Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-17 Thread David A. Faler
I'd like a basic session as well.  Something for people like me that hear Solr 
is great, but aren't even sure exactly what it is.

Also, is there a conference price, or is it just the hotel room?  I can't find 
anything on the website price wise other than $119/night for the hotel.

Thank you,

David Faler
IT Quality Control and Testing
The Library Corporation


- Declan Fleming dflem...@ucsd.edu wrote:

 Hi - I understand that getting a package up and running can be fairly
 quick, but going over simple (then complex) examples really helps me
 fully understand what's happening.  Remember those perl by Example
 books?  I loved that approach to showing concretely what happens
 every
 step of the way.  It probably seems dead simple once you've climbed
 the
 learning curve, I just haven't had the time committed to do that yet,
 especially in a space with people who could help me.
 
 Yes, it IS all about me.  ;)
 
 D
 
 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf
 Of
 Gabriel Farrell
 Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 4:11 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals
 
 On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +, Jodi Schneider wrote:
  If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the
 morning.
  Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.
  
  Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.
  
  Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a
 conference
  breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced
 session!
 
 The preconfs should be as inclusive as possible, but I'm wondering if
 the Solr session might be more beneficial if we dive into the
 particulars right off the bat in the morning.  There are only a few
 steps to get Solr up and running -- it's in the configuration for our
 custom needs that the advice of a certain Mr. Hatcher can really be
 helpful.  
 
 You're right, though, that the NGC thing sounds more like a BOF
 session.
 I'd support that in order to attend a full preconf day of Solr.  
 
 
 Gabriel


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-17 Thread Michael J. Giarlo
David,

There is a registration fee for the conference, but it appears to have
fallen out of the template this year.  It's traditionally hovered
around $120.

-Mike



On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 08:13, David A. Faler dfa...@tlcdelivers.com wrote:
 I'd like a basic session as well.  Something for people like me that hear 
 Solr is great, but aren't even sure exactly what it is.

 Also, is there a conference price, or is it just the hotel room?  I can't 
 find anything on the website price wise other than $119/night for the hotel.

 Thank you,

 David Faler
 IT Quality Control and Testing
 The Library Corporation


 - Declan Fleming dflem...@ucsd.edu wrote:

 Hi - I understand that getting a package up and running can be fairly
 quick, but going over simple (then complex) examples really helps me
 fully understand what's happening.  Remember those perl by Example
 books?  I loved that approach to showing concretely what happens
 every
 step of the way.  It probably seems dead simple once you've climbed
 the
 learning curve, I just haven't had the time committed to do that yet,
 especially in a space with people who could help me.

 Yes, it IS all about me.  ;)

 D

 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf
 Of
 Gabriel Farrell
 Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 4:11 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

 On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +, Jodi Schneider wrote:
  If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the
 morning.
  Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.
 
  Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.
 
  Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a
 conference
  breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced
 session!

 The preconfs should be as inclusive as possible, but I'm wondering if
 the Solr session might be more beneficial if we dive into the
 particulars right off the bat in the morning.  There are only a few
 steps to get Solr up and running -- it's in the configuration for our
 custom needs that the advice of a certain Mr. Hatcher can really be
 helpful.

 You're right, though, that the NGC thing sounds more like a BOF
 session.
 I'd support that in order to attend a full preconf day of Solr.


 Gabriel



Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-17 Thread Fleming, Declan
Heh, Declan can't even make Declan do pushups... ;)

D

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of
Bess Sadler
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 5:25 AM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

Dear David and Declan,

It sounds like you're both looking for Solr White Belt which I am  
planning to teach. Can't wait to see you there!

So, if we're going with this karate theme, does that mean I can make  
Declan do pushups when he acts out?

See http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/2010_Preconference_Proposals  
for the current pre-conf descriptions.

Bess

On 17-Nov-09, at 8:13 AM, David A. Faler wrote:

 I'd like a basic session as well.  Something for people like me that  
 hear Solr is great, but aren't even sure exactly what it is.

 Also, is there a conference price, or is it just the hotel room?  I  
 can't find anything on the website price wise other than $119/night  
 for the hotel.

 Thank you,

 David Faler
 IT Quality Control and Testing
 The Library Corporation


 - Declan Fleming dflem...@ucsd.edu wrote:

 Hi - I understand that getting a package up and running can be fairly
 quick, but going over simple (then complex) examples really helps me
 fully understand what's happening.  Remember those perl by Example
 books?  I loved that approach to showing concretely what happens
 every
 step of the way.  It probably seems dead simple once you've climbed
 the
 learning curve, I just haven't had the time committed to do that yet,
 especially in a space with people who could help me.

 Yes, it IS all about me.  ;)

 D

 -Original Message-
 From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf
 Of
 Gabriel Farrell
 Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 4:11 PM
 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

 On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +, Jodi Schneider wrote:
 If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the
 morning.
 Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.

 Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.

 Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a
 conference
 breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced
 session!


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-16 Thread Michael Beccaria
I can't make it to c4l this year :( But knowing that the preconferences
are really very valuable, if there is a way that this information could
be recorded and placed online like the main presentations that would be
amazing!

Mike Beccaria
Systems Librarian
Head of Digital Initiatives
Paul Smith's College
518.327.6376


-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of
Bess Sadler
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 11:26 AM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

Hey, how about this? I've been discussing this off list with Erik and  
Naomi and this is what we came up with (I also added it to the wiki):

This is a proposal for several pre-conference sessions that would fit  
together nicely for people interested in implementing a next-gen  
catalog system.

1. Morning session - solr white belt
Instructor: Bess Sadler (anyone else want to join me?)
The journey of solr mastery begins with installation. We will then  
proceed to data types, indexing, querying, and inner harmony. You will  
leave this session with enough information to start running a solr  
service with your own data.

