Community chat

  • Be able to link meetup videos to all the other attendees
  • Budget to fly speakers to different cities?
  • What is the best way to get this budget? (covered later)
  • No owner, but be able to link people between them
  • HLS.js community involvement - how can we get more involvement in OSS?
  • How can we bridge the gap in technical depth (people using video APIs? vs contributing to libav)
  • Are people shying away from talking about codecs in the US because of patents?
  • Are we dividing the industry too much between "backend" (codec engineers, etc) and "frontend" (player/application engineers)
  • Additional emphasis on "101" style talks? Things like Audio Codec 101 to bridge that gap
  • Resources on codecs/encoding/multimedia stacks suck, so how are companies bringing people up to speed?
  • Other programming fields have good training resources (data science, etc), why don't we have that for media?
  • Are patents killing sharing of information in general?
  • Main information is behind paywalls or unavailable altogether.
  • Some aspects of media have gotten more open, but codecs have gotten harder to reverse engineer
  • Shared content index
  • Central repository of all these things
  • Example: https://github.com/leandromoreira/digital_video_introduction
  • Sharing is what makes the web so great
  • Lots of FOSS projects
  • Resources for beginners
  • This doesn't seem to be the same for the media industry
  • Where does additional budget come from?
  • Demuxed is willing to pay what we have, what happens after?
  • Recruiting budget is an ideal way to try and get company involvement
  • How do we cut through bullshit?
  • As communities grow, we need to make sure it's engineers talking about engineering problems
  • Meetups are the places where that commonly happens
  • Need to be able to make sure we're getting the word out about our communities
  • Things like social media are a big plus (why doesn't FOMS have Twitter Silvia?)
  • Make it easier for people to share and grow the community
  • Important to find the people that are passionate and want to share about their projects
  • old school OSS vs new school (paid, company-sponsored) OSS?
  • Base is that it's important to find the people that genuinely enjoy. More likely to get involved in meetups / communities rather than just work.
  • People that don't care about their community are potentially more likely to be bad actors and cause issues in the community
  • How can we incentivize huge video deliverers like Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon to join and be involved in community
  • Everyone should join the #meta-meetup channel on video-dev