In response to community requests for more Fedora 4.0 training opportunities, the Fedora Project is pleased to announce that four separate face-to-face sessions in four locations have been scheduled for October 2014. Planning and curriculum development for Fedora 4 training is under way for the following events:
1. Fedora User Group Meeting: Karlsruhe, Germany, September 19, 2014
This Fedora User Group meeting will be held immediately following the PASIG Meeting. All Fedora users, including anyone thinking about adopting Fedora, are encouraged to attend. The meeting will include a mix of project updates from the community and presentations on Fedora 4 from members of DuraSpace and the Fedora Steering Group.
This is a community-driven event, so attendees are encouraged to give short (5 minutes) or long (15-20 minutes) presentations on project updates, new initiatives, or other topics of interest. This is a great opportunity to find out what other community members are working on and engage with potential collaborators. The agenda will be finalized over the next few weeks based on community submissions and suggested topics. Space is limited, so please register in advance to reserve your seat.
2. Fedora 4.0 Training at the DC Fedora User Group Meeting: National Library of Medicine, Washington DC, October 6-7, 2014
Following the DC Fedora User Group meeting, Fedora Product Manager David Wilcox and Technical Lead Andrew Woods will deliver this full-day Fedora 4 training workshop. It is aimed at repository managers and developers; both current Fedora implementers and those interested in adopting Fedora are encouraged to attend. Attendees will learn how to get up and running with the new version of Fedora, how to take advantage of new features, and how to plan for a migration from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4.
The workshop will include an overview of new features and improvements over previous versions of Fedora, along with instructions on how to use some of these new features. Planning migrations from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 will also be discussed, including new opportunities for data modelling, metadata enhancement, and leveraging Linked Open Data capabilities. A detailed agenda will be posted in the next few weeks. Registration for the Fedora 4 training workshop and the DC Fedora User Group meeting is open now. Space is limited, so register soon!
3. Fedora 4 Training: Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, October 16, 2014 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM (MDT) Denver, CO
This full-day Fedora 4 training workshop, delivered by Fedora Technical Lead Andrew Woods, will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about and discuss the features available in the upcoming Fedora 4 production release. It is aimed at repository managers and developers; both current Fedora implementers and those interested in adopting Fedora are encouraged to attend.
The workshop will begin with a general overview of Fedora 4, including new features and improvements over previous versions. Andrew will also discuss the important topic of migration planning; including new opportunities for data modelling, metadata enhancement, and leveraging Linked Open Data capabilities. Given the importance of popular Fedora integrations like Islandora and Hydra, there will be an update on the work those communities are doing to upgrade to Fedora 4. And while Andrew will lead the workshop, there will be an opportunity for attendees to briefly demonstrate or present on any projects they may be doing with Fedora 4. There will also be time for attendees to suggest additional topics to be covered during the workshop.
4. Fedora 4 Down Under: eResearch Australasia Friday, October 31, 2014 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM (AEST) Melbourne, AU
This full-day workshop is aimed at repository managers and developers; both current Fedora implementers and those interested in adopting Fedora are encouraged to attend. The workshop will provide an overview of Fedora 4, the new version of the software, and provide an opportunity for attendees to engage with the project team. The workshop will also feature a discussion on migrating content to Fedora 4 from other repository systems; attendees are encouraged to bring their own migration use cases to the workshop and participate in the discussion. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to present on integrations between Fedora and other software applications (e.g. Symplectic, Islandora, Hydra, etc.). If you would like to demonstrate or discuss a Fedora integration at the workshop, please contact David Wilcox (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please register for the workshop using the eResearch Australasia conference website. The University of New South Wales Library is subsidizing the event, so the registration fee is only $50.
Attendance is limited so you should register soon enough to reserve your seat in any of the aforementioned events. You may find more information at the Fedora website.