2. Morning session - solr black belt
Instructors: Erik Hatcher (and Naomi Dushay? she has offered to help,  
if that's of interest)
Amaze your friends with your ability to combine boolean and weighted  
searching. Confound your enemies with your mastery of the secrets of  
dismax. Leave slow queries in the dust as you performance tune solr  
within an inch of its life. [We should probably add more specific  
advanced topics here... suggestions welcome]

3. Afternoon session - Blacklight
Instructors: Naomi Dushay, Jessie Keck, and Bess Sadler
Apply your solr skills to running Blacklight as a front end for your  
library catalog, institutional repository, or anything you can index  
into solr. We'll cover installation, source control with git, local  
modifications, test driving development, and writing object-specific  
behaviors. You'll leave this workshop ready to revolutionize discovery  
at your library. Solr white belts or black belts are welcome.

And then anyone else who had a topic that built on solr (e.g.,  
vufind?) could add it in the afternoon. Obviously I'm biased, but I  
really do think the topic of implementing a next gen catalog is meaty  
enough for a half day and I know people are asking me about it and  
eager to attend such a thing.

What do you think, folks?

Bess

On 12-Nov-09, at 4:10 PM, Gabriel Farrell wrote:

 On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +, Jodi Schneider wrote:
 If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the  
 morning.
 Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.

 Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.

 Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a  
 conference
 breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced session!

 The preconfs should be as inclusive as possible, but I'm wondering if
 the Solr session might be more beneficial if we dive into the
 particulars right off the bat in the morning.  There are only a few
 steps to get Solr up and running -- it's in the configuration for our
 custom needs that the advice of a certain Mr. Hatcher can really be
 helpful.

 You're right, though, that the NGC thing sounds more like a BOF  
 session.
 I'd support that in order to attend a full preconf day of Solr.


 Gabriel

Elizabeth (Bess) Sadler
Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment
Box 400129
Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904

b...@virginia.edu
(434) 243-2305


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-16 Thread Fleming, Declan
Hi - I'd also like a basic, get it running from scratch primer half day.
Something with meaty examples that hit on what solr is best at.  I get
solr in a strategic sense, but I'd love to have seen it actually work
experientially. 

D

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of
Jodi Schneider
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 6:48 AM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the morning.
Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.

Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.

Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a conference
breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced session!

-Jodi

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Kevin S. Clarke kscla...@gmail.com
wrote:

 On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Erik Hatcher erikhatc...@mac.com
wrote:
   I could be game for a half day
  session.  It could be either an introductory Solr class, get up and
 running
  with Solr (+ Blacklight, of course).  Or maybe a more advanced
session on
  topics like leveraging dismax, Solr performance and scalability
tuning,
 and
  so on, or maybe a freer form Solr hackathon session where I'd be
there to
  help with hurdles or answer questions.
 
  Thoughts?  Suggestions?

 I think that'd be great.  I'd be more interested in a more advanced
 session personally (dismax, tuning, etc.)

 Thanks!
 Kevin



Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-16 Thread Fleming, Declan
Hi - I understand that getting a package up and running can be fairly
quick, but going over simple (then complex) examples really helps me
fully understand what's happening.  Remember those perl by Example
books?  I loved that approach to showing concretely what happens every
step of the way.  It probably seems dead simple once you've climbed the
learning curve, I just haven't had the time committed to do that yet,
especially in a space with people who could help me.

Yes, it IS all about me.  ;)

D

-Original Message-
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of
Gabriel Farrell
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 4:11 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +, Jodi Schneider wrote:
 If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the
morning.
 Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.
 
 Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.
 
 Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a
conference
 breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced session!

The preconfs should be as inclusive as possible, but I'm wondering if
the Solr session might be more beneficial if we dive into the
particulars right off the bat in the morning.  There are only a few
steps to get Solr up and running -- it's in the configuration for our
custom needs that the advice of a certain Mr. Hatcher can really be
helpful.  

You're right, though, that the NGC thing sounds more like a BOF session.
I'd support that in order to attend a full preconf day of Solr.  


Gabriel


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-14 Thread John Fereira


On 13-Nov-09, at 10:29 AM, Cary Gordon wrote:


I might be able to help with the white belt. Do I get to wear one of
those padded suits?


It should probably be mandatory.  Aren't you glad they're modeling the 
pre-conf after karate, and not sumo wresting?


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-13 Thread Bess Sadler
Hey, how about this? I've been discussing this off list with Erik and  
Naomi and this is what we came up with (I also added it to the wiki):


This is a proposal for several pre-conference sessions that would fit  
together nicely for people interested in implementing a next-gen  
catalog system.


1. Morning session - solr white belt
Instructor: Bess Sadler (anyone else want to join me?)
The journey of solr mastery begins with installation. We will then  
proceed to data types, indexing, querying, and inner harmony. You will  
leave this session with enough information to start running a solr  
service with your own data.


2. Morning session - solr black belt
Instructors: Erik Hatcher (and Naomi Dushay? she has offered to help,  
if that's of interest)
Amaze your friends with your ability to combine boolean and weighted  
searching. Confound your enemies with your mastery of the secrets of  
dismax. Leave slow queries in the dust as you performance tune solr  
within an inch of its life. [We should probably add more specific  
advanced topics here... suggestions welcome]


3. Afternoon session - Blacklight
Instructors: Naomi Dushay, Jessie Keck, and Bess Sadler
Apply your solr skills to running Blacklight as a front end for your  
library catalog, institutional repository, or anything you can index  
into solr. We'll cover installation, source control with git, local  
modifications, test driving development, and writing object-specific  
behaviors. You'll leave this workshop ready to revolutionize discovery  
at your library. Solr white belts or black belts are welcome.


