= Announcing HydraCamp 2010
MediaShelf is hosting the first HydraCamp October 4-8 in Minneapolis.
Following from the recent Beta release of the Hydra framework and substantial interest in the Blacklight workshop at Code4Lib 2010, we've put together a training event that promises to knock your socks off. To find more information and register, visit http://hydracamp2010.eventbrite.com/.
If you would like an official invitation to circulate within your organization, let us know and we will email one to you directly. (It seemed inappropriate to send the formal promo materials to this list.)
== Here's the Skinny
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.
=== 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.
== Register Now
Space is limited. Register at http://hydracamp2010.eventbrite.com/.
Hope to see you there.