ROUND-UP: Fedora Camp NYC Overview

Mon, 2016-10-17 09:25 -- carol

Austin, TX  The Fedora Project is set to hold a three-day Fedora Camp in New York City, hosted by Columbia University Libraries at the Butler Library, November 28-30, 2016.  In this post you will find an overview of what will be covered on each day, and details regarding instructors and scheduling.

Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Fedora 4 experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora 4 learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers and Fedora gurus:

  • Diego Pino Navarro, digital repository developer, Metropolitan New York Library Council

  • Nick Ruest, digital assets librarian, York University Libraries

  • Adam Wead, analyst/developer, Penn State University

  • David Wilcox, Fedora product manager, DuraSpace

  • Andrew Woods, Fedora tech lead, DuraSpace

These Fedora experts will lead participants towards an understanding of advanced concepts–no prior Fedora 4 experience is required.

The first day of camp will feature a broad overview of Fedora 4, including a feature review, information on Hydra and Islandora, and the rationale for choosing Fedora as a repository platform. Managers and potential adopters are encouraged to attend this day of the camp. Day two will be more hands-on, with in-depth explanations of core and external services coupled with exercises. The third day will feature parallel tracks to accommodate attendees with different interests; track A focuses on DevOps and performance/scale, while track B focuses on data modelling and migration. Finally, the camp will finish with a discussion on future directions for the project.

Final curriculum details are now available on the wiki.

Register by November 3 to receive a Fedora Camp NYC t-shirt! Cancellations must be made by October 28, 2016 to receive a refund (minus a $35 administrative fee). Cancellations after this date will not be eligible to receive a refund. Contact David Wilcox <dwilcox@duraspace.org> with questions.

 

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