Fall, 2014 Hackathon
|Where||Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853|
|When||October 13-14-15, 2014, falling on Columbus Day plus the Tuesday and Wednesday of that week (see Extras below for an optional tour on October 12)|
Anyone interested in participating and hopefully contributing to the development, documentation, or testing of VIVO software, the VIVO-ISF ontology, or apps & tools to produce, visualize, or leverage VIVO data
|Cost||There is no registration fee, but you pay your travel, hotel, and meals. We provide space, our local developers, and light refreshments|
|Goals||Learning, training, gathering requirements, brainstorming ideas, writing documentation, improving the ontology, having fun and encouraging collaborative patterns of work related to VIVO that can continue between such events|
|Extras||If you arrive by noon(ish) Sunday, we are planning a Finger Lakes Winery excursion for the afternoon, including options for dinner|
As part of graduation from incubator status with DuraSpace, the VIVO Project needs to grow our base of committers and contributors, defined as people who submit new code, bug fixes, documentation, sample data, tests, ontology changes, applications such as the Harvester that generate VIVO RDF from other sources, apps and visualizations that use VIVO data, and tools that make any part of creating and sustaining your VIVO easier. We see another hackathon building on Chris and Ted's March, 2014 Hackathon at Duke as a good way to encourage involvement as well as to make progress on a number of fronts, collectively and individually.
This is a big tent, but VIVO has been open since the first days that Chris Barnes and his UF development team pushed to get our code in SourceForge. Now we're a VIVO project on GitHub, a wiki, and there are lots of tools from our community and friends of our community such as the Karma project at the USC Information Sciences Institute.
Furthermore, this is your event – if you come, you will have a part in deciding what gets worked on and can directly contribute to the event's success.
|VIVO-ISF Ontology||Melissa Haendel||Work with the lead of the Ontology Working Group to improve and extend the ontology to be compatible with the HCLS/W3C Dataset Description ontology and work on integrating local extensions that belong in the VIOV-ISF ontology; learn how to use Protégé and other ontology editing and management tools|
|VIVO Harvester||John Fereira||Learn to use the Harvester and help with sample configurations or data, connecting to Karma, extending the types of RDF output it supports, testing, and documentation|
|Consuming data from VIVO||Ted Lawless||How do you deliver VIVO data to apps written by people who don't know LOD or SPARQL?|
|Adding a new vocabulary service to VIVO||Huda Khan||VIVO can be configured to link to external vocabulary services that meet certain criteria – learn how to link to a new service such as the APA Thesaurus, and/or how to implement a vocabulary service that can serve VIVO or other applications|
|Customizing VIVO||Tim Worrall||Learn how to modify a VIVO list view, how to add a map to the VIVO homepage, and other techniques|