[Linux-aus] Request for creation of "Video Recording and Streaming" subcommittee

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Wed Mar 20 12:11:49 EST 2013

I strongly endorse this product or service.

This is a really good idea. There were some interesting ideas at the
end of LCA about how to do video "in the cloud", and I'd really like
to see those ideas end up actually being explored. A group with a long
term incentive to deliver awesome video seems like a good way of doing


On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Tim Ansell <mithro at mithis.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> One of the biggest hassles LCA and other conference organisers have to deal
> with is how to record and possibly stream their event. This is however a
> very important step as it furthers Linux Australia's goal to provide benefit
> to the whole of Australia, not just those who are able to attend the
> conferences. The process of reinventing the wheel every year means the
> problem hasn't been getting easier. There is also no reason this has to be a
> huge hassle, we have a number of people in the community who know how to
> make this process painless and how to do it affordably. For this reason, I'd
> like to propose the creation of a "Video Recording and Streaming
> subcommittee" (VRS?).
> The subcommittee's job would be to "facility LCA, other LA events, and LUGS
> to do top-notch recording and streaming". This would be done by providing
> both in-person and online consulting to the conference teams; including
> things such as recommendations of vendors; advice on setup, and volunteer
> training. They would also be in charge of managing an inventory of devices
> and parts purchased to facility this job plus administration of any servers
> which would be used. Finally, the subcommittee would be in charge of
> development of software and hardware tools which fit the goal and make life
> easier through requesting grant funding (similar to the ZooKeeper
> committee).
> I'm suggesting that the initial team be created with the following members;
> Ryan Verner - Has done PyCon AU and Drupal DownUnder through his
> NextDayVideo company.
> Tim Ansell - Developed the streaming system used by LCA in Ballarat and
> PyCon US. Currently shepherding projects to modernise video recording tools.
> Paul Wayper - A/V coordinator for LCA in Canberra.
> James Bromberger - A/V coordinator for PLUG and possibly LCA in Perth.
> Further members can be added, but I personally would like to keep the
> subcommittee small to allow for fast, effective decision making.
> Thanks for your time.
> Tim
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