Partners Meeting Recap


On October 2 and 3, the Avalon Media System team invited our partner institutions to come to lovely Bloomington, Indiana, for a meeting to discuss development priorities and future directions. Many of our partners were able to make it, but we also wanted to share what was discussed with the wider community and partners who were unable to attend.


If you prefer not to go through the following photos to access the notes from the meeting, we've created a short and sweet version on our wiki.

Wednesday, October 2


Wednesday agenda:


9:00 - Introductions, mention of interests/questions, desired outcomes of meeting (Jon) [NOTES]




9:45  - Project update [Slides] (Jon) & demo (Mark) [NOTES] [AdobeConnect Recording]



10:45 - Roadmap review (Mark) & priorities discussion (Claire)  [NOTES] [AdobeConnect Recording]


12:00 - Lunch - Continue priorities discussion


1:00 - Avalon and WGBH's HydraDAM, demo and discussion (Karen)  [NOTES]



2:00 - Breakout session decisions



2:30-4 - Breakout session 1


Specific integrations / technical architecture [NOTES]


Metadata: Technical & descriptive / Collections, units [NOTES]


Variations and Avalon [NOTES]


4:00 - Breakout groups report back


6:30pm - Working dinner at Finch's


Group 1 - Hydra DAM / Avalon collaboration



Group 2 - Avalon product positioning  - where it fits in the landscape of media solutions



Group 3 - Engaging the developer community and getting institutional commitment to continued development



Thursday, October 3


Thursday agenda:


9:00 - Reports from last night's dinner discussions (30 min) (Stu)  [NOTES]



9:30 - Review/modify today's agenda (15 min) (Jon)



9:45 - Breakout session 2


Pilot plans and implementations - support needs [NOTES]


Structural metadata [NOTES]


Product positioning, extension [NOTES]


11:00 - Breakout session 3


Authentication/authorization integrations  [NOTES]


Technical deep dive/code hacking [NOTES]



HydaDAM/Avalon feature/roadmap comparison [NOTES]


12:00 - Lunch - Breakout groups report back


1:00 - Post-grant sustainability and governance (Jon) [NOTES]


2:00 - Wrap-up & next steps [NOTES]





(mustache montage compliments of Avalon team member Julie Hardesty!)


Friday, October 4


Sprint planning/Evaluation of partner meeting  (IU/NU Avalon team only)



Overall, we think the meeting was a great success.


We got to meet the partners:



And reunite the Indiana University and Northwestern University development teams:


If you have any questions or comments about the Partners Meeting, feel free to contact us!

Blog Categories: