Latency is an ever-present issue; last week was around ~30s. Puck has since decreased that (currently ~15s). The plan is to utilize larger (and more) systems for the conference itself, which is expected to provide better performance and quality characteristics.
There is an issue with the 1080p stream, which Puck is investigating.
How will Q&A work?
The standard format is 20 minutes talk, 5 minutes Q&A. That Q&A portion will involve asking questions in IRC, where the NixCon moderator will be present. They will consolidate questions, rephrase for clarity as necessary, send to our emcee who will ask the speaker.
Speakers: the ideal format is if you can pre-record your talk. In this case, you could answer questions during the talk in chat, and then we can switch to your webcam feed for the Q&A portion. (Of course, streaming a webcam feed is not mandatory, if you do not wish to do so.)
We’re running through a test session for the critical parts of one time-block.
Details are in the previous thread: NixCon 2020 meeting notes #6.