7/20/2020 NixCon 2020 Meeting Notes
@flokli @zimbatm @edef @qyliss puck @nbathum met on Jitsi.
Thanks to the hard work from Puck, @qyliss, and @edef who have put together an excellent proposal and demo with Jitsi, we’ve decided a few things regarding which AV technologies we will use.
- Discord will not be used
- Breakout rooms will use Jitsi
- Speakers can present through Jitsi, or stream from OBS or equivalent RTMP solution
- Primary streaming using MPEG-DASH
- Main track will also simultaneously stream to YouTube
Again, impressive, and thank you all for helping! I hope everyone will be happy to see this. I don’t remember who said this today, but I’m going to quote it again shamelessly. How cool will it be to run our conference “powered by Free software with NixOS.”
We will perform testing of this before the conference. If anyone is interested in giving a talk to facilitate testing, please speak up. Also, perhaps the group here Is there any regular casual NixOS Online Meeting? may be interested in holding a session on Jitsi?
There is some pondering about the experience and conference format and how best to support it. Ideas include supporting chat and breakout rooms using a combination of IRC and Jitsi, or Jitsi alone. We welcome any opinions or input regarding these things.
Short term todos
Please join #nixcon or check back here closer to the meeting date for details.