iCampCA Instructors Announced

Islandora Camp is going to be in San Diego, CA from November 7 to 9th. We'll be holding our standard three day camp, with two days of sessions and one day of hands-on training from experienced Islandora instructors. You can register for the camp and find out more here. Both workshop tracks will contain content exploring Islandora's next major version, which pairs Drupal 8 and Fedora 4, alongside more traditional training in the current release with Drupal 7 and Fedora 3. We are very pleased to announce that the instructors for our training workshop will be:
 

Admin Track

Melissa Anez has been working with Islandora since 2012 and has been the Community and Project Manager of the Islandora Foundation since it was founded in 2013. She has been a frequent instructor in the Admin Track and developed much of the curriculum, refining it with each new Camp. Lately she has been expanding the iCamp workshop to cover new ground with Islandora CLAW.

Katie Romabiles began working with Islandora in 2017 when she took on the new position of Institutional Repository Specialist for San Diego State University. Since then, she has helped with the migration of the university's IR from DSpace to Islandora and has developed new repository collections in collaboration with SDSU faculty and staff. She attended iCampEU in 2018, and is excited to give back to the Islandora community by acting as host and support instructor for iCampCA.

 

Developer Track

Jared Whiklo began working with Islandora in 2012. After stumbling and learning for a year, he began to give back to the community in late 2013. He has since assisted in both Islandora and Fedora releases and (to his own disbelief) has become an Islandora 7.x-1.x, Islandora CLAW, and Fedora committer. His day job is Developer with Digital Initiatives at the University of Manitoba Libraries. His night job is at the Kwik-E-Mart.
 
Mark Jordan has taught at three other Islandora Camps and at the Islandora Conference. He is the developer of numerous custom Islandora modules, including Islandora Context, Islandora Themekey, Islandora Datastream CRUD, and the XML Solution Pack. Mark is also one of the co-developers of the the Move to Islandora Kit. He is also an Islandora committer and is currently serving as Chair of the Islandora Foundation Board of Directors. His day job is as Head of Library Systems at Simon Fraser University.