Topic List - Developer Congress October 26, 2023

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Topic suggestions for work during the DATE Developer Congress.  Please follow checklist below for submitting your proposed topic.  If your topic has related github issues they can be added to the Developer Congress Project Issue Board. --link

Topic Proposal Checklist

  • Short Title
  • Description
  • Link to Issues, Branches, Documentation, etc.
  • Duration, estimate how long the session will last (For example: 3hrs, (2) 8hr days, etc.)
  • Proposed By (Samvera Slack Channel Handle)
  • Facilitator (Samvera Slack Channel Handle) 


Title: Update ActiveFedora to work on Fedora 5.
Description: We have a branch sitting around that almost gets ActiveFedora working with Fedora 5, we could work together to get this passing.
Duration:  6 hrs
Proposed By:   name here
Facilitator: Seeking a facilitator.

NOTE: Put this information in the Proposed Topics table below.

Proposed Topics

You can...

  • add a topic to the table of proposed topics below (See Topic Proposal Checklist and example above for guidance on proposing a topic.)
  • identify yourself as a facilitator for a topic you propose or a topic proposed by others (See Facilitator Guide below.)
  • indicate your interest in one or more topics

TitleDescriptionLinksTime EstimateProposed ByFacilitatorInterested in
Developer Onboarding Documentation: Moving the Samvera KBThe Samvera KB is a somewhat known but mostly out of date and not easily maintained resource that has just enough helpful info on it to cause confusion. The Developer Onboarding Working Group is working on moving the good info over to the Samvera Confluence wiki. We thought this would be a great thing to work on as part of the Dev Congress!

Samvera KB (not everything here is good info):

New location on Samvera Confluence Wiki: Samvera Development Knowledge Base

Timebox at 3 hours maxJuliet HardestyJuliet HardestyBradley Watson
Johannes Frenzel
Promoting Bulkrax out of Samvera-labsBulkrax is used by several institutions as part of Hyrax/Hyku implementations but the Bulkrax code is still living in Samvera-labs in Github. There seems to be only a little bit of effort remaining to finish the list of things needed for promoting this gem from Samvera-labs to Samvera.

Current Bulkrax code:

Steps for promoting code out of Samvera-labs:

1/2 day?Juliet HardestyBrandon Straley

Bradley Watson

Brandon Straley

Adam Ploshay

Enhance Hyrax IIIF API

Enhance the builtin IIIF components of Hyrax. Ideas:

  • Add vips transformer to riiif
  • Better caching in riiif (etag?)
  • More flexible viewer options
  • Add iiif service to docker compose

Daniel PierceDaniel Pierce
Hyrax OnboardingHelping anyone who needs it to get Hyrax up and running locally using Docker (dassie, koppie, and sirenia) (dassie and koppie) (sirenia)

2 hoursJuliet HardestyJuliet HardestyPaul Walk
Wings as separate gemSince Wings is on its way to being deprecated, pull this out into its own gem

Chris Colvard

Core Components review in light of Valkyrized HyraxCore components - which ones should be folded into Hyrax and can any be deprecated? any used outside of Hyrax and require maintenance?

Chris Colvard
Paul Walk

Facilitator Guide

  • Propose or claim a topic in the Proposed Topics table above
  • You will be asked to introduce your topic with a brief summary (minute or less) during the kick off meeting

Contributor Resources

Goal of this checklist is to enable leaders of specific issues to be able to collect resources for those interested in contributing; aiming to provide a shared knowledge base before beginning the work together.  While optional, if you're facilitating a topic we recommend you provide these resources to attendees ahead of time:

  • Prepare zoom link or slack room link that will be used for contributors to gather
  • Prepare short list of languages the work will be coded in
  • Prepare list of any tutorials a contributor can complete to familiarize themselves with the work ahead
  • If similar work has occurred in other repositories please include links to those repositories as well