[foms] next "FOMS" workshop

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 06:03:35 PDT 2011

Hi Philip,

That's awesome news! Great to hear you are coming!

I have yet to figure this all out, actually. Right now it looks like
there are several streams at OVC and the technical one is called "Open
Media Software" (OMS). There are several parallel tracks on that
stream and html5 accessibility will be one. Track and WebVTT
discussions would be part of that.

I'm going to talk with the OVC organisers to see if we can have a
separate Website to do some organising in the manner that we did FOMS.

Hope to be able to give you more news soon.


On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 10:56 PM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj at opera.com> wrote:
> Good new, I'll be attending this year as well. As a topic of particular
> interest to me, I might add <track> and WebVTT.
> Will there be a dedicated FOMS website, or is it merging completely with
> OVC?
> Philip
> On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 08:26:53 +0200, Silvia Pfeiffer
> <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> This year, the Open Video Conference will be taking place on the
>> 10-12th September in New York. I was asked to have FOMS included in
>> the conference and I've worked with Ben Moskowitz on sorting out the
>> best way.
>> OVC supposedly have an awesome venue with many rooms and are planning
>> something very different to previous years: something much more
>> productive.
>> There will be workshops in three domains: creative, policy and technical.
>> The workshops will be about a particular current topic in the domain
>> and will all be outcome focused.
>> In the technical space that means there will be workshops for users to
>> learn how to work with certain technology and produce some examples
>> (e.g. work with popcorn.js or Firefox Rainbow etc).
>> Also - and this is probably mostly due to the way in which we ran FOMS
>> in the last two years - they want to have *developer-centric*
>> workshops very much along the FOMS spirit.
>> However, rather than have a single "FOMS" track, we decided to
>> identify some key technical issue beforehand and pull out working
>> groups for these up front. Topics that I have suggested are:
>> * HTTP adaptive streaming (yes, to continue the discussions from last
>> year)
>> * Browser video metrics/stats
>> * HTML5 video accessibility
>> * WebRTC (which was already a topic)
>> * Camera and microphone interfaces (which also already was a topic)
>> (Do we need something about codecs?)
>> In addition to this I suggested to hold a single "Open Media Software
>> Developers" get-together at the beginning of the conference to do what
>> we have done in previous FOMSes: introduce ourselves and express the
>> things that currently bug us and that we would like to discuss with
>> others. If we identify anything that hasn't got a breakout group yet,
>> we have the chance to actually create such a group. There seem to be
>> sufficient rooms available to accommodate this. We could presumably
>> even have a permanent hacking room where we can catch up when nothing
>> else is on.
>> But first let me ask this question: Does anyone here have any other
>> ideas for breakout groups for OVC that we should definitely have and
>> that I missed above?
>> I hope you're putting the OVC date in your diaries and starting to
>> plan the trip, because I think - even though we are ripping FOMS apart
>> - the spirit of FOMS is actually moving into this larger thing that is
>> called OVC and it will be totally awesome.
>> Cheers,
>> Silvia.
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