Plone Video Sprint - Budapest
Online video has exploded in recent years, being a major source of the “web 2.0” boom. YouTube, Yahoo Video and other video sharing spaces have been celebrated for making major advances in facilitating citizen media. Despite their success however there are many limitations to these proprietary platforms. The ability to host and manage your own content using FOSS tools is essential for independent media organisations and non-profits.
Topics and Aims
The aims for the sprint are the following
* Increased communication and collaboration between Python, Zope and
Plone developers working in the area of open video technologies.
* Direct improvement of key video technologies and the video feature
set available in the Plone CMS so as to increase uptake and
improve those sites already implementing Plone video technologies.
* Improved the ease of use, install and set up of Plumi via
technical and documentation enhancements, opening it up to a
broader set of users and contributors.
* Increased skill set among sprint participants regarding how to
implement and develop with the Plumi CMS and for video
technologies more generally in the Plone CMS.
* Increase the community of developers working on Plone and video and
We will be guided by a professional facilitator (Gunner from Aspiration - http://www.aspirationtech.org/) to help the group focus on priorities. Broadly we aim to work on the following topic areas: building a shared roadmap for video on Plone, working on key technical needs such as large file handling, transcoding and bittorrent support, improving support for FOSS video codecs, publishing and viewing content with mobile devices, bug fixing existing video related Plone collective products and improving documentation.
EngageMedia has a very limited number of travel subsidies to offer to activists and NGO developers based on need. When you contact us, please also let us know by ASAP if you want to be considered for a travel subsidy.
The Plone Video sprint has limited number of places, and you will need to register, and please indicate how long for the 4 days you can stay. We have a preference for people to stay for the entire 4 days. Please add yourself to the team at
and email firstname.lastname@example.org
The EngageMedia team