Introduction to Omeka Plugins

Speaker Patrick Murray-John
Dr. Patrick Murray-John holds a B.S. in Mathematics with minors in English Literature and Physics from Iowa State University, and an M.A. in English Literature and a Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After assorted contingent faculty positions teaching literature and composition, he switched to pursuing ...

Dr. Patrick Murray-John holds a B.S. in Mathematics with minors in English Literature and Physics from Iowa State University, and an M.A. in English Literature and a Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After assorted contingent faculty positions teaching literature and composition, he switched to pursuing what was really interesting, educational technology. As an Instructional Technology Specialist at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, he collaborated with faculty to build teaching- and research- centered web sites using WordPress, Drupal, and Omeka. In 2011, he became the Omeka development team manager at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. There, he helps build the core Omeka code and develops new web sites and plugins using WordPress, Drupal, and -- of course -- Omeka.

Full Description

We'll cover the basic Omeka plugin structure and common techniques for creating plugins to accomplish various kinds of tasks.  This includes an introduction to the Model-View-Controller pattern, and how it is implemented in Omeka, as well as an introduction to Omeka's hooks and filters systems.

Topics covered will include:
- Creating a model for new kinds of content
- Understanding how Zend/Omeka connects URLs to controllers and views
- Using best practices in Omeka's code to make your life easier

Who should attend:
The primary audience is people with some experience with PHP, especially Object-Oriented PHP, but the session will also be helpful to people who are beginners to coding in PHP and are curious about typical structures and paradigms for hacking on an Omeka installation. 

When?

Thu, Jul. 12, 2012
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States