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Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Friday, April 15 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Building Tools with the DPLA API and Developer Showcase

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Links to presentations and notes: http://bit.ly/dplafest2016-showcase

Developers who have built something using DPLA’s API will share their work in this fast-paced lightning session (5 minutes per presentation). DPLAfest 2016 hackathon participants will also show off their creations during this session. Presentations include: 

EasyRDF and DPLA LOD (Patrick Murray-John)

 This quick lightning talk will describe a project to use the EasyRDF PHP library for parsing data from DPLA. It's in early stages, and I'd like to hear feedback about how it might be used and what problems it could solve for developers. It also raises a question I'd like to hear responses to: To what extent do developers treat the JSON-LD as just JSON versus as the graph structure of RDF that it serializes.

Mediachain (Denis Nazarov)

Mediachain is an open, shared data network for creative works. It makes cross-institutional collaboration and developer reuse of open cultural data simple. This presentation will discuss how shared blockchain infrastructure can foster innovation and realize the promise of open cultural data.

 

Speakers
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Patrick Murray-John

Research Assistant Professor and Director of Omeka Dev Outreach, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
Talk to me about Omeka, especially code and development. LODLAM, Drupal, and tasty beers are also good convos. I'm a developer and research assistant professor at Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
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Denis Nazarov

Engineer, Mine Labs
Denis Nazarov is a software engineer and co-founder of Mine, a startup that is contributing to the open-source development of Mediachain, a blockchain-based registry for creative works. He holds a BFA in Photography from New York University.



Friday April 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
National Archives and Records Administration: McGowan Theater Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC

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