And then anyone else who had a topic that built on solr (e.g.,  
vufind?) could add it in the afternoon. Obviously I'm biased, but I  
really do think the topic of implementing a next gen catalog is meaty  
enough for a half day and I know people are asking me about it and  
eager to attend such a thing.


What do you think, folks?

Bess

On 12-Nov-09, at 4:10 PM, Gabriel Farrell wrote:


On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +, Jodi Schneider wrote:
If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the  
morning.

Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.

Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.

Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a  
conference

breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced session!


The preconfs should be as inclusive as possible, but I'm wondering if
the Solr session might be more beneficial if we dive into the
particulars right off the bat in the morning.  There are only a few
steps to get Solr up and running -- it's in the configuration for our
custom needs that the advice of a certain Mr. Hatcher can really be
helpful.

You're right, though, that the NGC thing sounds more like a BOF  
session.

I'd support that in order to attend a full preconf day of Solr.


Gabriel


Elizabeth (Bess) Sadler
Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment
Box 400129
Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904

b...@virginia.edu
(434) 243-2305



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Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-13 Thread Walter Lewis
On 13 Nov 09, at 11:25 AM, Bess Sadler wrote:

 1. Morning session - solr white belt
 [delightful descriptions snipped]
 2. Morning session - solr black belt
 3. Afternoon session - Blacklight

Is there any chance that the black belt session needs to be/should be a two 
parter and run through the afternoon as well?  ... or repeat for those who have 
just acquired their white belts but are headed in different directions?

Walter
  who is happy to get all the direction on solr he can find


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-13 Thread McDonald, Robert H.
This looks like a great set of pre-conferences - especially since they are
built around Solr.

Robert



On 11/13/09 11:25 AM, Bess Sadler eo...@virginia.edu wrote:

 Hey, how about this? I've been discussing this off list with Erik and
 Naomi and this is what we came up with (I also added it to the wiki):
 
 This is a proposal for several pre-conference sessions that would fit
 together nicely for people interested in implementing a next-gen
 catalog system.
 
 1. Morning session - solr white belt
 Instructor: Bess Sadler (anyone else want to join me?)
 The journey of solr mastery begins with installation. We will then
 proceed to data types, indexing, querying, and inner harmony. You will
 leave this session with enough information to start running a solr
 service with your own data.
 
 2. Morning session - solr black belt
 Instructors: Erik Hatcher (and Naomi Dushay? she has offered to help,
 if that's of interest)
 Amaze your friends with your ability to combine boolean and weighted
 searching. Confound your enemies with your mastery of the secrets of
 dismax. Leave slow queries in the dust as you performance tune solr
 within an inch of its life. [We should probably add more specific
 advanced topics here... suggestions welcome]
 
 3. Afternoon session - Blacklight
 Instructors: Naomi Dushay, Jessie Keck, and Bess Sadler
 Apply your solr skills to running Blacklight as a front end for your
 library catalog, institutional repository, or anything you can index
 into solr. We'll cover installation, source control with git, local
 modifications, test driving development, and writing object-specific
 behaviors. You'll leave this workshop ready to revolutionize discovery
 at your library. Solr white belts or black belts are welcome.
 
 And then anyone else who had a topic that built on solr (e.g.,
 vufind?) could add it in the afternoon. Obviously I'm biased, but I
 really do think the topic of implementing a next gen catalog is meaty
 enough for a half day and I know people are asking me about it and
 eager to attend such a thing.
 
 What do you think, folks?
 
 Bess
 
 On 12-Nov-09, at 4:10 PM, Gabriel Farrell wrote:
 
 On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +, Jodi Schneider wrote:
 If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the
 morning.
 Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.
 
 Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.
 
 Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a
 conference
 breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced session!
 
 The preconfs should be as inclusive as possible, but I'm wondering if
 the Solr session might be more beneficial if we dive into the
 particulars right off the bat in the morning.  There are only a few
 steps to get Solr up and running -- it's in the configuration for our
 custom needs that the advice of a certain Mr. Hatcher can really be
 helpful.
 
 You're right, though, that the NGC thing sounds more like a BOF
 session.
 I'd support that in order to attend a full preconf day of Solr.
 
 
 Gabriel
 
 Elizabeth (Bess) Sadler
 Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment
 Box 400129
 Alderman Library
 University of Virginia
 Charlottesville, VA 22904
 
 b...@virginia.edu
 (434) 243-2305
 

**
Robert H. McDonald
Associate Dean for Library Technologies
Associate Director, Data to Insight Center-Pervasive Technology Institute
Frye Leadership Institute Fellow 2009
Indiana University
Herman B Wells Library 234
1320 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-856-4834
Email: rob...@indiana.edu
Skype/GTalk: rhmcdonald
AIM/MSN: rhmcdonald1


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-13 Thread Erik Hatcher
+1, Bess!  I'm especially psyched for the kata demonstrations and  
sparring matches we'll have at the end of the session :)


I'll tinker with the advanced session description a bit when I can,  
but let's run with that for the time being.  I'm happy to have Noami  
join me however she likes.


Erik


On Nov 13, 2009, at 11:25 AM, Bess Sadler wrote:

Hey, how about this? I've been discussing this off list with Erik  
and Naomi and this is what we came up with (I also added it to the  
wiki):


This is a proposal for several pre-conference sessions that would  
fit together nicely for people interested in implementing a next-gen  
catalog system.


1. Morning session - solr white belt
Instructor: Bess Sadler (anyone else want to join me?)
The journey of solr mastery begins with installation. We will then  
proceed to data types, indexing, querying, and inner harmony. You  
will leave this session with enough information to start running a  
solr service with your own data.


