Talk:OpenZFS Office Hours
Approaches to broadcast
I am considering using SpreeCast for my Office Hours. Random fact: SpreeCast used to be in the same building as Delphix. When they moved to a bigger office, we took over their space.
First and second impressions of Spreecast
Attempt to view something that's on air, there's a very prominent and endless banner Starting Spreecast™ social video stream then eventually, small and overlooked in a far corner, not connected.
With the first browser that I tested, sign up to Spreecast via e-mail did not work, the expected dialogue (pictured at http://about.spreecast.com/getting-started/) did not appear. I'll report the issue.
I signed up, signed in then attempted to view something else that was on air. Again: endlessly reportedly starting the stream, whilst not connected.
Then after confirming my e-mail address, in a new browser window I tried a third event that was on air. Again: endlessly reportedly starting the stream, whilst not connected.
I found examples of current and future events but nothing past; nothing pre-recorded.
For broadest awareness of the benefits of ZFS and OpenZFS, I'd like something that can be:
- played back by anyone without the need to sign up.
As a side note, I'd prefer something that doesn't require Adobe Flash Player.
Discussed briefly in IRC.
No go in my Safari.
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/schedule.html no go in Google Chrome 31.0.1639.0 canary. Persistently treats me as signed out whilst truly I'm signed in.
> hangouts won't install in FreeBSD, even in Chromium.
Preparing for OpenZFS Office Hours #1
Assuming that weekends are the best time to test, this weekend (28th–29th September) may be the best opportunity to test whatever service is to be used for the first event.
If it's IRC alone, no need to test – simply publicise the medium (a dedicated channel?) a couple of days in advance so that people who will be new to IRC have an opportunity to familiarise themselves.
If something richer than IRC – AV (at least audio) with integrated text chat could be ideal – then maybe test today or tomorrow, with a leisurely ironing out of wrinkles before event #1 goes on air.
Cross reference: Talk:OpenZFS_Day#Online_and_offline … if there's time to find a solution to please all (or most) tastes before OpenZFS Office Hours #1, then that same solution might be used for OpenZFS Day. Just a thought.
Bottom line: no pressure. Just kicking the ball around.