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DLF Spring Forum 2007: Developers' Forum Schedule and Abstract

The Developers' Forum is intended for technology developers, technical managers, or those representatives that have influence in decision-making at their institutions. This gathering provides dedicated time at the DLF Forum to meet together to share problems, ideas, and solutions of a technical nature. The time will be structured as follows:

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Introduction, agenda changes, status of developers sessions
8:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Roundtable micro-presentations of 2-5 minutes from each attendee.

From the safety of their seat, everyone delivers a brief, informal statement giving consideration to each of the topics:

  • cool new technology of interest
  • over-hyped technology
  • opportunities for collaboration
There will be a short time for discussion after each micro-presentation.

10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
SPECIAL TOPICS: Informal presentation/discussion segments 10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Development experience with Ruby on Rails Erik Hetzner (California Digital Library).
Presentation (Part A) | Presentation (Part B) (Flash version (Part B))
11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Fast data transfer: preliminary bakeoff results Rasan Rasch (New York University).
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Peta-scale storage options, with focus on Massive Arrays of Idle Disks (MAID) Ethan Miller (University of California, Santa Cruz).
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Feasibility of a DLF Tools Registry Tito Sierra. At the Fall 2006 DLF Developers' Forum, the group discussed the idea of creating a DLF Tools Registry. Katherine Kott was asked to form a small study group to investigate this idea by assessing the availability and characteristics of existing software registries and also to identify the important questions for the Forum to answer before deciding whether and how to build its own registry solution. In this session Tito will lead a group discussion of the critical questions that came out of the investigation, with the goal of identifying the appropriate next steps for the DLF on this Tools Registry idea.

Discussion resources:

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Selection of topic and temporary co-chair for a technical session and birds-of-feather (BOF) meeting at the next main DLF Forum

The temporary co-chair organizes, moderates, and facilitates that DLF session and BOF.

12:30 p.m.