San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
*Registration will close on Wednesday 8 May*
The world of digital forensics offers many useful and practical techniques for capturing, understanding and preserving digital collections. This OPF Hackathon will provide participants with a chance to learn about what digital forensics has to offer to the digital preservation community by getting hands on with data, tools and new techniques. Our expert facilitators will be on hand to guide you through these challenging concepts and processes in a manner that is easy to understand and apply.
Who should attend?
The agenda for the event is set by you: the practitioners. You will bring with you disk images of digital data you want to assess, analyse and preserve. As part of a team, and with support from experts, you'll apply forensics tools to solve your digital preservation challenges. The best way of learning practical preservation skills is by getting hands-on experience of actually doing it. By the end of the event you'll have solved your preservation challenges, learnt new skills you can take back to the office/library/archive, and will have become part of a supportive community of digital preservation practitioners.
The technical problem solving and software development will be delivered by you: the developers. You will bring with you your laptop-based development setup and your best coding skills. Working closely with other devs, and our experts, you'll apply forensics tools, emulation and virtualisation, and other software tools (you've scripted up, hacked and enhanced) to solve the digital preservation challenges provided by the practitioners. By the end of the event you'll have provided the technical drive to solve some challenging preservation problems, experienced the freedom of agile development, and will have become part of a supportive community of technical experts.
The agenda can be seen here: http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/KB/Agenda+-+Disk+Images+and+Digital+Forensics+%28Copenhagen%29.
- Learn how to assess, analyse and preserve your digital data
- Find out about different digital forensic tools and techniques, and how to apply them
- Work with some of the leading experts and developers in the field
- Discover how other organisations are working with digital forensics tools through practical use cases
- Contribute your ideas and experience to the group, and help to build the knowledge base of 'Digital Preservation and Data Curation Requirements and Solutions' (http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/REQ/Digital+Preservation+and+Data+Curation+Requirements+and+Solutions)
The best way of learning practical preservation skills is by getting hands-on experience of actually doing it. By the end of the event you'll have solved some preservation challenges, learnt new skills you can take back to the office/library/archive, and will have become part of a supportive digital preservation community. Take a look at this recent blog from Bram van der Werf, Executive Director of the OPF, about the importance of hackathons: http://www.openplanetsfoundation.org/blogs/2013-04-28-hack-preserve-increasing-your-organisational-competence.
When asked what they liked best about previous hackathons, attendees said:
"It was very good to see the practical aspect of getting things done, rather than just theorising"
"The discussion sessions were really useful. The speakers and facilitators were really passionate about their work"
"I liked the goal-oriented sharing of issues and contexts, and the instant write-up in the wiki"
What should I bring?
Practitioners will bring disk images of digital data they want to assess, analyse and preserve. Please describe your collection in the registration form. There is some further advice on preparing for the event http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/KB/What+you+need+to+prepare+and+bring+to+the+hackathon.
OPF Member Registration
OPF members are invited free-of-charge (please use the code issued to your main point of contact at your organisation). Non-members are welcome at the rate of EUR 225.00.
Agenda, Travel & Accommodation
For further information about the event and links to travel and accommodation recommendations, please see http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/KB/2013-05-15+OPF+Hackathon+-+A+Practical+Approach+to+Disk+Images+and+Digital+Forensics+%28Copenhagen%29.
Terms and conditions
Full payment must be received in full one week before the event (by 8 May 2013).
There will be a EUR 100.00 no show/cancellation fee if you do not notify us within one full week of the event start date.
If you wish to pay by BACS electronic transfer, please email rebecca [at] openplanetsfoundation [dot] org for details.
Non-EC applicants will be responsible for making all their own travel and visa arrangements. Under no circumstances can any letters of support for visa applications be provided to any non-members.