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JHOVE Hack Week April 2019

8th Apr 2019 - 12th Apr 2019

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!

Everyone is welcome! Please do register if you would like to take part so that we can send you all the information you need (including the timetable and links for the check-in calls). We’ll ask for your GitHub ID and when you are available, as this will help us get set up and finalise the timetable. If you sign up and then cannot take part during the week – no problem! We understand people are busy and that plans change.

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.

Sign up

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.

Check in calls

Monday 8 April: Hack week overview and Issue assignment

  • 11:00 CEST
  • 17:00 CEST

Wednesday 10 April: Check in to confirm progress and assign further issues

  • 11:00 CEST
  • 17:00 CEST

Friday 12 April: Final check in

  • 11:00 CEST
  • 17:00 CEST

The calls will take place on zoom.

Introductory materials



8th Apr 2019
12th Apr 2019
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Open Preservation Foundation