2. Morning session - solr black belt
Instructors: Erik Hatcher (and Naomi Dushay? she has offered to  
help, if that's of interest)
Amaze your friends with your ability to combine boolean and weighted  
searching. Confound your enemies with your mastery of the secrets of  
dismax. Leave slow queries in the dust as you performance tune solr  
within an inch of its life. [We should probably add more specific  
advanced topics here... suggestions welcome]


3. Afternoon session - Blacklight
Instructors: Naomi Dushay, Jessie Keck, and Bess Sadler
Apply your solr skills to running Blacklight as a front end for your  
library catalog, institutional repository, or anything you can index  
into solr. We'll cover installation, source control with git, local  
modifications, test driving development, and writing object-specific  
behaviors. You'll leave this workshop ready to revolutionize  
discovery at your library. Solr white belts or black belts are  
welcome.


And then anyone else who had a topic that built on solr (e.g.,  
vufind?) could add it in the afternoon. Obviously I'm biased, but I  
really do think the topic of implementing a next gen catalog is  
meaty enough for a half day and I know people are asking me about it  
and eager to attend such a thing.


What do you think, folks?

Bess

On 12-Nov-09, at 4:10 PM, Gabriel Farrell wrote:


On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +, Jodi Schneider wrote:
If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the  
morning.

Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.

Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.

Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a  
conference

breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced session!


The preconfs should be as inclusive as possible, but I'm wondering if
the Solr session might be more beneficial if we dive into the
particulars right off the bat in the morning.  There are only a few
steps to get Solr up and running -- it's in the configuration for our
custom needs that the advice of a certain Mr. Hatcher can really be
helpful.

You're right, though, that the NGC thing sounds more like a BOF  
session.

I'd support that in order to attend a full preconf day of Solr.


Gabriel


Elizabeth (Bess) Sadler
Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment
Box 400129
Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904

b...@virginia.edu
(434) 243-2305



Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-13 Thread Gabriel Farrell
On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 11:42:53AM -0500, Walter Lewis wrote:
 On 13 Nov 09, at 11:25 AM, Bess Sadler wrote:
 
  1. Morning session - solr white belt
  [delightful descriptions snipped]
  2. Morning session - solr black belt
  3. Afternoon session - Blacklight
 
 Is there any chance that the black belt session needs to be/should be a two 
 parter and run through the afternoon as well?  ... or repeat for those who 
 have just acquired their white belts but are headed in different directions?

Agreed on morning and afternoon black belt sessions for all those who
desire dark Solr.


Gabriel


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-13 Thread Jason Stirnaman
+1 I'd never leave the dojo.

 Agreed on morning and afternoon black belt sessions for all those
who
 desire dark Solr.

-- 

Jason Stirnaman
 


 On 11/13/2009 at 11:01 AM, in message
20091113170101.gd4...@manheim.library.drexel.edu, Gabriel Farrell
g...@rc98.net wrote:
 On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 11:42:53AM -0500, Walter Lewis wrote:
 On 13 Nov 09, at 11:25 AM, Bess Sadler wrote:
 
  1. Morning session - solr white belt
  [delightful descriptions snipped]
  2. Morning session - solr black belt
  3. Afternoon session - Blacklight
 
 Is there any chance that the black belt session needs to be/should
be a two 
 parter and run through the afternoon as well?  ... or repeat for
those who 
 have just acquired their white belts but are headed in different
directions?
 
 Agreed on morning and afternoon black belt sessions for all those
who
 desire dark Solr.
 
 
 Gabriel


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-13 Thread Erik Hatcher

On Nov 13, 2009, at 11:42 AM, Walter Lewis wrote:


On 13 Nov 09, at 11:25 AM, Bess Sadler wrote:


1. Morning session - solr white belt
[delightful descriptions snipped]
2. Morning session - solr black belt
3. Afternoon session - Blacklight


Is there any chance that the black belt session needs to be/should  
be a two parter and run through the afternoon as well?  ... or  
repeat for those who have just acquired their white belts but are  
headed in different directions?


I'd hate to miss the Blacklight session myself though!

How about a compromise?  In that I'll do the morning advanced Solr  
session as proposed and then gladly make myself available for the  
remainder of the conference for any folks that have specific questions/ 
issues with Solr.


Erik


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-13 Thread Cary Gordon
I might be able to help with the white belt. Do I get to wear one of
those padded suits?

Cary

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 8:25 AM, Bess Sadler eo...@virginia.edu wrote:
 Hey, how about this? I've been discussing this off list with Erik and Naomi
 and this is what we came up with (I also added it to the wiki):

 This is a proposal for several pre-conference sessions that would fit
 together nicely for people interested in implementing a next-gen catalog
 system.

 1. Morning session - solr white belt
 Instructor: Bess Sadler (anyone else want to join me?)
 The journey of solr mastery begins with installation. We will then proceed
 to data types, indexing, querying, and inner harmony. You will leave this
 session with enough information to start running a solr service with your
 own data.

 2. Morning session - solr black belt
 Instructors: Erik Hatcher (and Naomi Dushay? she has offered to help, if
 that's of interest)
 Amaze your friends with your ability to combine boolean and weighted
 searching. Confound your enemies with your mastery of the secrets of dismax.
 Leave slow queries in the dust as you performance tune solr within an inch
 of its life. [We should probably add more specific advanced topics here...
 suggestions welcome]

 3. Afternoon session - Blacklight
 Instructors: Naomi Dushay, Jessie Keck, and Bess Sadler
 Apply your solr skills to running Blacklight as a front end for your library
 catalog, institutional repository, or anything you can index into solr.
 We'll cover installation, source control with git, local modifications, test
 driving development, and writing object-specific behaviors. You'll leave
 this workshop ready to revolutionize discovery at your library. Solr white
 belts or black belts are welcome.

