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Co-hosted by University of Texas Libraries and Texas Digital Library, Fedora Camp offers everyone a chance to dive in and learn all about Fedora. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Fedora experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers and Fedora gurus.
University of Texas at Austin
101 E 21st St.
Austin, TX 78712
A special room rate ($179/night) for attendees is available for attendees at the DoubleTree by Hilton until September 25th. Book your room online to get the discount rate.
Location of the PCL on campus: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/librarymap/pcl.html
Public transportation is provided by Capital Metro via a bus system and one light rail line (which runs from far north Austin to downtown). You can view the bus and rail schedules online.
Uber & Lyft do not operate in Austin, but there are other ride-share as well as traditional taxi options available.
If you need to park on campus, the garages nearest the Perry-Castaneda Library are the Brazos Garage or the Conference Center Garage.
16-18 October 2017
The camp will include several hands-on sections using a Fedora 4 virtual machine image, so please follow these instructions to get the VM up and running on your laptop *before* the workshop.
NOTE: The VM uses 2GB of RAM, so you will need a laptop with at least 4GB of RAM to run it. Depending on your laptop manufacturer, you may also need to enable virtualization in the BIOS.
- Download and install VirtualBox
- Download and install Vagrant
- Download and unzip the latest release of the Fedora 4 VM (link will be provided before the camp)
- Using a Command Line Interface, navigate to the VM directory from step 3 and run the command: vagrant up
- Note that this step will take a while as the VM downloads and installs a full virtual environment
- Test the VM by opening your web browser and navigating to: http://localhost:8080/fcrepo
- The administrator username/password is fedoraAdmin/secret3
- Turn off the VM by running the command: vagrant halt
We will also be making use of the SSH command - if you are running Mac OSX or Linux you can already run this command, but if you are on Windows you will need an SSH client like PuTTY.
|8:30-9:00||Registration and Light Breakfast|
|9:00-10:00||Welcome and Introductions||All|
|1:00-2:00||Fedora In-Context: Front-Ends|
|2:15-3:15||Fedora 3 Equivalences and Linked Data Best Practices|
|3:30-4:30||Moving into Fedora 4: Concepts and Planning|
|9:30-10:30||Core Services: CRUD|
|11:00-12:00||Object Modeling: PCDM|
|1:00-2:00||Core Services: Authorization, Transactions|
|2:15-3:15||Core Services: Versioning, Fixity, Messaging|
|3:30-4:30||External Services: Solr, Triplestores, RDF Serialization, Re-index, Fixity|
|1:00-2:00||Track A: TBD|
|1:00-2:00||Track B: TBD|
Track A: TBD
|2:15-3:15||Track B: TBD|
|4:00-4:30||Discussion and Wrap-up||All|
Austin has a great and innovative food scene beyond the Tex-Mex and BBQ for which we’re known (although we have plenty of great examples of those too). See them on a map here.
Most options below are on “the Drag” (i.e. Guadalupe Street, running along the west side of the UT campus).
Clay Pit - http://claypit.com/ Contemporary Indian cuisine. Has a lunch buffet.
Teji - http://tejifoods.com/ Counter-service Indian food.
Fricano's Deli - http://fricanosdeli.com/ - Huge and awesome deli sandwiches.
Thai How Are You? - https://thaihowareyou.com/ - OK Thai food and sushi.
Arturo’s Underground Cafe - https://www.facebook.com/Arturos-Underground-Cafe-1498764873750539/ Eclectic global menu serving breakfast and lunnch.
Look Noodles & More - http://looknoodles.com/ - Chinese noodle dishes and Japanese ramen
Dobie Mall food court - Located at the southwest corner of campus, the food court has a number of chain and local counter-service options (Subway, burritos, pizza, Korean food, etc.)
North of campus:
Still walkable, but you might want to catch a bus.
Via 313 (Guadalupe location) - http://via313.com Detroit-style pizza.
Torchy's Tacos - http://torchystacos.com/ Great and creative tacos. There are several locations throughout Austin, including one at 2801 Guadalupe(just north of campus).
Black's BBQ - http://blacksbbq.com/ Legit Texas BBQ. There is one at 3110 Guadalupe.
Hopfields - http://hopfieldsaustin.com/ French pub with a good craft beer selection.
Madam Mam (Guadalupe location) - http://www.madammam.com/ Thai food.
VERTS Mediterranean Grill (Guadalupe location) - http://www.eatverts.com/ Counter-service Mediterranean.
Trudy’s Texas Star - http://www.trudys.com/ - A local Tex-mex favorite.
Freedmen’s - http://www.freedmensbar.com/ - Bar and BBQ restaurant.
Lots of great options. The Eater Top 38 is a great list: https://austin.eater.com/maps/best-austin-restaurants-38
Looking for BBQ?
Franklin's is probably Austin’s most famous barbecue, but you have to get in line early and wait up to 3 hours (and hope they don’t run out of brisket). http://austin.eater.com/2011/6/15/6674795/bon-appetit-declares-franklin-the-best-barbecue-in-america
Other great barbecue choices include all of the ones on the Texas Monthly list for Austin. http://www.texasmonthly.com/eat-my-words/list-top-50-barbecue-joints
Micklethwait Craft Meats is also excellent. http://craftmeatsaustin.com/
Things to Do and See
Texas State Capitol – It’s beautiful and within walking distance of campus. You can tour the building, or join a protest. http://www.tspb.texas.gov/prop/tcvc/cvc/cvc.html
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center - http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/ This rare books (and more) archive is on the UT Austin campus. Permanent displays include a Gutenberg Bible and the First Photograph.
Blanton Museum of Art - http://blantonmuseum.org/ Located on the UT Austin campus, the Blanton holds Austin’s primary and largest art collection. It has strong collections of modern and contemporary art, Latin American art, Old Master paintings, and prints and drawings from Europe, the US and Latin America.
Texas State History Museum - http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/ Right across the street from campus, the museum chronicles the story of Texas and contains an IMAX theater.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema https://drafthouse.com/austin – Drink beer and eat food while watching a movie. Locations throughout Austin.
Austin is great if you like to be outdoors, and we have many trails for hiking, running, and biking. The hike-and-bike trail around Lady Bird Lake is a favorite (https://www.austintexas.gov/department/ann-and-roy-butler-hike-and-bike-trail). Lady Bird Lake, which is right downtown, is also great for paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking: http://do512family.com/2015/07/where-to-rent-kayaks-canoes-sups-on-lady-bird-lake/.