Samvera Camp

Intro Samvera Camp

The goal of Intro Samvera Camp is to introduce developers to the skills and tools they will need to successfully build Samvera-based repository solutions. It is also an opportunity for seasoned Samvera developers to refresh their skill sets, and for managers, metadata specialists, and systems administrators to get a feel for what it takes to build and run a Samvera repository. We offer public Intro Samvera Camps at least once each academic year. The four day class is designed to provide exposure to the key components of the technology framework and to introduce the collaborative working practices of the Samvera community, and will include:

  • Samvera Stack Walkthrough
  • Test Driven Development
  • Customizing Samvera Metadata (including RDF design choices) 
  • Agile Development Practices (including GitHub and community contribution)
  • Hands-on Team Projects

Intro Samvera Camp is not an introduction to programming course; successful participants will typically have at least one year of development experience and be comfortable with concepts such as control structures and data types. Specific experience with Rails is not required; however, we recommend that developers new to ruby spend some time getting familiar with basic syntax and operations. We really like the tutorials produced by RailsBridge, particularly their Intro to Rails module.

Advanced Samvera Camp

The focus of Advanced Samvera Camp changes each year and it is geared toward helping developers already active in the community to stay current with new and emerging trends and features.  Senior developers from DCE and the broader community lead discussions around key changes in the technology stack and application code. During this three day class participants engage in discussion and hands-on activities. A fair level of fluency with the topics addressed in Intro Samvera Camp is assumed. Past topics have included: 

  • PCDM Modeling
  • IIIF 
  • Hyrax workflows
  • Background jobs
  • Valkyrie
  • Performance and scalability
  • Shibboleth and campus authentication
  • Future directions for Samvera

For upcoming training opportunities, please see our Training Schedule.

Data Curation Experts can also deliver custom Samvera Camps tailored to specific institution or project needs. Please contact us if you’re interested in exploring a customized workshop.

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