On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 9:55 AM, Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Thu, 2015-07-30 at 09:50 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 7:52 AM, Stephen Gallagher <
> sgallagh(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2015-07-30 at 19:55 +1000, Ryan Lerch wrote:
> > > I had an idea to make up a looping video to have up on the
> > > projectors
> > > instead of having them blank while people are waiting for talks.
> > >
> > > Here is what I came up with:
> > >
> > > https://ryanlerch.fedorapeople.org/rochester-just-wavy.webm
> > >
> > > The ticket tracking this is here if you have any ideas.
> > >
> > > https://fedorahosted.org/design-team/ticket/396
> > >
> > > I was thinking about working on making it longer, and perhaps
> > > running
> > > through the sponsors, and maybe other important information,
> > > slide
> > > -show
> > > style but in a video, but will hack at adding that stuff after
> > > the
> > > other
> > > print stuff for flock is done.
> > >
> > Looks excellent to me, but what will we be using to project this?
> > Will
> > the rooms have existing desktops or something or will we be
> > expecting
> > all the presenters to run this while waiting?
> This is a fair question.
> Right now, the plan for streaming is a setup like we had in
> with laptops and webcams (though not actually confirmed yet). So
> there will be machines there, however they likely won't be near the
> projectors since they have to be connected to a webcam pointing at
> Ignoring that issue, I'm a bit skeptical of the practicality of using
> those machines to display this in the short break between sessions.
> It would mean someone would have to plug the projector back into the
> machine, then unplug it to connect to the presenter's machine, then
> replug, repeat. I can see this quickly leading to never plugging
> those in.
> Realistically, whatever machine that is being used to present will
> need to run this if we want it. Which likely means the presenter's
> themselves will need to run this, which means it will only be
> displayed for a few minutes before each talk.
> Does someone have a better idea or plan? I really like the idea and
> video itself, but I'm afraid practicality and technical issues are
> going to make it somewhat untenable.
Well, can we find out if the podiums at the venue have a machine
already there (even if it's Windows or OSX?). We could then just leave
that running on said machine and switch the projecter input back to the
podium system between talks.
Yes, which would probably be best case. Still requires people to
remember to plug it back in though. If the intention is to show
something nice before the talk starts, then it will kind of fail
during that awkward time when the presenter is trying to get their
machine working with the projector. Once their machine is displaying
you see a title slide or a random desktop unless they're running the
It's certainly doable, but I'm skeptical of how much it will actually
be shown in reality.