SHARE Community Meeting to Convene in July 2016

SHARE will hold a Community Meeting at the Center for Open Science and the Omni Charlottesville Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia, July 11–14, 2016, to build SHARE’s community and technology. The meeting goals and objectives are action-oriented—SHARE is looking for tangible opportunities to advance its work of building a free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle.

The SHARE community is a diverse group of digital repository managers, librarians, metadata experts, open science advocates, and others in the scholarly communications ecosystem.

SHARE is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found in the SHARE Community Meeting Code of Conduct.

The meeting organizers have compiled helpful information about the meeting venues, parking, and local restaurants, businesses, and transportation.

The meeting is structured in two parts—a hackathon and community meeting:

SHARE Hackathon

Monday & Tuesday, July 11–12, 2016, 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

We welcome a diversity of skills, skill levels, backgrounds, and interests at the hackathon. This diversity is not only welcome, but will result in a better, more impactful event.

Community Meeting

Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. & Thursday, July 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The meeting will focus on metadata transformation through expert curation; collaborative open source technologies, initiatives, and infrastructure projects related to SHARE; and SHARE communication and outreach. There will be a mixture of lightning talks, brainstorming, and hands-on workshops. See the program schedule and session descriptions for details.


The easiest way to get to Charlottesville is to fly into the Charlottesville airport. As these flights can be expensive and at inconvenient times, you might also consider flying to Richmond, Virginia, or Washington, DC, and renting a car to drive to Charlottesville. Richmond is a little over an hour’s drive to Charlottesville; DC is a two-and-a-half-hour drive to Charlottesville. If you do not wish to drive, you can take a Greyhound bus from either Richmond or Washington, DC, to Charlottesville. Amtrak train service also runs between DC and Charlottesville. In order to facilitate carpooling and shared transportation, we have created a Google Doc Ride-Share Bulletin Board that you can use to find rides to share.


  • Submit lightning talk/discussion-table proposals: May 6, 2016
  • Meeting registration & Omni Charlottesville Hotel reservation deadline: May 27, 2016