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JHOVE Hack Week April 2019

Apr 8 - Apr 12

Following the success of our previous JHOVE hack days, we will be running two online hack weeks during 2019. The first, which will take place on 8-12 April, will focus on development. We are planning a second hack week in September, with a goal to update and create new documentation.

What’s the goal?

The aim of the development hack week is to improve JHOVE for the benefit of its users. We plan to concentrate on the ‘quick fixes’ to reduce JHOVE’s issue list and make it easier to assign bug fixes and new features to future releases. There’s a variety of tasks so everyone should be able to find something they can work on given the time, knowledge and skills available to them.

Who should participate?

We are looking for contributors with Java development skills.

As well as experienced Java developers, the hack week is also a good opportunity for contributors who are new to the field to get some hands on Java experience with some guidance demonstrating best practice. We will pair you up with a more experienced volunteer where possible.

Sign me up!

If this sounds like something you’d like to take part in, please register your interest below so we can keep you informed about the event. This doesn’t commit you to anything, we are just trying to get an idea of how many people might be able to attend and where they are located to set up check in calls and organise teams. 

Please share this event with your friends and colleagues! We’ll be using the hashtag #OPFhackweek on twitter.

Find out more about how the week will be organised in our FAQ guide.

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Why participate?

We need your help! JHOVE is an open source validation tool that is widely used across the global digital preservation community. It is free to download, use and amend to meet your organisation’s requirements. However, it is not free to host, maintain or develop. Only OPF members support JHOVE financially through part of their membership fees.

We are only a small team and are responsible for maintaining other tools in addition to JHOVE. We receive development effort contributions on an ad hoc basis from our members and the digital preservation community so would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who helps to improve JHOVE for the benefit of the whole community.

Learn more about how you can support JHOVE by becoming an OPF member, or making a donation.


Apr 8
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