 And then anyone else who had a topic that built on solr (e.g., vufind?)
 could add it in the afternoon. Obviously I'm biased, but I really do think
 the topic of implementing a next gen catalog is meaty enough for a half day
 and I know people are asking me about it and eager to attend such a thing.

 What do you think, folks?

 Bess

 On 12-Nov-09, at 4:10 PM, Gabriel Farrell wrote:

 On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +, Jodi Schneider wrote:

 If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the morning.
 Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.

 Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.

 Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a conference
 breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced session!

 The preconfs should be as inclusive as possible, but I'm wondering if
 the Solr session might be more beneficial if we dive into the
 particulars right off the bat in the morning.  There are only a few
 steps to get Solr up and running -- it's in the configuration for our
 custom needs that the advice of a certain Mr. Hatcher can really be
 helpful.

 You're right, though, that the NGC thing sounds more like a BOF session.
 I'd support that in order to attend a full preconf day of Solr.


 Gabriel

 Elizabeth (Bess) Sadler
 Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment
 Box 400129
 Alderman Library
 University of Virginia
 Charlottesville, VA 22904

 b...@virginia.edu
 (434) 243-2305





-- 
Cary Gordon
The Cherry Hill Company
http://chillco.com


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-13 Thread Bess Sadler
Cary, that would be great! I'll contact you off-list so we can make  
our lesson plan. Anyone else want to join us?


Bess

On 13-Nov-09, at 10:29 AM, Cary Gordon wrote:


I might be able to help with the white belt. Do I get to wear one of
those padded suits?

Cary


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Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals - solr

2009-11-13 Thread Naomi Dushay

On Nov 13, 2009, at 8:47 AM, Erik Hatcher wrote:

+1, Bess!  I'm especially psyched for the kata demonstrations and  
sparring matches we'll have at the end of the session :)


I'll tinker with the advanced session description a bit when I can,  
but let's run with that for the time being.  I'm happy to have Noami  
join me however she likes.


I'll be the eye candy!



Erik


On Nov 13, 2009, at 11:25 AM, Bess Sadler wrote:

Hey, how about this? I've been discussing this off list with Erik  
and Naomi and this is what we came up with (I also added it to the  
wiki):


This is a proposal for several pre-conference sessions that would  
fit together nicely for people interested in implementing a next- 
gen catalog system.


1. Morning session - solr white belt
Instructor: Bess Sadler (anyone else want to join me?)
The journey of solr mastery begins with installation. We will then  
proceed to data types, indexing, querying, and inner harmony. You  
will leave this session with enough information to start running a  
solr service with your own data.


2. Morning session - solr black belt
Instructors: Erik Hatcher (and Naomi Dushay? she has offered to  
help, if that's of interest)
Amaze your friends with your ability to combine boolean and  
weighted searching. Confound your enemies with your mastery of the  
secrets of dismax. Leave slow queries in the dust as you  
performance tune solr within an inch of its life. [We should  
probably add more specific advanced topics here... suggestions  
welcome]


3. Afternoon session - Blacklight
Instructors: Naomi Dushay, Jessie Keck, and Bess Sadler
Apply your solr skills to running Blacklight as a front end for  
your library catalog, institutional repository, or anything you can  
index into solr. We'll cover installation, source control with git,  
local modifications, test driving development, and writing object- 
specific behaviors. You'll leave this workshop ready to  
revolutionize discovery at your library. Solr white belts or black  
belts are welcome.


And then anyone else who had a topic that built on solr (e.g.,  
vufind?) could add it in the afternoon. Obviously I'm biased, but I  
really do think the topic of implementing a next gen catalog is  
meaty enough for a half day and I know people are asking me about  
it and eager to attend such a thing.


What do you think, folks?

Bess

On 12-Nov-09, at 4:10 PM, Gabriel Farrell wrote:


On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +, Jodi Schneider wrote:
If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the  
morning.

Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.

Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.

Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a  
conference
breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced  
session!


The preconfs should be as inclusive as possible, but I'm wondering  
if

the Solr session might be more beneficial if we dive into the
particulars right off the bat in the morning.  There are only a few
steps to get Solr up and running -- it's in the configuration for  
our

custom needs that the advice of a certain Mr. Hatcher can really be
helpful.

You're right, though, that the NGC thing sounds more like a BOF  
session.

I'd support that in order to attend a full preconf day of Solr.


Gabriel


Elizabeth (Bess) Sadler
Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment
Box 400129
Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904

b...@virginia.edu
(434) 243-2305



Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-12 Thread Erik Hatcher

On Nov 11, 2009, at 6:46 PM, Naomi Dushay wrote:

What do you think about the Solr part having some specific goodies  
like:


+1 to it all!


lots on dismax magic

how to do fielded searching (author/title/subject) with dismax

how to do browsing (termsComponent query, then fielded query to get  
matching docs)


how to do boolean  (use lucene QP, or fake it with dismax)


Or, use the new Lucid contributed extended dismax parser ;)

  https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-1553

Erik


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-12 Thread Gabriel Farrell
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 06:41:20AM -0800, Bess Sadler wrote:
 +1 from me on this, no surprise. :)
 
 What if we did a next gen catalog day thing? We could spend the
 morning on solr, which many projects have in common, in the morning,
 and then in the afternoon have sessions that build on top of solr
 (vufind, blacklight, kochief, etc.) We were going to submit a
 proposal for a blacklight pre-conference regardless, but it makes a
 lot of sense to do something more coordinated, and it particularly
 makes sense to ensure that as many people as possible can take
 advantage of Erik's presence and expertise.

Great idea, Bess.  Advanced Solr in the morning, including extended
dismax, query weighting, and solrmarc.  Then more general NGC stuff in
the afternoon, such as options for pulling data in and pushing it out,
how best to display various collections, etc.


