BigBlueButton Summit VIII: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The BigBlueButton developer community met in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada last week to coordinate development of the open source project for the next six months.

This was our eighth developer summit in four years. At this summit we had participants from Brazil, United States, Tunisia, and Canada. As with each summit, it’s an opportunity to work together for five days on exploring improvements to BigBlueButton, incorporating feedback from users, discussing architectural choices for the project, and making presentations to the community.

Team-pic

The focus of this summit was along a number of tracks: finishing BigBlueButton 1.0 release (currently in Release Candidate), planning the next BigBlueButton 1.1 release, reworking the BigBlueButton UI, and working on the architecture for the HTML5 and mobile client.

Thanks to all the developers who participated at the week-long summit:

      Anton Georgiev

 

      Calvin Walton

 

      Chad Pilkey

 

      Danny Perrone

 

      Felipe Cecagno

 

      Zachary Chai

 

      Fred Dixon

 

      Stephen Dame

 

      Gabriel de Campes

 

      Ghazi Triki

 

      Leonardo Daronco

 

      Lucas Zawacki

 

      Max Doumit

 

      Maxim Khlobystov

 

      Oleksandr Zhurbenko

 

      Oswaldo Acauan

 

      Pedro Marin

 

      Richard Alam

 

    Tiago Jacobs

We thank the following organizations who helped make this summit possible:

Blindside Networks Inc.
HostBBB
ICES Corporation
IMDT
Mconf Tecnologia
Seneca College

There was a lot of collaboration during the week. Here’s a picture reviewing the planned updates to the user interface.

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As with each summit, the highlight is making presentations to the BigBlueButton community on our progress. Here are the links to the presentations:

BigBlueButton UI Update

Tyler Copeland gives an update on the work to evolve the BigBlueButton user interface.

BigBlueButton Project Update

Fred Dixon gives an update on the project.

BigBlueButton HTML Client Update

The HTML5 development team gives an update on the progress to create an HTML5 client for BigBlueButton.

 

We had a lot of fun at this summit, including an evening out to a local puzzle room where we tried to solve all the puzzles and escape from a room in 45 minutes. I think some members thought debugging BigBlueButton was easier than the puzzle rooms :-). Thanks to the Code Factory for providing us the space for the summit.

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