April 18-19, 2017
Austin TX

Tuesday, April 18

Ed-Fi Alliance / MSDF Offices
4417 Westlake Dr
Austin, TX 78746

All sessions in Asia/Africa Room (unless otherwise specified)

7:45 am – Transportation departs from Hyatt Regency to Ed-Fi Alliance Offices

8:30 - 9 am – Continental Breakfast 

9 - 10 am – Opening Session

Session will cover resources, timelines and processes for upcoming feedback and release work, and set the stage for the next day and a half.

Materials: Ed-Fi Technical Congress - Welcome.pdf

10 - 12 pm – Data Standard 2.1 Review / Working Session 

Data Standard 2.1 proposes a number of changes to the underlying Ed-Fi Unifying Data Model. This session will be a hands-on session to review proposed changes and draw attention to alternate designs or find design problems. Attendees will be invited to circulate among tables devoted to analyzing important modeling choices for the Ed-Fi Unifying Data Model.

Materials: Ed-Fi Technical Congress - Overview of Proposed Changes Under Data Standard 2.1a.pdf

12 - 1 pm – Lunch provided

1 - 2 pm – Data Standard 2.1 Review, continued

2 - 3 pm –  ODS 3.0 API Changes - General Roundtable 

The Ed-Fi ODS 3.0 includes a number of proposed changes around API interactions and resource structure. This session will be a general session to gather feedback on critical changes.

Materials: Ed-Fi_ODS_API_v3.0.pdf

3 - 3:30 pm – Break 

3:30 - 5 pm – Roundtable Discussions 

Temporal ODS Update and Q/A (Asia Room)

Temporal storage features are being built into the ODS / API. This session will review the design and development to date. Includes a recap of history of multi-year data discussions and analysis within the Ed-Fi community.

Materials: Ed-Fi_Temporal ODS.pdf

Ed-Fi Dashboard and Analytics Future (Africa Room)

This session will review community efforts around tools to drive business intelligence, and gather input on important directions for the Ed-Fi Dashboards and community efforts.

    Materials: Ed-Fi Technical Congress - Ed-Fi Dashboards and Analytics Future.pdf

Ed-Fi Scale and Replication (India Room)

This session will cover efforts to scale Ed-Fi-based data exchange.

Materials: Ed-Fi Scale and Replication - 2017 Tech Congress.pdf

5:15 pm – Transportation Departs for Hyatt Regency

7 - 9 pm – Networking Event – Foothills II, Hyatt Regency

Heavy Hors d’oeuvres provided.

Wednesday, April 19

Hyatt Regency Hotel
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

All sessions in Foothills II Room

8 - 9 am – Breakfast 

9 - 9:30 pm – Community365 Launch 

As the Ed-Fi community grows, we need new communications tools. Several new community communications resources and tools will be discussed and released.

9:30 – 10:45 am – Ed-Fi Technical Future Roundtable / Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Open Meeting 

Topics to include:

  • TAG overview
  • Review and further discussion of priority items from Day 1
  • Future directions for Ed-Fi technology and standards

Materials:Ed-Fi Technical Congress - TAG Meeting.pdf

10:45 - 11 am – Break

11 - 12 pm – Community Tools and Programs – Roadmap Discussions 

  • Ed-Fi Partner Program 
  • MetaEd 
  • MappingEdu
  • Ed-Fi Certification 
  • Communications tools: Tracker, TechDocs and Slack
  • Data Quality and Validation

12 pm – Box lunches provided


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