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

Jason Nicholls jason at mindsocket.com.au
Wed Mar 20 14:15:21 EST 2013

Yes I'm all for this!

BTW it'll be me (Jason Nicholls) as A/V coordinator for LCA in Perth
although I think James has done great work getting the project up and
running for PLUG and would be a good addition regardless.

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 8:13 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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Jason Nicholls
jason at mindsocket.com.au
0430 314 857
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