Plone Video Sprint - Budapest

by Andrew April 29, 2010
EngageMedia is pleased to announce a Plone Video sprint at this years Plone Conference in Budapest, Hungary. The 4 day sprint will be an opportunity for developers to collaborate on open video technologies around the Plone CMS. The sprint will take place from 31st October 2009 to 3rd November 2009, directly after the conference. ++ Accommodation and travel subsidies are going fast, please contact us ASAP if you want to come to the conference ++

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
     their effectiveness.

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.

Participating
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
http://www.coactivate.org/projects/plone-video-sprint/request-membership
and email contact@engagemedia.org

Regards
The EngageMedia team