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Fedora Camp offers everyone a chance to dive in and learn all about Fedora 4. 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.


Butler Library
Room 523
Columbia University
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027


Please visit the Columbia University Travel Portal for Preferred Hotels. Click on Hotels (left side) -> Preferred NYC Hotels for a complete listing. Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. 


The Butler Library is at the 116th Street subway station on the Number 1 subway line. It is on the main campus; walk to the middle of campus at 116th Street and make a right. 203 Butler is on the lobby level of the building, pass the guard desk, make a left and go straight.

Please see this page for directions.


Please see this page for parking information.


28-30 November 2016


The camp will include several hands-on sections using a Fedora 4 virtual machine image, so please follow these instructions to get the VM up and running on your laptop *before* the workshop.

NOTE: The VM uses 2GB of RAM, so you will need a laptop with at least 4GB of RAM to run it. Depending on your laptop manufacturer, you may also need to enable virtualization in the BIOS.

  1. Download and install VirtualBox
  2. Download and install Vagrant
  3. Download and unzip the 4.7.0 release of the Fedora 4 VM
  4. Using a Command Line Interface, navigate to the VM directory from step 3 and run the command: vagrant up
    1. Note that this step will take a while as the VM downloads and installs a full virtual environment
  5. Test the VM by opening your web browser and navigating to: http://localhost:8080/fcrepo
    1. The administrator username/password is fedoraAdmin/secret3
  6. Turn off the VM by running the command: vagrant halt

We will also be making use of the SSH command - if you are running Mac OSX or Linux you can already run this command, but if you are on Windows you will need an SSH client like PuTTY.


28 November

8:30-9:00Registration and Light Breakfast 
9:00-10:00Welcome and IntroductionsAll
10:00-10:30Fedora OverviewDavid Wilcox
11:00-12:00Introducing FedoraDavid Wilcox
12:00-1:30Lunch (provided) 
1:30-2:30Fedora In-Context: Front-Ends

Nick Ruest

Diego Pino Navarro

Adam Wead

2:45-3:45Fedora 3 Equivalences and Linked Data Best PracticesDiego Pino Navarro
4:00-5:00Moving into Fedora 4: Concepts and Planning

Benjamin Armintor


29 November

8:30-9:00Light Breakfast 
9:30-10:30Core Services: CRUDDiego Pino Navarro
11:00-12:00Object Modeling: PCDM

Adam Wead

Nick Ruest

12:00-1:30Lunch (provided) 
1:30-2:30Core Services: Authorization, TransactionsAndrew Woods
2:45-3:45Core Services: Versioning, Fixity, Messaging

Adam Wead

Diego Pino Navarro

4:00-5:00External Services: Solr and TriplestoresNick Ruest

30 November

8:30-9:00Light Breakfast 
9:30-10:30External Services: RDF Serialization, Re-Index, Fixity Andrew Woods
11:00-12:00Track A: DevOpsNick Ruest
11:00-12:00Track B: Real World Data Modeling

Diego Pino Navarro

12:00-1:30Lunch (provided) 

Track A: Performance and Scale

Nick Ruest
1:30-3:00Track B: Real World MigrationAdam Wead
3:30-4:00Future DirectionsAndrew Woods
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 and gluten-free options will be available based on the dietary restrictions indicated on the registration form.


A reception will be held on Tuesday, November 29 at Bernheim & Schwartz starting at 6:30pm, located a short walk from the Butler Library (directions). A variety of appetizers, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, will be available, along with drink tickets. This reception is being co-hosted by discoverygarden and is open to attendees of both Fedora Camp and the Islandora Workshop being held at the New York Academy of Medicine, along with anyone else from the community who would like to attend.