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Re: Event?

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: Re: Event?
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:51:36 -0400
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Le 10 juillet 2020 07:17:01 GMT-04:00, Efraim Flashner <> 
a écrit :
>On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 06:50:28AM -0400, Julien Lepiller wrote:
>> Le 10 juillet 2020 04:57:08 GMT-04:00, zimoun
><> a écrit :
>> >Dear,
>> >
>> >Quoting the last Guix-Europe General Assembly, 
>> >
>> >       In  addition to  the Guix  Days,  we consider  holding a 
>> >       virtual  event  towards   the  end  of  the   year;  during 
>> >       discussion,  September   or  the   time  around   Christmas 
>> >       mentioned, without clear consensus.  Manolis, Pjotr and
>> >        volunteer to work on the organisation.
>> >
>> >       In case  FOSDEM is cancelled  due to ongoing Covid  problems,
>> >       would also like  to hold the Guix Days as  an online event.
>> >       booking ICAB, we  need to watch out for  a suitable
>> >        policy.
>> >
>> >I would like to volunteer too. :-)
>> >
>> >BTW, we are already on mid-July and personally I plan a long break
>> >for August.  So we should start to discuss if we want to organize
>> >something in {September,October,November}.  On the Guix-HPC land, I
>> >think I will propose another "hackathon" in October.
>> >
>> >It appears to me difficult to transpose the format of Guix Days to
>> >something virtual.  From my experience, more 7 in video chat is not
>> >really fruitful.  Something like video cast (or pre-recorded) and
>> >question over IRC seems better.  On the other hand, I do not have
>> >experience in such event.
>> >
>> >What could be your suggestions?  About a date?  About a format?
>> >
>> >
>> >All the best,
>> >simon
>> I was imagining a format where we could hack together on stuff, while
>also having someqpresentations.
>> I liked the format of the FSF for libreplanet, where they were able
>to livestream the talks. They used jitsi and something in icecat to
>send the stream, and had a m3u link that can be opened in vlc or mpv.
>> I was also imagining something more unconference-style, where we
>could have smaller discussion and working groups.
>I'm sure there's some people with fairly weak machines. When I join
>Jitsi I always do it from my phone since it always crashes by browser.
>I'll have to try out OBS on my machine (using last year's FOSDEM
>presentation I suppose) to see how well it'll work for live presenting
>or pre-recording.
>On the peer programming side, I know we have asciinema packaged but I
>don't know if that supports live broadcasting. I know there's another
>service out there that can be used to watch people play nethack but
>lost my bookmark to it.
>Is there a voice chat that's less demanding than Jitsi? We can figure
>out the streaming of video and a joint audio separately if a
>presentation isn't live or when peer programming.

If we only want audio, we can use mumble.

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