BigBlueButton day in Montréal: March 8th 2011

Developers and enthusiasts of BigBlueButton will meet up in Montréal, Québec, Canada on March 8th, 2011.

This will permit to accelerate the development of the local BigBlueButton community and will be held at the offices of Savoir-faire Linux. Révolution Linux, Gestion-Ressources, Evocatio and AvanTech.netwill be present. The event will be 9AM to 5PM EST and topics will include:

  • Introductions by Fred Dixon and Denis Zgonjanin- BigBlueButton developers
  • BigBlueButton Presentation
    • Current features
    • New features
    • Use cases
    • Integration with various other applications
  • Discussion about BigBlueButton business models
  • Improvements and feature requests
  • General discussions

This event is the last day of TikiFestConfoo 2011 and just before the Confoo Web Conference, where Tiki will be presented.

Thanks to Marc Laporte, project admin for Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, for providing the information for this post.

BigBlueButton on Android Phone

Felipe Cecagno, a member of the GT-Mconf team working in the Laboratory of Prav (located in the Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) posted this message to bigbluebutton-dev giving an update on their progress to create an Android client for BigBlueButton.

Progress is good. They posted this YouTube Video showing a working prototype (chat is now implemented).

Their project is open source:

Kudos to Felipe and his team! You have really impressed us!

With an Android client now in play, could an iPhone client be far behind?