This page details the communication channels used by developers in the Samvera community. For more information on broader community communication, please see the Samvera wiki Get in touch! page.
- Weekly Technical Call for technical discussion, and coordinating releases and code review
- Monthly Partner Call complements the tech call with a focus on community and functional progress
- Community Sprint Calls are also organized to coordinate development
Slack has become the primary mode of synchronous communication in the Samvera community. There is a Samvera Slack team that is used for discussion, questions, announcements, interest groups, and working groups. Topics span very general discussion to in-depth interest/working group work, from metadata work to development coordination. Anyone can create a new channel within the Samvera Slack team once they have registered for an account.
- https://groups.google.com/group/samvera-community for general Samvera discussion
- https://groups.google.com/group/samvera-tech for technical discussion
- and several more listed on How to Ask for Help
- DuraSpace wiki: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/samvera/ for general project
documentation, meeting notes, and working group pages
- To request an account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- GitHub codebase-specific wikis for technical documentation and tutorials: e.g.,
- SamveraConnect: the annual go-to event for the entire Samvera community, primarily geared towards connecting with fellow Samvera community members to learn how they are using Samvera
- Developer Congresses: these community hackfests tend to be held 1-2 times per year, and have a strong record of delivering advances in our community codebases and helping to onboard new Samvera developers
- Other Conferences
- SamveraCamp: for many partners, one of the first steps to joining the Samvera community was, and remains, sending a team of software developers to SamveraCamp to learn the common practices of our community. We generally hold 3-4 SamveraCamps per year.
Slack is more active, but there is still a #samvera IRC channel on chat.freenode.net. Connect using your favorite IRC client, or using http://webchat.freenode.net/. If you are new to IRC, the Code4lib IRC wiki page is a good introduction.