BOF: The Technical Side of Sakai at a Mid-Sized University

A session at Open Apereo 2013 Conference (Jasig & Sakai)

Wednesday 5th June, 2013

11:00am to 11:45am (PST)

The purpose of this session is to create a forum for discussing the technical side of installing and maintaining Sakai at a mid-sized university. The University of Dayton (7,500 undergraduates) will give a brief overview of their journey implementing Sakai with a staff of 2 developers and 3 E-Learning Specialists, and will discuss some of the challenges they have faced since Sakai's adoption. The floor will then open for an exchange of ideas about technical practices and strategies related to Sakai.

The discussion will be broken into two main areas, Infrastructure and Development Practices. Topics will include (but are not limited to):


  • Diagnosing and reporting on performance issues related to inadequate hardware
  • Expanding from a single application server to a VMware cluster
  • Moving binary content out of a database and onto a file server
  • Offsite DR

Development Practices

  • Upgrading with several local customs
  • Applying individual community patches vs. upgrading

About the speakers

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Paul Dagnall

Application Developer & Administrator

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David Bauer

Senior Web Developer

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9 attendees

  • Bryant Serres
  • David Bauer
  • Udaya Ghattamaneni
  • Joshua Swink
  • Laurens Ghijsen
  • Martin Smith
  • Matthew McCarty
  • Nagai Takayuki
  • Paul Dagnall

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Time 11:00am11:45am PST

Date Wed 5th June 2013


Gaslamp, The Westin San Diego

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