Gabriel


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-12 Thread Gabriel Farrell
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +, Jodi Schneider wrote:
 If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the morning.
 Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.
 
 Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.
 
 Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a conference
 breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced session!

The preconfs should be as inclusive as possible, but I'm wondering if
the Solr session might be more beneficial if we dive into the
particulars right off the bat in the morning.  There are only a few
steps to get Solr up and running -- it's in the configuration for our
custom needs that the advice of a certain Mr. Hatcher can really be
helpful.  

You're right, though, that the NGC thing sounds more like a BOF session.
I'd support that in order to attend a full preconf day of Solr.  


Gabriel


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-12 Thread Gabriel Farrell
On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 09:02:09AM -0500, Erik Hatcher wrote:
 Or, use the new Lucid contributed extended dismax parser ;)
 
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-1553
 
   Erik

This looks sweet, Erik.  Many thanks for sharing.


Gabriel


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-11 Thread Naomi Dushay

yes, tuning!  - NaomI

On Nov 10, 2009, at 6:43 AM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Erik Hatcher erikhatc...@mac.com  
wrote:

 I could be game for a half day
session.  It could be either an introductory Solr class, get up and  
running
with Solr (+ Blacklight, of course).  Or maybe a more advanced  
session on
topics like leveraging dismax, Solr performance and scalability  
tuning, and
so on, or maybe a freer form Solr hackathon session where I'd be  
there to

help with hurdles or answer questions.

Thoughts?  Suggestions?


I think that'd be great.  I'd be more interested in a more advanced
session personally (dismax, tuning, etc.)

Thanks!
Kevin


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-11 Thread Naomi Dushay

What do you think about the Solr part having some specific goodies like:


lots on dismax magic

how to do fielded searching (author/title/subject) with dismax

how to do browsing (termsComponent query, then fielded query to get  
matching docs)


how to do boolean  (use lucene QP, or fake it with dismax)

- Naomi


On Nov 10, 2009, at 5:38 AM, Erik Hatcher wrote:

I'm interested presenting something Solr+library related at c4l10.   
I'm soliciting ideas from the community on what angle makes the most  
sense.  At first I was thinking a regular conference talk proposal,  
but perhaps a preconference session would be better.  I could be  
game for a half day session.  It could be either an introductory  
Solr class, get up and running with Solr (+ Blacklight, of course).   
Or maybe a more advanced session on topics like leveraging dismax,  
Solr performance and scalability tuning, and so on, or maybe a freer  
form Solr hackathon session where I'd be there to help with hurdles  
or answer questions.


Thoughts?  Suggestions?   Anything I can do to help the library  
world with Solr is fair game - let me know.


Thanks,
Erik

On Nov 9, 2009, at 9:55 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:


Hi all,

It's time again to collect proposals for Code4Lib 2010 preconference
sessions.  We have space for six full day sessions (or 12 half day
sessions (or some combination of the two)).  If we get more than we
can accommodate, we'll vote... but I don't think we will (take that  
as

a challenge to propose lots of interesting preconference sessions).
Like last year, attendees will pay $12.50 for a half day or $25 for
the whole day.  The preconference space will be in the hotel so we'll
have wireless available.  If you have a preconference idea, send it  
to
this list, to me, or to the code4libcon planning list.  We'll put  
them

up on the wiki once we start receiving them.  Some possible ideas?  A
Drupal in libraries session? LOD part two?  An OCLC webservices
hackathon?  Send the proposals along...

Thanks,
Kevin


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-11 Thread Michael B. Klein
Distributed search!

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 5:38 AM, Erik Hatcher erikhatc...@mac.com wrote:

 I'm interested presenting something Solr+library related at c4l10.  I'm
 soliciting ideas from the community on what angle makes the most sense.  At
 first I was thinking a regular conference talk proposal, but perhaps a
 preconference session would be better.  I could be game for a half day
 session.  It could be either an introductory Solr class, get up and running
 with Solr (+ Blacklight, of course).  Or maybe a more advanced session on
 topics like leveraging dismax, Solr performance and scalability tuning, and
 so on, or maybe a freer form Solr hackathon session where I'd be there to
 help with hurdles or answer questions.

 Thoughts?  Suggestions?   Anything I can do to help the library world with
 Solr is fair game - let me know.

 Thanks,
Erik


 On Nov 9, 2009, at 9:55 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:

  Hi all,

 It's time again to collect proposals for Code4Lib 2010 preconference
 sessions.  We have space for six full day sessions (or 12 half day
 sessions (or some combination of the two)).  If we get more than we
 can accommodate, we'll vote... but I don't think we will (take that as
 a challenge to propose lots of interesting preconference sessions).
 Like last year, attendees will pay $12.50 for a half day or $25 for
 the whole day.  The preconference space will be in the hotel so we'll
 have wireless available.  If you have a preconference idea, send it to
 this list, to me, or to the code4libcon planning list.  We'll put them
 up on the wiki once we start receiving them.  Some possible ideas?  A
 Drupal in libraries session? LOD part two?  An OCLC webservices
 hackathon?  Send the proposals along...

 Thanks,
 Kevin




Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-10 Thread Erik Hatcher
I'm interested presenting something Solr+library related at c4l10.   
I'm soliciting ideas from the community on what angle makes the most  
sense.  At first I was thinking a regular conference talk proposal,  
but perhaps a preconference session would be better.  I could be game  
for a half day session.  It could be either an introductory Solr  
class, get up and running with Solr (+ Blacklight, of course).  Or  
maybe a more advanced session on topics like leveraging dismax, Solr  
performance and scalability tuning, and so on, or maybe a freer form  
Solr hackathon session where I'd be there to help with hurdles or  
answer questions.


