[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4GUK Online

Luigi Pirelli luipir at gmail.com
Thu May 14 01:04:06 PDT 2020

FYI online webinars organised dy QGIS  mexico user groups have the
following setup (all video are available here
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwd223Om2zRQdsU1ghRz_zQ/videos yesterday
live is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwd223Om2zRQdsU1ghRz_zQ/videos)

- Jitsi meet for speakers
- a Streamer person to who all speakers ar connected with Jitsi meet.
- The streamer person, with a good laptop and good upload network, use OBS
to stream his jitsi window + audio directly to a video streaming platform
(they use youtube)
Attenders chat and interact using the streaming platform chat, but they can
use telegram or something else, but having in the same streaming platform
can allow playback having chat recorded
- Every one can enter in jitsi meet (e.g voice questions with or without
video) just rising hand => the moderator (e.g. the streamer person) pass
him the conference link (shared privatly) to connect to the conf.
- an alternative audio setup with really low latency just for question and
discussion is using mumble.

IMHO for a conference there are really good FOSS alternatives to Zoom o
other proprietary stuffs.

We (Spanish QGIS user group) are plannign AGM next month using similar
setup... adding voting stuffs or via Telegram/polls or via others as

some tools listed in:
and especially in: https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Remote_Communication


Luigi Pirelli

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On Fri, 8 May 2020 at 17:33, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Trying a second time because the first post did not seem to get through
> Hi
> A couple of weeks back the OSGeo:UK team (Jo Cook, Dave Barter, Steven
> Feldman, Alastair Graham, Antony Scott and Matt Travis) mentioned on
> twitter that we were trying to put together an online FOSS4G event.
> We are delighted to now formally announce that we will be running FOSS4GUK
> Online on 17th June.
> This will be an online-only event intended to give us a little FOSS4G fix
> while we are in, or just coming out of, lock-down. It will be a chance to
> share some of the work we’ve been doing during (or in spite of) this
> strange time, as well as a useful experiment in how we can run online
> conferences alongside our face to face events in the future.
> We hope that the online format will allow our community across the UK and
> from further afield to participate from their desktops whether it is for
> the whole day or dipping in and out for an hour or two. We want to make the
> online event as interactive and engaging as possible so we are open to your
> suggestions via the Call for Presentations.
> *Technology*
> We have decided to use zoom to run this event, we looked at most of the
> alternatives (open and proprietary) and we concluded that zoom offered the
> best platform for us to run this event in terms of stability, scalability,
> features and ease of use for delegates and admins. We have tested on Linux,
> Mac, Windows, Android and iOS. It is also very reasonably priced so we are
> able to run the event as a free event for hundreds of delegates, we will
> probably encourage delegates to make a charitable donation but that will
> not be mandatory.
> *Call for Presentations*
> We welcome technical talks, demos, user stories (particularly ones about
> the use of FOSS4G tech during the Covid19 crisis), thought pieces... In
> fact we welcome any talks that are based on Open Source Geo and are not
> pushing a sales message.
> We will also be offering a small number of workshops (ca 90 minutes) which
> will need to be instruction style rather than fully interactive.
> Our call for presentations
> <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_1Hs7RGp1sx7sPAB2KMBanDW36ELkxHJE8nl5_3iMnVivjg/viewform> has
> been extended until the 18th May, we hope you give us a hard choice
> choosing what to include in the programme.
> *Volunteering*
> We need volunteers to help in the planning and build-up stages and also to
> help on the big day. If you would like to get involved please fill in the Volunteering
> form
> <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6pVdrMBN4BYw6pEfjPXD8z_oRMZWxQ-tvsh2mrwTcn8aP8Q/viewform>
> and we will get in touch as the needs arise.
> We would welcome people to assist in programming, marketing, web stuff,
> design, responding to delegate enquiries, video editing skills, experience
> of running large meetings or events on zoom and possibly streaming to
> youtube. Tell us what you can do and we will get back to you
> Right now, *we need a FOSS4GUK Online logo* that incorporates the
> traditional FOSS4G ribbon
> <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Handbook#Logo>. Please send us your
> ideas.
> That’s it for now folks, we look forward to your presentation and
> workshop submissions, your offers of help and most of all seeing you online
> at FOSS4GUK online on 17th June.
> We will keep posting formal updates on this list, there will be a new
> event website at uk.osgeo.org in a few days and look out for lots of
> activity on our twitter account @OSGeoUK <https://twitter.com/osgeouk>
> May the FOSS be with you
> ____________
> Steven Feldman and the OSGeo:UK Team
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