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Tech Trifecta Superfecta

The Tech Trifecta Superfecta is a series of now four conferences to be held at Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University over the week of October 14th, 2013.  Since all four conferences are technology related and since we've gotten a lot of cross-conference interest, the staff for all events have decided to pool their resources and offer all four events in the same week.  The idea is to make travel arrangements for visitors much more convenient (as well as cheaper), while pooling resources among all conferences helps keep the cost down on all four.  The four conferences making up the Tech Superfecta week include:

VuFind Summit 2013

(Oct 14th and 15th) -- The follow-up to 2012’s VuFind 2.0 discussions and unveiling, this event will include detailed discussion of the new release and opportunities to network with other VuFind users, along with new workshops and roundtables for both VuFind veterans and those new to the software.

The schedule of the days' activities can be found here.

Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic 2013

(Oct 16th) -- Code4Lib 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."  With mostly-regular monthly meetings, Villanova is volunteering to take the October meeting spot for the big Six-Months-from-the-National-Conference meet-up day.

The schedule of the days' activities can be found here.

VuStuff IV

(Oct 17th) -- VuStuff is an annual conference on the intersections between technology and scholarly communication that takes place every Fall at Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library. This year's conference, VuStuff IV, will seek presentations from regional librarians on technology and scholarly communication in their respective libraries. We hope to foster an ongoing conversation among regional libraries, in order to further the development of technology in service of scholarly communication.

The schedule of the days' activities can be found here.


(Oct 18th) – This year, we’re adding an extra day of workshops to the end of the texh trifecta week.  In the morning, Joanne Quinn, Design Specialist at Falvey Library will be teaching a workshop on Graphic Design for beginners, and in the afternoon Demian Katz and David Uspal, Tech Developers at Falvey Library will be doing a workshop entitled “Programming 001”, designed to teach non-technicalpeople the basics of programming and to help understand technology terminology.

NOTE: Registration for both session of VuClass are currently sold out.  Contact us at if you're interested in attending either session to be added to the waiting list in case a spot opens up.

VuClass Schedule:

9:00 – 11:30  Session One:  Graphic Design for Beginners

2:00 – 4:30  Session Two:  Programming 001



Last minute registrations are still available!  Head on over here to register!


Dates & Fees

The registration fees for these four conferences are as follows:

  • VuFind Summit 2013, October 14th and 15th, $40.00 Registration Fee (Lunch included Monday, lunch Tuesday is on your own)
  • Code4Lib Mid-Atlantic 2012, October 16th, $30.00 Registration Fee (Lunch included)
  • VuStuff III, October 17th, Free (Lunch Included)
  • VuClass, October 18th, Free (Lunch is on your own)


Parking & Directions

A free parking pass for all five days can be downloaded here.

Directions and parking instructions (alogn with other useful information) can be found here.