Thoughts?  Suggestions?   Anything I can do to help the library world  
with Solr is fair game - let me know.


Thanks,
Erik

On Nov 9, 2009, at 9:55 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:


Hi all,

It's time again to collect proposals for Code4Lib 2010 preconference
sessions.  We have space for six full day sessions (or 12 half day
sessions (or some combination of the two)).  If we get more than we
can accommodate, we'll vote... but I don't think we will (take that as
a challenge to propose lots of interesting preconference sessions).
Like last year, attendees will pay $12.50 for a half day or $25 for
the whole day.  The preconference space will be in the hotel so we'll
have wireless available.  If you have a preconference idea, send it to
this list, to me, or to the code4libcon planning list.  We'll put them
up on the wiki once we start receiving them.  Some possible ideas?  A
Drupal in libraries session? LOD part two?  An OCLC webservices
hackathon?  Send the proposals along...

Thanks,
Kevin


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-10 Thread Andrew Ashton
This isn't enough  for a whole session or workshop, but we've been using
Solr for a lot of small-to-medium-sized projects, and I've been interested
in ways to optimize an environment to host a lot of little Solr instances
(multicore?).

I've also been working a bit with Solango (Solr  Django) and am interested
in what kind of development is happening with Solr connectors for simple
webapp frameworks like that.

-Andy

Just one topic to toss out there.


On 11/10/09 8:38 AM, Erik Hatcher erikhatc...@mac.com wrote:

 I'm interested presenting something Solr+library related at c4l10.
 I'm soliciting ideas from the community on what angle makes the most
 sense.  At first I was thinking a regular conference talk proposal,
 but perhaps a preconference session would be better.  I could be game
 for a half day session.  It could be either an introductory Solr
 class, get up and running with Solr (+ Blacklight, of course).  Or
 maybe a more advanced session on topics like leveraging dismax, Solr
 performance and scalability tuning, and so on, or maybe a freer form
 Solr hackathon session where I'd be there to help with hurdles or
 answer questions.
 
 Thoughts?  Suggestions?   Anything I can do to help the library world
 with Solr is fair game - let me know.
 
 Thanks,
 Erik
 
 On Nov 9, 2009, at 9:55 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:
 
 Hi all,
 
 It's time again to collect proposals for Code4Lib 2010 preconference
 sessions.  We have space for six full day sessions (or 12 half day
 sessions (or some combination of the two)).  If we get more than we
 can accommodate, we'll vote... but I don't think we will (take that as
 a challenge to propose lots of interesting preconference sessions).
 Like last year, attendees will pay $12.50 for a half day or $25 for
 the whole day.  The preconference space will be in the hotel so we'll
 have wireless available.  If you have a preconference idea, send it to
 this list, to me, or to the code4libcon planning list.  We'll put them
 up on the wiki once we start receiving them.  Some possible ideas?  A
 Drupal in libraries session? LOD part two?  An OCLC webservices
 hackathon?  Send the proposals along...
 
 Thanks,
 Kevin


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-10 Thread Kevin S. Clarke
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Erik Hatcher erikhatc...@mac.com wrote:
  I could be game for a half day
 session.  It could be either an introductory Solr class, get up and running
 with Solr (+ Blacklight, of course).  Or maybe a more advanced session on
 topics like leveraging dismax, Solr performance and scalability tuning, and
 so on, or maybe a freer form Solr hackathon session where I'd be there to
 help with hurdles or answer questions.

 Thoughts?  Suggestions?

I think that'd be great.  I'd be more interested in a more advanced
session personally (dismax, tuning, etc.)

Thanks!
Kevin


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-10 Thread Jodi Schneider
If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the morning.
Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.

Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.

Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a conference
breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced session!

-Jodi

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Kevin S. Clarke kscla...@gmail.com wrote:

 On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Erik Hatcher erikhatc...@mac.com wrote:
   I could be game for a half day
  session.  It could be either an introductory Solr class, get up and
 running
  with Solr (+ Blacklight, of course).  Or maybe a more advanced session on
  topics like leveraging dismax, Solr performance and scalability tuning,
 and
  so on, or maybe a freer form Solr hackathon session where I'd be there to
  help with hurdles or answer questions.
 
  Thoughts?  Suggestions?

 I think that'd be great.  I'd be more interested in a more advanced
 session personally (dismax, tuning, etc.)

 Thanks!
 Kevin



Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-10 Thread Becky Yoose
I like the Hacker 101/102/201/202 idea. While you do have a lot of
seasoned programmers at c4l, others (and myself) haven't quite yet
broken that barrier between the mundane and programming
enlightenment/zen. I've met quite a few folks in that situation at the
last c4l, and I'm sure many would appreciate such a session so they
can get up to speed.

Thanks,
Becky

Still working on opening that third eye of hers...

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Dan Chudnov daniel.chud...@gmail.com wrote:

  - Hacker 101/102/201/202, a friendly session to help people still newish
 with the coding thing to get up to speed a little more

 I'd be happy to propose and run the second, especially if I could find a
 co-conspirator.  If Chick is up for running the first, I'd sign up to help
 him.


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-10 Thread Jay Luker
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Dan Chudnov daniel.chud...@gmail.com wrote:

  - Heckle Me, based on the example/ideas behind Chick's lightning talk
 last year


The PDF of chick's slides is 404-ing [1]. Can someone remind me what
this was about?

--jay

1 http://code4lib.org/conference/2009/chicks-lightning.pdf


Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-10 Thread Tom Keays
Bad URL there. The real one is
http://code4lib.org/files/chicks-lightning.pdf (that's where all the
other lightning talks were stored).

t

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Jay Luker jay.lu...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Dan Chudnov daniel.chud...@gmail.com 
 wrote:

  - Heckle Me, based on the example/ideas behind Chick's lightning talk
 last year


 The PDF of chick's slides is 404-ing [1]. Can someone remind me what
 this was about?

