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Notes from day 1 of the 2015 Evergreen Hack-A-Way

I have two things to say to the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE).  First, thanks for hosting the 2015 Evergreen Hack-A-Way, the annual in-person gathering of folks interested in Evergreen development!

Second: challenge accepted!

NOBLE and coffee

Some highlights today (in addition to my attempt to drink all of NOBLE’s coffee) include:

  • Work towards getting the new web staff interface ready for prime time for the circulation desk, including making Hatch (the receipt printing helper) easier to install
  • A wide-ranging discussion on options for improving course reserves functionality in Evergreen and Syrup.
  • Bill Erickson’s presentation on Sqitch (for managing database schema updates).
  • Work on acquisitions, including putting together some sample data for the test suite.
  • As of Wednesday evening, we’ve collectively reviewed 10 patches for enhancements and bugfixes from the list of submissions and incorporated them into Evergreen.

It’s been great to meet up with Evergreen contributors, both old and new.  On a personal note, today I was elected release manager for the spring 2016 release of Evergreen; I am both honored and humbled by the community entrusting me with this task.

If you’d like to follow along with the Hack-A-Way, you can track the #evghack15 hashtag on Twitter, follow along in the shared notes Google document, or join the Google Hangout.