We have just confirmed this year’s Arches community workshop, and encourage members of the Arches community to apply to participate. This will be the third Arches workshop since the release of version 1.0. It will take place over 2.5 days. Members of the Farallon development team will be present to provide technical assistance and lead in-depth discussions on the following topics:

  • Installing the Arches Server and CDS package and troubleshooting installation issues;
  • Understanding the Arches application architecture;
  • Designing and implementing Arches custom graphs;
  • Developing and modifying Arches data entry forms;
  • Configuring the Arches search engine to support modified graphs;
  • Loading authority documents and data entry files for modified graphs;
  • Discussing the significant new developments planned for v3.0.

When and where?
The workshop will take place at a venue 45 minutes north by train from London, England, from Monday (evening), June 30 to Thursday (midday), July 3, 2014.

Who should attend?
We are looking for participants with experience in installing and customizing Arches, as many on the forum have already done. Preference will be given to those interested in deploying Arches within cultural heritage organizations. Participants should also be prepared to provide feedback on their experience working with Arches, which will be useful for development of v. 3.0, and we also hope that participants will benefit from this exchange of information.

The workshop will provide detailed technical support for:

  • Organizations conducting a technical evaluation of Arches for use in managing information about heritage places;
  • Organizations customizing or extending Arches to support existing projects;
  • Software developers who wish to better understand the Arches system architecture and codebase.

How do I register for the workshop?
If you are interested in attending, please respond to: contact@archesproject.org by May 2.
Space for this workshop will be very limited, and we expect demand to be high.

Please include the following information in your response:

  • Your organization and your position or description of responsibilities within your organization;
  • A description of your experience working with Arches (e.g.: installation, evaluation, customization, data import);
  • A short summary of your technical evaluation of Arches and your goals/objectives for attending the workshop;
  • A summary of your technical background (e.g.: experience working with Python, JavaScript, geospatial data).

Limited support for attendance may be available from the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund.

Keep posted for additional Arches-related events during 2014 to be announced soon.