UPDATE: Open Media Camp planning, session proposals, conversations, rsvp, etc have all been moved to the new camp site at: http://www.openmediacamp.org
On the weekend of April 19th, we will be hosting a Drupal Media Camp (unconference style) here in Denver, Colorado. We want to bring together as many people as possible who are already using the numerous Drupal media modules in a significant way, as well as the developers behind them. I'm not even going to try and list all the possible modules at this point -- but think in the realm of Media Mover, Filefield, Station, SWFtools, Youtube API,Embedded Media Field, Media....and on and on. There will likely be an emphasis on video and audio over other media types, but then again whoever shows up gets to make the rules =)
At this point we foresee two loose 'tracks' within the summit, one being a mashup of presentations and knowledge sharing amongst users, and the other being code sprints and general strategizing amongst the developers. Ideally this summit will leave everyone with:
- A more comprehensive understanding of the modules available and the ways they are being used
- Increased collaboration & relationships between users with similar goals (join forces in collaboratively generating the resources(not just money) necessary to push this work forward!)
- Increased collaboration & relationships between developers working on the modules (more unity, opportunity through code sprints to integrate various patches/functionality we've got locked up on individual sites, clearer vision for moving forward)
- A warm fuzzy feeling about the power of Drupal to handle media
The summit will be held in Denver Open Media's space, Denver's public access television station, so there will be ample opportunity to record sessions, bring in remote presenters, and in general geek out with the media resources available here depending on attendee interest. We'd love to see as many of the sessions as possible recorded and then uploaded back to Drupal shortly after the summit but will need volunteers to help us man the cameras, do some basic digitizing and upload.
We'll come up with a system shortly for organizing the presentations & presenter signup (we're interested in local & remote) -- likely something added to the Open Media Project group. We're also open to the idea of groups sponsoring this summit, but not depending on it. Two days isn't a lot of time, so we probably won't allocate much for vendor specific sessions -- but everyone has to break for lunch, and we could hang banners, make short announcements, etc so let us know if you're interested. All potential attendees should RSVP. We're prepared to handle about 75 attendees based on our staff availability. The space itself could accommodate up to 150 participants, so if we get to 75 we'll start asking for volunteers to help with the coordination of the space.
Until we get the presentation/presenter signup page setup, all requests for more information etc should go to firstname.lastname@example.org