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Local Drupal uber-ninja Larry Garfield will stop by to answer questions and give us some guidance.
 
====I plan on attending:====
* First and last name
==Half Day Morning==
 
=== Open space session ===
If there's interest, we could start with a "welcome to code4lib" introductory session for newcomers.
====I plan on attending:====
* First and last name
=== Delivery services ===
 
* Ted Lawless, Brown University Library, tlawless at brown edu.
Possible topics/activities include:
 
* panel discussion of what some libraries have done in this area
* comparisons of different approaches to addressing delivery
* time to work with and review open source code in this area. Some possible tools to install and test out [https://github.com/team-umlaut/umlaut Umlaut], [https://github.com/lawlesst/py360link Py360 Link].
 
Resources and background information:
 
* [https://github.com/team-umlaut/umlaut/wiki/What-is-Umlaut-anyway What-is-Umlaut-anyway]
* [http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/7308 Hacking 360 Link: A hybrid approach]
=== Intro to Blacklight ===
 
* Bess Sadler, Stanford University Library (bess at stanford.edu)
* Justin Coyne, MediaShelf (justin.coyne at yourmediashelf.com)
Blacklight (http://projectblacklight.org) is a free and open source discovery interface built on solr and ruby on rails. It is used by institutions such as Stanford University, University of Virginia, WGBH, Johns Hopkins University, the Rock and Roll hall of fame, and an ever expanding community of adopters and contributors. Blacklight can be used as a front-end discovery solution for an ILS, or the contents of a digital repository, or to provide a unified discovery solution for many siloed collections. In this workshop we will cover the basics of solr indexing and searching, setting up and customizing Blacklight, and leave time for Q&A around local issues people might encounter.
* Note: this workshop can be a standalone intro, or attendees can follow up with the intro to hydra workshop in the afternoon.* Duration: half-day, morning
====I plan on attending:====
* First and last name
=== RailsBridge Intro to Ruby on Rails ===
 
* Jason Ronallo, North Carolina State University Libraries, jnronall@ncsu.edu
* Mark Bussey, Data Curation Experts (mark at curationexperts.com)
* Adam Wead (helper), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, awead@rockhall.org
* Anyone else want to come and help folks? Contact Jason.
 
RailsBridge comes to code4lib! We'll follow the RailsBridge curriculum (http://railsbridge.org) to provide a gentle introduction to Ruby on Rails. Topics covered include an introduction to the Ruby language, the Rails framework, and version control with git. Participants will build a working Rails application.
* Note: Attendees can follow up with the Intro to Blacklight afternoon session, which will be tailored for folks new to Ruby
 
====I plan on attending:====
* First and last name
===Intro to NoSQL Databases===
Since Google published its paper on BigTable in 2006, alternatives to the traditional relational database model have been growing in both variety and popularity. These new databases (often referred to as NoSQL databases) excel at handling problems faced by modern information systems that the traditional relational model cannot. They are particularly popular among organizations tackling the so-called "Big Data" problems. However, there are always tradeoffs involved when making such dramatic changes. Understanding how these different kinds of databases are designed and what they can offer is essential to the decision making process. In this precon I will discuss some of the various types of new databases (key-value, columnar, document, graph) and walk through examples or exercises using some of their open source implementations like Riak, HBase, CouchDB, and Neo4j.
 
====I plan on attending:====
* First and last name
==Half Day Afternoon==
Not a code hacker? No worries; all skill sets and backgrounds are valuable!
* Duration====I plan on attending: half-day====* First and last name 
=== Intro to Hydra ===
Hydra (http://projecthydra.org) is a free and open source repository solution that is being used by institutions on both sides of the North Atlantic to provide access to their digital content. Hydra provides a versatile and feature rich environment for end-users and repository administrators alike. Leveraging Blacklight as its front end discovery interface, the hydra project provides a suite of software components, data models, and design patterns for building a robust and sustainable digital repository, as well as a community of support for ongoing development. This workshop will provide an introduction to the hydra project and its software components. Attendees will leave with enough knowledge to get started building their own local repository solutions. This workshop will be led by Adam Wead of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
* Duration====I plan on attending: half-day, afternoon====* First and last name
=== Intro to Blacklight ===
=== Intro to Blacklight ===
* Bess Sadler, Stanford University Library (bess at stanford.edu)
* Justin Coyne, MediaShelf (justin.coyne at yourmediashelf.com)
Blacklight (http://projectblacklight.org) is a free and open source discovery interface built on solr and ruby on rails. It is used by institutions such as Stanford University, NC State, WGBH, Johns Hopkins University, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and an ever expanding community of adopters and contributors. Blacklight can be used as a front-end discovery solution for an ILS, or the contents of a digital repository, or to provide a unified discovery solution for many siloed collections. In this workshop we will cover the basics of solr indexing and searching, setting up and customizing Blacklight, and leave time for Q&A around local issues people might encounter.
* Note: this workshop will be tailored as a follow-on to the morning's RailsBridge Intro to Ruby on Rails workshop, but everyone is welcome* Duration====I plan on attending: half-day, afternoon====* First and last name
=== DPLA Intro/Hacking ===
This is a stub proposal entered solely to beat the submission deadline. I think there's be sufficient interest in this session, but only thought of it yesterday and haven't had time to coordinate with actual DPLA'ers and confirm that any of them are definitely coming.
====I plan on attending:====
* First and last name
=== Fail4lib ===
I'll serve as a moderator (if needed) and participant and would welcome more organizers. I am happy to be outvoted by participants on any of these points--I just want to get us talking about our screw-ups, blind spots, and anvils dropping from the sky.
=== Solr 4 In Depth =I plan on attending:====* First and last name
=== Solr 4 In Depth ===
* Contact: Erik Hatcher (erik.hatcher at lucidworks.com)
The long awaited and much anticipated Solr 4 has been released! It's a really big deal. There are so many improvements, it makes the head spin. This session will cover the major feature improvements from Lucene's flexible indexing and scoring API up through SolrCloud in a digestable half-day format.
* Duration====I plan on attending: half-day====* Note: I put this under "Half Day Evening" only because I didn't want to conflict with the other great half day sessions already proposed here. However it makes the most sense to arrange the sessions is fine with me though.First and last name
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