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FSOSS2010

Web Audio

in FSOSS, FSOSS2010, Programming, Video, Mozilla, Web Programming
Mozilla

Location

Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W

EDITORIAL COMMENT: this was a very interesting talk and unfortunately our recording doesn't do it full justice. If we get the chance, we'll see if we can convince Dave to give it again when we can record it with an audio mixer so that we capture both his speech and the audio. Also we'd use our fancier vga capture gear that captures at a higher frame rate. Even so, it's still a great talk!

One of the remaining frontiers for open web standards is advanced audio. Firefox 4 will include a new Web Audio API, and a W3C Audio Incubator Group has been formed to seed the web standards process. This presentation will explain and demonstrate what the web audio API can do.

Event: 
FSOSS
Speaker: 
Dave Humphrey

The Business of Linux - How individuals can get in the game

in Entrepreneurship, FSOSS, FSOSS2010, Linux
Linux

Location

Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W

Open Source business will creep through our economy just like good code creeps through the stack, but where do you begin your venture? We'll cover some of the very basics of starting a business, examine existing, non-IT industries that can be modeled, and discuss how standards will play an important role in business development.

This talk is tailored for individuals who are considering making the leap from hobby to small business or employee to employer. Pace will be determined by the participants and there will be time for group discussion as well as Q&A.

Event: 
FSOSS
Speaker: 
Karlie Robinson

Finding a Community

in BSD, Community, FSOSS, FSOSS2010

Location

Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W

PLEASE NOTE: the microphone cuts out from around the 0:49 mark to 3:12 and is fine after

 (Even if You're not a Developer)

This presentation is designed to get new users started in contributing to an open source community and offers suggestions for projects to encourage new contributors. It will discuss:
- the benefits to contributing to a project (why you should be doing this if you are not already)
- how to find a community that offers the best fit
- getting started
- overcoming problems
- reducing barriers to contributions

Event: 
FSOSS
Speaker: 
Dru Lavigne

Pressing the BigBlueButton

in Community, FSOSS, FSOSS2010, Video, Misc

Location

Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W

Universities and colleges are increasing moving their lectures on-line. There are about 150 commercial web-conferencing systems that could be used for distance education, but very few viable open source alternatives. The BigBlueButton project has been working for the past two years to create a viable choice for an open source web conferencing system for distance education.

BigBlueButton is not a small project: in addition to its own code, it uses fifteen other open source packages: asterisk, activemq, asterisk-java, Flex SDK, ghostscript, groovy, grails, imagemagick, mysql, nginx, red5, swf tools, scala, tomcat6, and OpenOffice. This talk will cover the real-world challenges we’ve faced in managing the growth of this project: specifically, UI design, testing, packaging, and integration with other open source and closed source products.

Event: 
FSOSS
Speaker: 
Fred Dixon