I've managed a fair deal about video (and audio) streaming and recording.
Here's the deal:
- we will have 4 cameras available from AVC*, for free
- one technician from AVC will supervisor *us* recording the talks and
workshops (for 150 CZK per hour, i.e. ~ 370 USD total)
- we will provide volunteers that would control the cameras during the
talks (aim it at the speaker)
- we need to provide one PC with at least i5 CPU and one USB3 port
(laptop is fine), they need to install their OS to do some magic - I
guess Red Hat Brno might provide this?
- the video will be instantly available on youtube
- if we don't want to volunteer, we can pay for 4 cameramen and do
nothing (~ 1480 USD), but I think that's not necessary.
If everyone is OK with that, I can set up a wiki page for volunteers, as
it was last year.
* AVC is the audiovisual center of the university
I'm leaving tmrw and will be offline until Monday evening.
In case you need anything form me, say it today.
In case you need anything form me later, call me: +420777974800
In case you need to ship something to the venue:
(And you better do it soon)
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I will be at the venue the whole Tuesday, hope I will meet you there.
Sirko already started working on the guide book, based on Ryan's from the last
year. It needs updates and new content - see https://titanpad.com/lAnRgNPHpN
For Welcome to Flock, we were thinking about Matt and give this page to
FPL. And also any new ideas - write it to the Etherpad.
I've started building a guide in guidebook.com. Their paid plans are
pretty expensive, but the free plan allows 200 downloads and I don't
think we will exceed this number given the number of registered
It looks pretty neat so far. It for example allows to import a schedule
from sched.org which saves a lot of work. And all data is stored
off-line which is useful for people who are abroad.
Hi, all. It's too late to solve this for this year, but I'm hoping to
crowdsource some answers for next year.
We have booked flights for people based on the itineraries they requested,
in some cases on the assumption that they knew better than we did how best
to get to Prague from their own countries and deal with getting visas.
Because some countries require you to (or at least strongly suggest that
you do) have a flight before you request a visa, we are now quite over
budget for travel due to denied and delayed visas requiring us to rebook
flights on different itineraries. It's not only India, although because we
have many contributors who want to attend Flock from India, it's the
primary problem country in this situation.
As those of us doing the flight bookings are American and rarely need visas
where we travel, this is unfamiliar territory. Can those of you who deal
with visa problems make any suggestions about how to avoid this next year?
Or is it simply unavoidable, and we need to budget in the equivalent of
several extra people's flights for these rebookings?