Fedora 6.0, the next major version of the software, is quickly approaching a production release. This workshop will provide an overview of the software and basic concepts, examples of deployments, and an overview and demonstration of the core features, with a particular focus on new features in version 6.0. We will also discuss the product roadmap and ways to get involved with the Fedora community.
This is a technical workshop pitched at an introductory level, so no prior Fedora experience is required. General knowledge of the role and functionality of repositories would be beneficial. Attendees who wish to participate in the optional hands-on sections will need to access an online sandbox via a URL that will be provided ahead of the workshop.
By the end of this class, students will be able to:
- Be familiar with core and extended Fedora features and functionality
- Create and manage content in Fedora
- Understand how Fedora supports digital preservation
Instructor: David Wilcox
David has more than ten years experience managing open source projects, teams, and communities. Working with hundreds of organizations across the Fedora, Islandora, and Samvera communities provides David insight into the use cases and opportunities for open source software within libraries, archives, and museums. As Program Leader David is responsible for setting the vision for Fedora and serving as strategic liaison to the governance groups, members, and other stakeholders. David works together with the Fedora Technical Lead to oversee key project processes and undertakes international engagement through public speaking, developing and delivering workshops, facilitating user group meetings, and pursuing partnerships and grant funding for Fedora-related projects. David graduated from St. Thomas University (BA) and the Dalhousie School of Information Management (MLIS). Prior to joining LYRASIS he was the Program Manager at discoverygarden inc and the Islandora Training and Support Coordinator at the University of Prince Edward Island.