CONNECT Code-A-Thon, September 2010

The Mayo Clinic to Host a Code-A-Thon in Minnesota!

The CONNECT Community will hold the second Code-A-Thon of 2010 in Rochester, MN. Developers from around the country will attend the event in Minnesota to participate in the CONNECT open source project. The Mayo Clinic will host the Rochester Code-A-Thon on Tuesday, September 21st and Wednesday, September 22nd.


Development Topics

Hotel Information

Nationwide Health Information Direct Working Session

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 21 - 22, 2010


The Kahler Grand Hotel
20 SW Second Ave, Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 280-6200

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As part of the evolution of the CONNECT Code-A-Thons to address Community feedback, the Rochester event will begin with a plenary session that includes presentations about the latest developments in the CONNECT code and the future of the CONNECT architecture.
This is a coding event, so developers should be 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 have the chance to collaborate, share ideas and best practices.
Participants have the opportunity to contribute to the CONNECT project through bug fixes, code contributions, improving documentation, and by contributing other innovations. Topics are listed on the forums and encourage discussions prior to the Code-A-Thon.
Topics will include:
  • CONNECT Platform Neutrality
  • Test Harness, Performance Metrics and Benchmarking
  • Automated Install, Setup and Testing
  • Audit Log Viewer
  • EJB vs. POJO Web Services
  • 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. Read the guidelines on 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.