BigBlueButton Developer Summit IV Recordings

The BigBlueButton Developer Summit IV is a wrap! Below is the list of attendees for the summit (and their respective organizations):

  • Blindside Networks — Fred Dixon, Richard Alam, Guga Salzar, Calvin Walton, Anton Georgiev
  • Carleton University — Stephen Muegge
  • Copeland Media — Tyler Copeland
  • Seneca College — Gary Deng, Chad Pilkey, Stanislav Yeshchenko, Adam Sharpe, Fardad Soleimanloo
  • HostBBB – Stephen Dame
  • iMDT — Tiago Jacobs
  • Mconf – Felipe Cecagno, Leonardo Crauss Daronco, Lucas Zawacki

After a week of coding, review, planning, and development, the team gave four on-line presentations using BigBlueButton. These sessions were open to anyone and included a Q&A session at the end.

Project Update


Evolving the BigBlueButton Architgecture


HTML5 client


Mobile Client


BigBlueButton and Carleton University

The BigBlueButton project started at Carleton University in 2007 (see History of BigBlueButton).

On Monday, April 21, as part of the fourth BigBlueButton Developer Summit, the developers met at Carleton University with Dr. Steven Muegge, assistant professor with Carleton’s Sprott School of Business and Executive Director of the BigBlueButton Foundation.  See group picture below (Steve is second from the left).

The University just posted a nice write-up on the visit in this International Group of Developers Meet at Carleton to Push BigBlueButton Project.

RackSpace Startups supports the BigBlueButton project

We are very happy to announce that the BigBlueButton project has been accepted into RackSpace Startups program. Over the next 12 months we will receive credits for using RackSpace cloud services, which will help us accelerate the development and testing of the next release of BigBlueButton for everyone. Thanks RackSpace!

BigBlueButton Community Update

On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, Fred Dixon, BigBlueButton Project Manager, gave a Community Update on the progress towards BigBlueButton 0.9.0, the next release due out this year.

Use FireFox or Chrome browser to view the recording of the session (advance to the 37 minute mark for the beginning of the recording):


BigBlueButton 0.81 released


We pleased to announce BigBlueButton 0.81, the eleventh release of our open source web conferencing platform for on-line learning.

Our vision is that every student with a web browser should have access to a high-quality on-line learning experience.  This release represents over a year of development effort and over four months of testing.  It is our most significant step towards reaching our vision.  

For details on the feature and setup instructions for BigBlueButton 0.81 see release notes and installation.

Thanks to everyone that worked, tested, and gave us feedback on this release!