|Posted by Mike Parker||PermalinkReply|
DConf Online 2020 is on!
Please note that this is a soft announcement. Please don't share the website or the announcement on social media just yet. I want to have a chance to revise the details if needed before we do that. I'll publish a blog post next week with a more formal announcement and will share that to the world at large.
Some brief notes about how we currently envision things:
* Pre-recorded talks will be scheduled to premiere at specific times on our YouTube channel on Saturday and Sunday.
* Speakers in the pre-recorded talks will need to be available for a livestream Q & A session that will run in parallel to the talk and for an additional 15 minutes beyond. We'll monitor multiple sources in addition for questions (the chat in the video premier, the Q & A livestream chat, slack, discord, IRC).
* If you have ever done any livecoding and enjoy it, please consider proposing a session for DConf. I'll set up a restreamer so that you can stream to both your channel of preference and the foundation's YouTube channel. You'll need to know ahead of time what your goals for the session are and how you'll achieve them. If we can have at least one session per day, we'll be very happy.
* We'll have at least one livestreamed panel (the traditional Ask use Anything) and are eagerly looking for interesting panel ideas.
* I'm hoping to convince a handful of people to organize and run a #BeerConf starting the day before the conference (Friday the 20th) and going through Sunday.
* Currently planning to kick off around 3:00 PM UTC on Saturday and Sunday so that folks on the US West Coast don't have to get up before sunrise to participate. Those of us in Asia will have to make do.
As the web page says, after the event we'll be launching a new playlist on the foundation's YouTube channel (The D Community Presents). It's our goal to accept as many of the DConf submissions as possible since we aren't physically constrained by time and space. We want to post *every* pre-recorded talk to YouTube. Those we don't select to premiere for the conference we can instead post once a week to the new playlist afterward. And we'll continue to accept submissions to the playlist as time goes by.
And yes, we hope to make this an annual event. Real-world DConf in May, online DConf in November.
Please let me know if anything about the submission process is unclear and I'll update the page. I do not want to post details about the process of prepping the videos; I'm reserving that for those who are actually accepted. And I'm holding off on the details of exactly how we'll be doing the livestreaming, as that may change. We'll make some test runs to ensure that everything we want to do actually works and I'll update the page as we get closer to the dates.