analog, and physical materials.
Coral is a librarian, a developer, and an engineer. She is currently a library and web consultant, though in the past she has worked in both public and academic libraries. In 2012 she was recognized as an ALA Emerging Leader, and before that she attended PNLA's Leadership Institute.
She is excited that Code4Lib is happening in her home state, even if she had to drive across the whole thing to get here. :)
Come find her if you want to talk about Python, open data, coffee, birds, cross-stitch, or terrible (or great) urban fantasy.
Northern Illinois University
Matt is the Metadata Librarian at Northern Illinois University and the project manager for Nickels and Dimes, an online collection of 19th century popular fiction.
As the GIS Librarian in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, Megan works with students and faculty who want to incorporate geospatial technologies into their research and teaching. She offers consultations on using geospatial tools, finding and using data, and designing projects with spatial components. She also teaches workshops, provides classroom instruction, and works to develop and provide access to the libraries’ data collections.
Coordinator, Digital Scholarship Unit
University of Toronto Scarborough
Past manager of the Islandora project and University of Prince Edward Island's Virtual Research Environment service.
Digital Asset Manager and Digital Archivist
Harvard Art Museums
Julie Swierczek corrals files and tries to make them stick around if needed. She believes that the first step of digital preservation is adopting Camus’ position that “One must imagine Sisyphus happy”. Julie became interested in digital preservation in a previous job where she proposed starting a digital preservation program using only elbow grease, duct tape, and Amazon Web Services. The proposal was rejected, which only strengthened her resolve to imagine Sisyphus as a cheerful fellow. Julie has worked as a university archivist and special collections librarian and also as a cataloging and metadata librarian. She is enamored with good documentation.
Owner, Creative Lead
Michael Tedeschi has worked with several interactive and user experience design teams before forming Interactive Mechanics. He is responsible for the overall creative direction of each project and works closely with his clients to develop compelling stories. Prior to founding Interactive Mechanics, he spent several years designing award-winning interactives and applications for Azavea (Lead UI/UX Designer) and Night Kitchen Interactive (Interactive Designer). Michael specializes in art direction, front-end development, and user interface and experience design for web, mobile, and display solutions, and is an active public speaker.
Emory University Library
Jay is a software engineer at the Emory University Library. He loves developing new ways to display and interact with old material. Jay lives in Atlanta with his spouse, young daughter and three dogs. He is an avid bicycle commuter and co-founder of the Sopo Bicycle Co-op, a community-run-non-profit bicycle repair shop. He’s also pretty handy in the wood shop.
Library Applications and Systems Manager
The Seattle Public Library
Becky is the Library Applications and Systems Manager at The Seattle Public Library. She previous worked at Grinnell College as the Discovery and Integrated Systems Librarian and Miami University as the Bibliographic Systems Librarian. Becky received her MLIS from University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2008.
Most importantly, Becky is the wearer of The Hat, bakes an unhealthy amount of pie, and is between cat servant gigs.
DataBindery & MediaShelf
For the first 3 years of the Hydra Project. Matt was the software architect and lead engineer. He sat on the Hydra Steering group and played a major role in creating ActiveFedora, OM, Sufia, CurationConcerns, and numerous Hydra implementations around the world. As co-founder of MediaShelf and Data Curation Experts he contributed code, trained engineers and advised managers at many of the Hydra Partner institutions. His current interests are focused on building tools like DataBindery to accommodate trust and trustworthiness in systems where people exchange data.