Plone Video Sprint - Budapest

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Thu Oct 1 11:45:32 UTC 2009

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.

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 - 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 September 6th 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
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The EngageMedia team

About EngageMedia
EngageMedia is a video sharing, free software and skills building initiative focused on social justice and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region. We produce Plumi, a Plone based video sharing platform, run the video site, collaborate extensively with the Transmission network and conduct a range of skills building and training events.

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