[maemo-community] Organizing Maemo Summit 2009

From: Jamie Bennett jamie at linuxuk.org
Date: Mon Feb 9 22:24:17 EET 2009
On Mon, 2009-02-09 at 11:45 -0700, Brad Midgley wrote:
> Hi
> > 7. Live streaming
> Live streaming has usually been disappointing in my experience. Nobody
> is prepared to test how well it scales until the conference starts and
> then it's too late :)
> I can't say I'm totally impartial (I help these guys with recording
> conferences) but a nice way to get the info out there would be to make
> confreaks.com record the slides/talks and put them online after the
> conference is over. It's a great way to catch up or review
> talks/tracks you couldn't get to.
> Here's a sample: http://rubyconf2008.confreaks.com/

While confreaks seem to do a good job, the price of recording seems a
little on the high side for a community project [1].

Being responsible for recording the summit last time I know it could of
been done better. Better integration of slides into the videos, some
graphics?, more interviews, faster time to re-encode and faster
uploading would all make the event better for the non-attendee's. I have
my excuses for a couple of these things (try editing AVCHD under Linux
even today!) but the next summit deserves something special with
Fremantle around the corner.

What I'm trying to say is that I would rather see a community driven
approach from start to finish and compromise a bit of the quality than
see something done by an external company.

Depending on the venue for the next summit I would love to be there
again, this time with better idea's on how to make the video coverage


[1] http://www2.confreaks.com/services

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