CONNECT Code-A-Thon, August 2011

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab to Host Code-A-Thon in Laurel, MD

You're invited to join us for the upcoming CONNECT Code-A-Thon taking place in Laurel, MD in August. As a participant, you'll be working with other health IT leaders as you contribute to the CONNECT solution and advance the nation's health IT agenda during this two-day event hosted by the Johns Hopkins University.


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Tuesday and Wednesday, August 9-10, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723

Click here for a map and directions

As part of the evolution of the CONNECT Code-A-Thons to address Community feedback, this event will begin with a plenary session. This session includes presentations from federal agencies about the latest developments in the needs of the federal community and their partners. It will also discuss the importance of Open Source in the government.
The event is limited to 200 participants, and spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. This is a coding event, so participants should be developers ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work! The event will be a hands-on working session where attendees and the CONNECT development team will have the chance to collaborate, share ideas and best practices.
Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the CONNECT project through bug fixes, code contributions, improved documentation, and by contributing other innovations. We will be listing topics on the forums and we encourage discussions prior to the Code-A-Thon so we can get straight to the business of development during the event.
Topics will include:
  • CONNECT Platform Neutrality
  • Test Harness, Performance Metrics and Benchmarking
  • Automated Install, Setup and Testing
  • Audit Log Viewer
  • Bug Fixes
  • Security Controls
  • Generic File Transfer
  • Universal Client

System Requirements

To prepare for a CONNECT Code-A-Thon, please follow the following steps to ensure your computer is ready to go once at the event. Prior to attending the event, please make sure to:
  1. Make sure you computer meets the minimum hardware requirements as specified in the CONNECT Source Code Installation and Configuration Manual
  2. Download and perform the Source Code Installation of current build
  3. Download and run the Validate Services Test and the Internal Self Test
  4. Learn how to submit code
  5. Bring a five foot (or longer) Ethernet cable
Please use the forums to discuss any installation issues in advance of the event.