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.


PCL 1.124
Perry–Castañeda Library
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 Perry-Castaneda Library on campus and floor map.

Location of the PCL on campus:


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, CORRECTION: Uber and Lyft have returned to Austin, but there are other ride-share and traditional taxi options available too.

Austin also has car-sharing services car2go and Zipcar.


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 Docker environment, so please follow these instructions to get the environment up and running on your laptop *before* the workshop.

NOTE: You will need a laptop with at least 4GB of RAM to run the Docker images. Depending on your laptop manufacturer, you may also need to enable virtualization in the BIOS.

  1. Download, install, and run Docker.
    1. See the Step-by-step instructions for setting up Docker for the Fedora/API-X Demo.
  2. Download and unzip the Fedora/API-X Demo.
  3. Using a Command Line Interface, navigate to the directory where you unzipped the file from step 2
  4. Run the command: docker-compose pull, which will download the latest images and any last-minute patches
  5. Run the command: docker-compose up -d
    1. Note that this step will take a while as the Demo downloads and installs a full virtual environment
  6. Test the Demo by opening your web browser and navigating to: http://localhost:8080/fcrepo
    1. The administrator username/password is fedoraAdmin/secret3
  7. Turn off the Demo by running the command: docker-compose stop

We will also be making use of the curl command - if you are running MacOS or Linux you can already run this command, but if you are on Windows you can download the git for windows application, which incudes a "git bash" shell containing standard unix commands as well as curl.

Finally, we will also have an opportunity to try out the new import/export utility during the camp. To follow along, please download the executable JAR file. The utility requires Java 8.


16 October

8:30-9:00Registration and Light Breakfast 
9:00-10:00Welcome and IntroductionsAll
10:00-10:30Fedora Overview
11:00-12:00Introducing Fedora
12:00-1:00Lunch (provided) 
1:00-2:00Fedora In-Context: Front-Ends
2:15-3:15Core Services: CRUD
3:30-4:30Moving into Fedora 4: Concepts and Planning
6:00Reception at Cain & Abel's

17 October

8:30-9:00Light Breakfast 
9:30-10:30Introduction to Linked Data
11:00-12:00Object Modeling: PCDM
12:00-2:00Lunch (provided) 
2:00-2:45Core Services: Authorization, Transactions
2:45-3:30Core Services: Versioning, Fixity, Messaging
3:45-4:30External Services: Solr, Triplestores, RDF Serialization, Re-index, Fixity
6:30Dinner at Irene's

18 October

8:30-9:00Light Breakfast 
10:45-12:00Preservation Services
12:00-1:00Lunch (provided)
1:00-2:00Breakout topics.


2:00-2:15Break and camp photo!

Breakout topics, Docker Tour

3:30-4:00Future Directions
4:00-4:30Discussion and Wrap-upAll


A light breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will be included on each day of the camp. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available based on the dietary restrictions indicated on the registration form.

Social Gatherings

Monday, 16th October at 6pm  Join us for drinks and appetizers on the mezzanine at Cain & Abel's, 2313 Rio Grande, Austin (.7 mile from the library).

Tuesday, 17th October at 6:30pm  Join us for dinner on the main patio at Irene's, 506 West Avenue, Austin (1.5 miles from the library).

Local Information


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.

Near campus/walkable:

Most options below are on “the Drag” (i.e. Guadalupe Street, running along the west side of the UT campus).

North of campus:

Still walkable, but you might want to catch a bus.

Around town:

Micklethwait Craft Meats is also excellent.

Things to Do and See