Free DSpace Bootcamp in Belgium
Submitted by on Wed, 2013-04-17 09:42
From Bram Luyten, @mire
Is your institution using the DSpace Manakin XML User interface (XMLUI)? Are you challenged by the XMLUI learning curve? Our free developer bootcamp can give you the kickstart you need. Changing colours, moving around page elements and more: we got it covered.
@mire is hosting a DSpace developer bootcamp on May 28th in Ghent, Belgium. This 6 hour session is being organized as a Pre conference for the annual European Library Automation Group (ELAG) conference. Entirely free of charge, the event is even open to people who are not attending the actual conference. Click here to register. Make sure to select "BC2 - Customizing the DSpace Manakin XML User Interface" from the Pre conference dropdown. Sign up soon, the bootcamp is limited to 30 participants.
Is this the right event for you?
Bootcamps are active learning events. Therefore, presentations are kept at a minimum and will be aimed at introducing Apache Cocoon and how this framework is exactly implemented in DSpace. You will be able to commit most of your time developing and learning at your own pace, with assistance from coaches and other participants.
Together we will touch on technologies including XSLT, JAVA and CSS. Prior experience with any of these is not a formal requirement to enter the bootcamp but will surely help. You will achieve the best results if you think about the specific modifications you would like to implement and questions you want to get answered. We are not planning to cover DSpace Installation. Make sure to install DSpace on your laptop beforehand and bring it with you to the bootcamp.
The envisioned outcome of this bootcamp is that you should get a good sense on “what goes where”. The coaches will explore the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches towards customization of DSpace.
Kevin Van de Velde
@mire development team lead
Kevin has been with @mire since 2007. Together with Mark Diggory, he implemented the first faceted browse and search interface in DSpace called Discovery, based on Apache SOLR. Over the years he worked on more than 30 different implementations of DSpace including the World Bank's Open Knowledge Repository. In September 2011, Kevin joined the ranks of the DSpace Committers.
Bram is responsible for @mire's marketing and sales initiatives. As a committer and member of the DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT), he plays an active role in the open source community. He co-organized and presented at several DSpace User Group Meetings and worked together with over 50 repository managers around the globe.
Click here to register. Make sure to select "BC2 - Customizing the DSpace Manakin XML User Interface" from the Pre conference dropdown. Sign up soon, seats are limited.
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