BigBlueButton Spring Summit: April 24th, 2013, 9AM – 4PM EDT
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The BigBlueButton project will be holding its second full day online summit next Wednesday, April 24 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT.
Our goal is to give everyone a comprehensive update on progress to improve BigBlueButton, to support HTML5 and WebRTC, and to share the efforts of others build upon and contribute back to the BigBlueButton project.
We invite all members of the BigBlueButton community to attend one or more of the sessions below.
You are welcome to attend in person:
The Code Factory
100 Gloucester St.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Don’t worry if you can’t travel to Ottawa – you can participate remotely online (using BigBlueButton of course!). To participate online, visit
This site will be active 24 hours before the summit. If you intend to participate, please register beforehand.
Each sessions will be 30 minutes in length, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. All sessions will be broadcasted live using BigBlueButton and recorded for later viewing.
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM – BigBlueButton Project Update
Fred Dixon, BigBlueButton Project Manager, will give an update on the achievements this year, our progress towards the release of BigBlueButton 0.81 (our eleventh release), the upcoming work to support HTML5 and WebRTC, and an overview of the road map for 2013.
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM – Improving BigBlueButton’s User Interface
Tyler Copeland, independent designer, who has been responsible for evolving and improving BigBlueButton’s interface since the project’s beginning. In this presentation, Tyler will give an overview of the user interface evolution, the design challenges faced during the evolution, and a closer look at the ongoing work to design an HTML5-based interface for BigBlueButton.
(15 minute break)
10:45 – 11:30 – Evolving BigBlueButtons Architecture to Support HTML5
Richard Alam, Chief Architect for BigBlueButton, will describe the plans to modify and enhance the current BigBlueButton architecture to provided a unified support for a HTML5-based client and Flash-based client.
11:30 – 1:00 PM Break for Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 PM – Building upon BigBlueButton: The Mconf Project
Felipe Cecagno, BigBlueButton committer, and Leonardo Daronco, Mconf Developer, will describe how the Mconf team adapted and enhanced a fork of BigBlueButton (called Mconf Live) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This presentation will also include their efforts to build a mobile version of BigBlueButton (Mconf Mobile), a Web Portal (Mconf Web), and a global network of BigBlueButton servers. For more information see http://mconf.org/.
2:00 – 2:45 PM — Improving BigBlueButton’s Accessibility
Chad Pilkey and Justin Robinson, two developers at the Center for Development of Open Source Technologies, Seneca College, will present their efforts to improve BigBlueButton’s accessibility for students who are hearing or visually impaired, as well as prototype the addition of a polling module for BigBlueButton.
3:00 PM — 4:00 PM — General Feedback
In this wrap-up session, we invite anyone interested in the project to give us their feedback and suggestions for improving BigBlueButton for their use.
You can also follow the project by subscribing to updates on twitter (@bigbluebutton).
Recordings from first Summit
To see the recordings from the first summit (held Dec 6, 2012), click here.