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HydraCamp 2010


Monday, October 4, 2010 at 8:00 AM - Friday, October 8, 2010 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

HydraCamp 2010

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Hydra & Blacklight - Full 5 Days
Entire week -- Both Hydra and Blacklight; Includes Certificate designating that you have completed the course
Ended $995.00 $19.95
Hydra Only - 3 Days
Attend only the first three days of the event (Monday - Wednesday)
Ended $650.00 $17.24
Blacklight Only - 2 Days
Attend only the last two days of the event (Thursday - Friday)
Ended $500.00 $13.49

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Event Details

HydraCamp 2010

Learn to use Hydra from the people who created it -- use the Hydra framework to build your own interface for Fedora Repositories and harness the power of Blacklight while you're at it.  Become a part of the community that's putting these technologies to use while empowering users, stakeholders and developers alike.

This week-long training event will focus on team-oriented development.  Together with the creators of Hydra and some of the top Blacklight developers you will have the opportunity to build a Hydra head that is a complete solution for modeling, searching through and managing your unique content.  This is also an opportunity for your development team to spend time together focusing solely on making Hydra and Blacklight work at your institution.

Registration will give you advance access to training materials and screencasts so that you can hit the ground running and make the most of face time with the Hydra committers.  

Those who attend all five days will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed the course. 

All sessions will be held in The Doty Board Room at the beautiful Minneapolis Central Public Library in Downtown Minneapolis.

Hydra: Days 1-3

The first three days of the event will focus on Hydra and will include substantial coverage of collaborative development techniques, learning Ruby on Rails, understanding ActiveFedora, and creating Hydra "heads" based on the Hydrangea demo application.

Blacklight & Solr: Days 4 & 5

The final two days of the event will focus on Blacklight.  People who attend only these two days will learn how to install and customize Blacklight.  For those attending all of HydraCamp, these two days will provide information on customizing the Blacklight-powered Search & Discovery features in your Hydra heads.


Collaborative Development

Collaborative Development

Emerging Best Practices and Conventions

Distributed Version Control, GitHub

Test-driven development with RSpec and Cucumber


Installing and Customizing Hydrangea


Using Hydra to Support New Content Types

Indexing & Solrizer

Opinionated Metadata (OM)

Blacklight & Solr

Installing and Understanding Blacklight

Customizing Blacklight

Solr Techniques & Strategies


Learning Ruby on Rails

Best Practices

How to think about developing with Rails

How to talk about Ruby code


To register, use the ticket order form above.

Those who attend all five days will receive a certificate indicating that you have completed the course. 

We strongly encourage registering for the entire week, as much of the material overlaps and each topic will only be covered in depth once


If you need a hotel during HydraCamp, we have arranged for a small room block at the nearby Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis ( from Sunday, October 3 to Friday, October 8, 2010. To make your reservation, call the hotel at 612-339-4900 or 800-333-3333. Mention our group code: HYDRA. 

You may reserve at our group rate a few days before and after these dates if space is available at the time of your booking.


This event is being hosted by MediaShelf, a leading provider of Fedora Repository services since 2006

A special dinner on Thursday, October 7th will be sponsored by Stanford University Libraries


For information on Minneapolis, here are a few links:

Hydra LogoFedora Commons LogoBlacklight Logo

     MediaShelf Logo                            DuraSpace LogoStanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources                    




Have questions about HydraCamp 2010? Contact MediaShelf

When & Where

Minneapolis Central Public Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Monday, October 4, 2010 at 8:00 AM - Friday, October 8, 2010 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

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