Repository Fringe Challenge 2009
July 6, 2009
Participate in the challenge for the event in Edinburgh on July 30-31.
Organizers have changed the idea of the challenge this year. Instead of coming
to the event and having two days to work on something of your own
devising, they have come up with the "Problem", and given participants a full month
to come up with a solution. Click here for more details.
Here is additional information about the event:
CALL: “Beyond the Repository Fringe” 2009
Monday, June 22nd, 2009 9:15 am
Written by: Carol Minton Morris
Edinburgh, UK Sponsored by JISC, the “Beyond the Repository Fringe 2009″ event will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh July 30-31 2009 with support from the Digital Curation Centre, the School of Informatics, EDINA, and Information Services, as well as UKOLN and EPrints.
This year the Repository Fringe organisers aim to draw on and showcase a range of inspirational repository developments, including those produced from the JISC Rapid Innovation and Repository and Preservation programmes, plus various ‘barcamps’, ‘hackdays’ and repository challenges.
Designed for an audience of developers, repository managers and practitioners, the programme retains an ‘unconference’ feel to it, and seeks to canvass contribution from a wide range of repository actors for:
• Live demonstrations of innovative work;
• “Pecha Kucha” presentations on any subject relating to current, or future repository endeavours i.e. a presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds apiece, for a total time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds;
• Round Table discussions;
• Formal presentations or tutorials on related topics;
• A ‘Code Challenge’ (details to be announced shortly).
Keynote speakers will open and close Beyond the Repository Fringe 2009 and to accompany this event there will be a DCC Associates’ Network meeting (delegates will be able to join the network and participate on the day) and a DISC-UK DataShare workshop on ‘research data requirements and digital repositories’.
The dates of the event coincide with the start of the buzzing Edinburgh Festival season, which includes the Jazz and Blues Festival (31 July – 9 Aug), the Festival Fringe (7 Aug – 31 Aug), the Edinburgh International Festival (14 Aug – 6 Sept), and the Edinburgh Book Festival (15 Aug - 31 Aug), as well as the usual impromptu street theatre, musicians and sideshows.
Register for this free event and sign up for a ‘performance’ of your choice at: http://beyondtherepositoryfringe-emailinvite.eventbrite.com/
University accommodation is available at pre-Festival prices on a first-come, first-served basis. To book please contact the Bed and Breakfast Team on 0131 651 2007 or email them at
. Alternatively visit: http://www.edinburghfirst.com/accommodation/availability.asp
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