Fedora Camp


The Edge: The Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology, and Collaboration
Duke University Libraries
Bostock Library
411 Chapel Dr
Durham, NC 27708 


The easiest (free) way to get to the library is to use the Bull City Connector. It runs every 17 minutes (starting at 6:30am) and it stops about 2 blocks from the library (Research Dr at Circuit Dr). It also picks up at the Hilton Garden Inn.  If you are staying elsewhere, just use Google Maps to find the nearest stop.

There is also a shuttle that goes from the Hilton Garden Inn to the library, but it only holds 8 people and we can't reserve it, so please be prepared to use the Bull City Connector (or another means) if the shuttles are full.

From the Bull City Connector stop, use this route to get to the library.  Proceed downhill on Research Drive past Levine Science Research Center on your right.  Take the walkway to the right just after the red brick Hudson Hall Engineering Building and the next walkway to the left at Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences/Twinnie's Cafe.  Follow this up the stairs, across Telcom Drive, up the stairs, and enter Bostock Library on the left under the archway.  The Edge Training Room is on the side of the library opposite the doors and to the left on the ground floor.

To avoid stairs, take Research Drive to Telcom Drive, take the first walkway to your left behind Bostock Library, turn right and right again to round the building.  The door to Bostock will be on your right.



If you require parking at the library, please contact David Wilcox to reserve a space.


16-18 November 2015


Virtual machine installation instructions will be posted once an updated version of the VM has been released. VMs will also be available on thumb drives at the camp.


16 November

8:30-9:00Registration and Light Breakfast 
9:00-10:00Welcome and IntroductionsAll
10:00-10:30Fedora/DuraSpace UpdateDavid Wilcox
11:00-12:00Introducing Fedora RepositoriesDavid Wilcox
12:00-1:30Lunch (provided) 
1:30-2:30Fedora In-Context: Front-endsDavid Wilcox
Unknown User (acoburn)
2:30-3:30Fedora In-Context: IndexingUnknown User (acoburn)
4:00-5:00Object Modeling: Fedora 3, PCDM and Best PracticesEsmé Cowles
Unknown User (acoburn)

17 November

8:30-9:00Light Breakfast 
9:30-10:30Object Modeling: Linked Data PlatformEsmé Cowles
Unknown User (acoburn)
11:00-12:00Migration to F4 - Concepts and PlanningMichael Durbin
12:00-1:30Lunch (provided) 
1:30-2:30Migration to F4 - Hands OnMichael Durbin
2:30-3:30Core Features - CRUD, Versioning, FixityMichael Durbin
Esmé Cowles 
4:00-5:00Core Features - Authorization, TransactionsUnknown User (acoburn)

18 November

8:30-9:00Light Breakfast 
9:30-10:30Deploying Fedora 4Michael Durbin
11:00-12:00Extending Fedora - CamelUnknown User (acoburn)
12:00-1:30Lunch (provided) 

Extending Fedora - When and Where to Add New Behavior

Esmé Cowles 
Unknown User (acoburn)
2:30-3:00How to Get Involved, Where to Get HelpEsmé Cowles 
3:00-3:30Fedora ForwardAndrew Woods
4:00-5:00Discussion and Wrap-upAll


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

Social Activities

Reception - 16 November

A reception will be held on November 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Durham-University Medical Center (the same hotel many attendees are staying at) starting at 6pm. Each attendee will receive a drink ticket, and additional drinks can be purchased at the bar. A selection of appetizers, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, will be included as well. 


If you are not staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, you can get there (for free) from the library by taking the Bull City Connector. The bus runs every 17 minutes until 9pm. You can use this route or just check Google Maps for the next bus. The address of the hotel is:

Hilton Garden Inn, Durham-University Medical Center
Blackwell A Meeting Room
2102 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27705 

Camp Dinner - 17 November

An informal dinner will be held on November 17 at Bull City Burger and Brewery starting at 7pm. A limited menu will be available to choose from; selections include:

  • Hamburger or veggie burger (gluten-free buns available)
  • Cheese or bacon
  • French fries
  • Fountain drink
  • Ice cream

A limited number of pitchers of beer will also be provided.


If you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, the easiest way to get to the restaurant is to take the Bull City Connector, a FREE bus that runs from Duke University to downtown every 17 minutes (until 9pm). The schedule is available via Google Maps as well - here is a route that will get you from the hotel to the restaurant on time. The full address is below:

Bull City Burger and Brewery
107 East Parrish St.
Durham, NC 27701 


Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Fedora 4 experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora 4 learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers and Fedora gurus.