 --jay

 1 http://code4lib.org/conference/2009/chicks-lightning.pdf



Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-10 Thread Jay Luker
Those.

Slides.

Don't.

Help.

--jay

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Tom Keays tomke...@gmail.com wrote:
 Bad URL there. The real one is
 http://code4lib.org/files/chicks-lightning.pdf (that's where all the
 other lightning talks were stored).

 t

 On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Jay Luker jay.lu...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Dan Chudnov daniel.chud...@gmail.com 
 wrote:

  - Heckle Me, based on the example/ideas behind Chick's lightning talk
 last year


 The PDF of chick's slides is 404-ing [1]. Can someone remind me what
 this was about?

 --jay

 1 http://code4lib.org/conference/2009/chicks-lightning.pdf




Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-10 Thread Dan Chudnov
Maybe you'd have to be e.e. cummings, but maybe not:  the keyword  
refactotum leads to this:


  http://blog.thinkrelevance.com/2008/5/23/refactotum-overview

...which was what he described, and which sounds like a great session  
when led by the right hands.  I think we could do it at c4lc.




On Nov 10, 2009, at 10:44 AM, Jay Luker wrote:


Those.

Slides.

Don't.

Help.

--jay

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Tom Keays tomke...@gmail.com  
wrote:

Bad URL there. The real one is
http://code4lib.org/files/chicks-lightning.pdf (that's where all the
other lightning talks were stored).

t

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Jay Luker jay.lu...@gmail.com  
wrote:
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Dan Chudnov daniel.chud...@gmail.com 
 wrote:


 - Heckle Me, based on the example/ideas behind Chick's  
lightning talk

last year



The PDF of chick's slides is 404-ing [1]. Can someone remind me what
this was about?

--jay

1 http://code4lib.org/conference/2009/chicks-lightning.pdf





Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-10 Thread Jason Stirnaman
+1
I'm managing a Solr-powered app, but haven't had much time to learn how
to use Solr better. Hands-on would be great as long as the attendees
understand the prereqs and were ready to jump in and work - not
expecting time and assistance with downloading, installing, etc. 
Speaking as one of the problem children (Windows users), I think that
pretty much derailed the VuFind session last year.
 
Jason
 
Jason Stirnaman
 


 Bess Sadler eo...@virginia.edu 11/10/2009 8:41 AM 
+1 from me on this, no surprise. :)

What if we did a next gen catalog day thing? We could spend the  
morning on solr, which many projects have in common, in the morning,  
and then in the afternoon have sessions that build on top of solr  
(vufind, blacklight, kochief, etc.) We were going to submit a proposal 

for a blacklight pre-conference regardless, but it makes a lot of  
sense to do something more coordinated, and it particularly makes  
sense to ensure that as many people as possible can take advantage of 

Erik's presence and expertise.

One goal I also have for this conference is to solicit community  
feedback on how to improve solrmarc and marc4j, which are used by both 

blacklight and vufind (and a few other projects at this point...  
yes?). A solr-focused session might be a good venue for some of that  
discussion as well... as we discuss neat things to do with solr we  
might ask how do we do that with solrmarc. Or maybe that's a separate 

discussion. It's up to the community.

Bess

On 10-Nov-09, at 5:38 AM, Erik Hatcher wrote:

 I'm interested presenting something Solr+library related at c4l10.
 I'm soliciting ideas from the community on what angle makes the most
 sense.  At first I was thinking a regular conference talk proposal,
 but perhaps a preconference session would be better.  I could be
game
 for a half day session.  It could be either an introductory Solr
 class, get up and running with Solr (+ Blacklight, of course).  Or
 maybe a more advanced session on topics like leveraging dismax, Solr
 performance and scalability tuning, and so on, or maybe a freer form
 Solr hackathon session where I'd be there to help with hurdles or
 answer questions.

 Thoughts?  Suggestions?   Anything I can do to help the library
world
 with Solr is fair game - let me know.

 Thanks,
 Erik

 On Nov 9, 2009, at 9:55 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:

 Hi all,

 It's time again to collect proposals for Code4Lib 2010
preconference
 sessions.  We have space for six full day sessions (or 12 half day
 sessions (or some combination of the two)).  If we get more than we
 can accommodate, we'll vote... but I don't think we will (take that 

 as
 a challenge to propose lots of interesting preconference sessions).
 Like last year, attendees will pay $12.50 for a half day or $25 for
 the whole day.  The preconference space will be in the hotel so
we'll
 have wireless available.  If you have a preconference idea, send it 

 to
 this list, to me, or to the code4libcon planning list.  We'll put  
 them
 up on the wiki once we start receiving them.  Some possible ideas? 
A
 Drupal in libraries session? LOD part two?  An OCLC webservices
 hackathon?  Send the proposals along...

 Thanks,
 Kevin


[CODE4LIB] preconference proposals

2009-11-09 Thread Kevin S. Clarke
Hi all,

It's time again to collect proposals for Code4Lib 2010 preconference
sessions.  We have space for six full day sessions (or 12 half day
sessions (or some combination of the two)).  If we get more than we
can accommodate, we'll vote... but I don't think we will (take that as
a challenge to propose lots of interesting preconference sessions).
Like last year, attendees will pay $12.50 for a half day or $25 for
the whole day.  The preconference space will be in the hotel so we'll
have wireless available.  If you have a preconference idea, send it to
this list, to me, or to the code4libcon planning list.  We'll put them
up on the wiki once we start receiving them.  Some possible ideas?  A
Drupal in libraries session? LOD part two?  An OCLC webservices
hackathon?  Send the proposals along...

Thanks,
Kevin