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 [...]
This is the second installment in our series on the Hydra Community Principles. According to Al Gore, there’s an old African proverb “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This idea caught our attention early in the Hydra collaboration and has become the driving principle for [...]
This is the first installment in our series on the Hydra Community Principles. One Body, Many Heads references our project’s namesake, Hydra (greek Ὕδρα), the fearsome water beast with more heads than an ancient greek painter could fit on a vase. Anyone who’s watched Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief knows that it’s really hard to [...]
At the most recent meeting of the Hydra Steering Group, we sketched out the first formal presentation of the Hydra Community principles. These represent the core shared values that have been at play all along in the Hydra project. Up until this year, it was sufficient for the small group of Hydra collaborators to maintain [...]
An introduction to the Hydra Framework and MediaShelf.
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.
Even if you’re successfully running Hydrangea without RVM, I will argue that you’ve merely chanced upon an ephemeral state of bliss. To paraphrase a famous Sicilian: you’ve fallen victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia”, but only slightly less well-known [...]
In case you’ve been curious about the current status of the Hydra project, here is the latest rundown of what we’ve done so far and what we plan to do over the coming months. First, here are some links to stable reference material: Your main source of information about the Hydra Project is still the [...]
At Open Repositories in 2007, I gave a presentation on Simplifying Fedora Frontends with XForms and Fedora Disseminators (PPT). This work showed how to leverage Fedora disseminators to embed XForms directly into your Fedora repository, thus embedding a basic edit interface directly into your archival objects. The reference implementation used Orbeon XForms and a whole lot of [...]