February 10, 2017 (UC Santa Cruz)

West Coast Regional Group Meeting

The next West Coast Hydra Regional Meeting will be on February 10, 2017 at McHenry Library at UC Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA.  

Anyone near the West Coast who is interested or invested in Hydra is invited to attend, including Hydra implementers, developers, and interested onlookers.

We hope to create an informal collaborative atmosphere (“unconference” style) in which all attendees are encouraged to contribute and address their interests and/or needs.

 If there is interest, we may plan a workshop / co-working day before or after this meeting to give everyone traveling here more chance to work together.

2017 Attendees

Discussion Topics

You may propose and vote on discussion topics at the following link. Please contact the organizers (contact info below) if you have any issues with this topic selection system.



If you plan to attend, please register for free at our Eventbrite page

Schedule (tentative)

We have prepared a tentative schedule, but we are building a lot of flexibility into the day so that we can respond to the preferences of the attendees.  This schedule can change as much as we need it to. Breakout sessions can always be replaced with single meetings if we are all interested in the same topics.


The cafe inside the library will have a long line at lunchtime, but they accept online pre-orders if you are interested. http://amazonjuicesgvc.com/

We will also walk some groups to other lunch spots nearby if there is interest.

Slack Channel:

Sign up here: http://slack.projecthydra.org/ (an invitation will be sent to the email address you plug in)

Once you open Slack in your browser and sign in, you'll need to browse the list of channels and join #westcoastmeet17

Shared Notes from Sessions

Getting to UC Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is located at the top of the Monterey Bay on the Central California coast, 90 minutes south of San Francisco. The San Francisco, San Jose, and Monterey International Airports are all nearby.

 Useful Links:

Directions to Santa Cruz

From Southern and Central California:
Take Route 101 north to Route 156 west to Route 1 north. Then follow Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

From Northern California:
Take Route 5 south to Route 80 west to Route 680 south to Route 280 north. Then take Highway 17 south to Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

From San Francisco Airport:
Take Route 101 south to Route 85 south to Highway 17 south to Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

From San Jose Airport:
Take Route 880 south to Highway 17 south to Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

From Monterey Airport:
Take Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

Directions to Campus

Once you're in Santa Cruz on Route 1 north, follow the highway as it becomes Mission Street through town. Then turn right on Bay Street and follow it to the campus entrance.



Ned Henry (ethenry at ucsc.edu)

Rachel Jaffe