METRO & Code4LibNYC Present: Introduction to Project Blacklight

Speaker Ben Armintor
Benjamin Armintor has been working in and advocating for collaboratively developed, open-source software in higher education since 2004. He began work on Solr-driven search and discovery applications for Columbia University Libraries in 2006, and has been a developer or consultant on CUL's Blacklight projects since 2010. He contributes work to ...

Benjamin Armintor has been working in and advocating for collaboratively developed, open-source software in higher education since 2004. He began work on Solr-driven search and discovery applications for Columbia University Libraries in 2006, and has been a developer or consultant on CUL's Blacklight projects since 2010. He contributes work to a number of OSS platforms in the GLAM sector via the Blacklight, Hydra and Fedora Commons projects. You can find him at https://github.com/barmintor.

Full Description

The Code4LibNYC Winter Workshops are a chance for people in the Code4LibNYC community to drill down on some helpful tools and code. This afternoon workshop, led by Ben Armintor, will be an introduction to installing and running an instance of Project Blacklight (projectblacklight.org), an open source discovery interface built with Rails. This workshop is meant to be example-based, participatory, and to work together with the morning Rails workshop, although participants are also able to register for just the Blacklight workshop if they wish.

*Please note that participants must bring their own laptop with Rails installed (installation instructions, as well as contacts for installation questions, will be sent to the registrants a week before the workshop). 

Learn more about Code4LibNYC at this site: http://libguides.metro.org/code4libnyc

Prerequisite knowledge/experience:
We expect participants with a wide range of previous web technology skill-sets, and the leaders will try to best adapt to the needs of the particular group. The Blacklight workshop will focus on people who have just completed the morning Rails workshop as well as seasoned web developers who are looking to learn more about Blacklight in particular.

Who should attend:
This workshop is open to all librarians or library-focused developers who want to learn how to work with the Blacklight discovery interface.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • have installed and run an instance of Blacklight
  • better understand Blacklight's components and configuration
  • have a more complete idea of what roles web development plays in creating library websites and discovery interfaces


Planning to attend both sessions?
 Use discount code JAN22C4L to receive a $5.00 discount on each registration.



Please take a moment to review METRO's
Community Expectations. Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures. 

Organizer This event is co-sponsored by METRO & Code4LibNYC

When?

Thu, Jan. 22, 2015
1:30 p.m. - 5 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