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.
The event is organized by Open Planet Foundation, whose previous hackathons have brought together a host of slightly apprehensive archivists, librarians, practitioners, developers (and many more), and left them walking away with the confidence to continue working in a collaborative way with their fellow digital preservation conspirators.
“We break down the communication barriers between technical and non-technical digital preservationists, and help them to become more productive by helping each other.”
Who should attend?
Digital preservation practitioners; digital librarians and archivists, digital curators, repository managers and those with an interest in digital forensics
Developers who write digital preservation software, or who are interested in the technical challenges of digital forensics.
The practitioners will bring their disk images of digital data they wish to assess, analyse and preserve, while the developers will bring their laptop-based development setup and best coding skills to experiment/develop software to solve the digital preservation challenges provided by the practitioners.
Official page for information, registration, agenda and other details HERE
Checklist for participants HERE