The votes are in, and the a tentative schedule is up. There were a remarkable amount of wonderful presentation ideas submitted, and unfortunately there wasn’t the time/space for all of them. Fortunately there will be lightning talks and breakout sessions that will hopefully pick up some of the slack.

The talks were voted on by anyone who planned on attending. That’s right anyone. This was like a breath of fresh air for me. The voting mechanism was a genius javascript hack at the 11th hour by Ross Singer which allowed drupal users on to annotate a backpack page, which stored results in a database at We even hooked up our resident bot in #code4lib to be able to talk to the database and get up to the minute polling results.

Anyhow, things are looking really good for the conference. If you were waiting for the presentation to firm up before registering take a look at the schedule. And if you need anymore convincing checkout Lorcan Dempsey’s blog which says it all.