Andreas “Dre” Orphanides, Associate Head of User Experience for the NCSU Libraries, will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of the 2017 Code4Lib Conference at UCLA on March 7.
The Code4Lib conference is an annual, international gathering of technologists who largely work for and with libraries, archives and museums and have a commitment to open technologies. Dre plans to reflect upon the practical and ethical implications of model selection in systems design.
“It's particularly exciting to be doing a keynote at Code4Lib since the community has an open nomination and voting process for keynote speakers,” Dre says. “The fact that I was selected suggests that the community has found value in previous talks I've shared, which is very gratifying. I'm also excited to be able to have an opportunity to highlight ethical concerns that technologists encounter in their work, and to provide a perspective that might help them recognize and address those concerns more effectively.”
A long-time participant in the Code4Lib community, Dre is one of the co-founders of the Code4Lib workshop, Fail4Lib, which created an inclusive and safe space to talk about project failures and generate constructive conversation around them. He has given talks on the ethics of system design at previous Code4Lib conferences.