A couple weeks ago, during Open Repositories 2012, Penn State announced that they had opened registration for this year’s HydraCamp. The slots quickly filled, and 48 hours later the wait list was 8 people deep. We are working to open up a couple more slots, so if you haven’t registered but hope to attend, visit [...]
The site is up for HydraCamp 2012, including a rundown of topics and the syllabus. Thanks to the generosity of our hosts at Penn State, the early-bird price will be only $375 – almost 60% savings vs. last year! Registration will open by Thursday, July 5th. We’ll notify the hydra-tech mailing list when you can sign up. [...]
Penn State will be hosting HydraCamp this year. Dates: October 8-12. 2012 Location: Atherton Hotel, State College, PA Registration will be open in late June. The curriculum will follow the same structure as last year Days 1 & 2: Rails/Agile Crash Course Day 1: Build a Rails3 Application with RSpec & Cucumber tests and track [...]
Matt Zumwalt’s Presentation on OM from Code4Lib 2011.
Next week, the Code4Lib community will descend upon Bloomington, IN. If you’re attending the conference, you will have many opportunities to learn more about Hydra and to connect with Hydra developers. All of the Hydra-related presentations and organized Hydra activities will be on Wednesday, February 9th.
Blacklight, ActiveFedora and Shelver: Interplay between Searching, Managing and Indexing in a Repository Solution
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I submitted an abbreviated version of this proposal (limited to 4 pages) to the OR10 review committee. Feel free to download the abbreviated version or this long version in PDF format. OpenRepositories 2010 Presentation Proposal (Long Version) Any repository solution provides facilities for Creation, Management, & Editing of Content as well as facilities for Searching [...]
I’ve posted my last videos to the Code4Lib & Dev8D 2010 channel on Vimeo. (NB: the Dev8D responses are all on YouTube, not Vimeo). We only had a half day on Thursday but I managed to run around and gather enough video for one montage of hello messages and three mini-interviews. I convinced Thursday’s emcee [...]
Among the highlights of dev8D are the developer challenges. Last year, List8D took home the £5,000 first prize at the Developer Decathlon. This year, there are ten different challenges, or bounties. Mahendra Mahey explained that last year’s single grand prize format left a number of otherwise deserving innovation efforts unrecognized. As a result, this year’s [...]
Adrian Bowyer, from the University of Bath, visited us today at dev8D to demonstrate RepRap. RepRap is a 3D printer that uses plastic as raw material (the ink, or toner, if you will) to produce three-dimensional objects. Aside from the pure geek-appeal of a self-replicating, 3D printer that accepts designs from Art of Illusion or [...]
Keynote #2: catfish, cthulhu, code, clouds and Levenshtein distance The final half-day of Code4Lib 2010 began with a roving, sublimely geeky keynote address by Paul Jones, Director of ibiblio.org (you know – host of project Gutenberg, etc.). His opening challenge: “What is the levenshtein distance between Paul Jones and Cathy Marshall?” Little did he know that zoia the [...]