Come one! Come all! Registration is now open for Hydra Connect 2016 which will take place in Boston from October 3rd to October 6th.
All details, including the registration and hotel info, can be found here: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra+Connect+2016.
Last year we sold out at 200 attendees and thus have increased the number of spots to 280 this year to meet demand. Don't delay in getting your ticket!
What is Hydra Connect?
Hydra Connect (#hydraconnect) is a chance for Hydra Project participants to gather in one place at one time, with an emphasis on synchronizing efforts, technical development, plans, and community links. The meeting program is aimed at existing users, managers and developers and at new folks who may be just "kicking the tires" on Hydra and who want to know more. Hydra advertises this yearly conference with the slogan "as a Hydra Partner or user, if you can only make it to one Hydra meeting this academic year, this is the one to attend!"
An evolving list of suggested topics at this conference can be found at: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Suggestions+for+HC2016+program. (Suggestions encouraged!)
Location / Hosts
Hydra Connect 2016 is being organized by Boston Public Library, Northeastern University, WGBH, Tufts University, and DPLA. The primary location will be Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St), with a few workshops and breakout spaces at nearby Northeastern University (360 Huntington Ave).
The official conference hotel is the 4-star Sheraton Boston (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=430), where we have negotiated a special rate of $219/night. The hotel is located 0.5 miles from both the Boston Public Library and Northeastern University. There is also a page for those looking to share a room to reduce their expenses -- see the wiki page for details.
The information for claiming this discounted hotel price will be included as part of your Eventbrite confirmation page and receipt email to help restrict the code from getting out.
This year we are pleased to offer a small number of scholarship to the conference for people who need it. The scholarship will provide support for registration and hotel costs via a competitive application process. Applicants submitting a paper or talk for the conference will be given priority consideration for funding (please provide details of your submission in the application form).
Please note: the scholarship does not cover other costs such as travel, and subsistence. It is anticipated that the applicant's home institution will provide financial support to supplement the Hydra Connect Scholarship Award.
Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EoF2kWHMT4abBXOVeQdyeThN6Fkg4dDeI9GY2jSI3TM/viewform?ts=57519218
The deadline for scholarship applications is July 13, 2016.
For additional information on the conference (including eventual details on the conference stream and social activities as they materialize), please see: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra+Connect+2016
See you in Boston!
Hydra Connect 2016 Host Committee
Hydra Connect 2016 Scholarship Committee