Last night's GDG featured Brad Fitzpatrick talking about Camlistore. Brad + MPL spent the weekend at +LinuxFest Northwest
and also spoke on Camlistore. Monday's talk followed a Camlistore hacking day #camlihackday425
For fellow #GDG
organizers with communities interested in digitizing your own personal shoebox of social data and learning the Go programming language, Camlistore is a great personal side project.
Camlistore can be deployed locally on your own laptop or easily hosted on the GCP the Google cloud platform. Written mostly in Golang, there is also an Android app to upload pictures. The Camli architecture is designed for importers, such a Twitter, FourSquare (Swarm), RSS, Picasa -- a RunKeeper importer is under development.
People with many years of emails in archives often ask about importing them into Camlistore, this is planned, but is not there yet. Since Camlistore is F/OSS, Golang developers can contribute new importers. Source submissions work rather like to Linux.
Personally I learned the most about Google technologies by hands on hacking on Camlistore often deploying on #GCP
and writing a front end to help visualize perishable donated food storage. Sharing what is latest stored in the cooler for distribution or pick up by food banks. Not Camlistores' designed use case, but you get the idea it is flexible for building on. GDG[x] devs perhaps a baseline for personal cloud.
Camlistore doc set is developer packaged for technically very aware folks, no hello world is there for beginners yet, but these are starting to come. https://camlistore.org/launch/
Thanks to all Seattle GDG organizers on A/V, and everyone who made this event happen.