Join us Saturday afternoon on November 23rd for a video sprint at the UCLA Research Commons. We're meeting to save all the videos that were once hosted on Blip.tv but were unceremoniously deleted. See https://groups.drupal.org/node/358663 for more details.
Our video sprint will have a couple different areas where anyone can jump in and help, from technical tasks, content editing tasks and general support.
1. Being part of a team!
The most important thing in my book is to have fun whenever we get together. Much of the learning, teaching, rabble rousing and any successes we'll experience will be because we're working together as a team, helping one another and accomplishing something that we wouldn't be able to do alone or individually.
2. Bring some food and drinks
This is very much a community event, and unless we have a corporate sponsor then I suggest we bring food to share potluck-style. We'll need to check with our venue first, of course, to see if food is allowed where we'll be located.
If anyone would like to sponsor beverages and / or food for our group at this event, we'll be incredibly grateful and can even mention you or your company name in the video descriptions.
3. Transcoding videos
Anyone with Windows (or a virtual machine running Windows) can help transcode the large backlog of WebEx videos that we have. This is by using Cisco's network recording player software mentioned on our video how-to page:
Video How-to and Checklist
4. Uploading videos
We're still not 100% decided on which video provider we'll be uploading our videos to. We can definitely talk more about our options if anyone recommends them or if another person seconds mfuller's recommendation to use YouTube:
If we end up using Vimeo, then for the most part our videos can be uploaded to Dropbox and then automatically transferred to Vimeo via their Dropbox magic uploader thingie.
5. Naming and labeling videos
Once videos are uploaded to Vimeo (or YouTube, or wherever), we'll add helpful descriptions, tags, etc. to the video pages.
Then we'll need to update the original meetup announcement related to the event where that video was recorded. For example, the Downtown Drupal meetup where Steve & Stacey Rifkin presented on Hard Cards will need to be updated with a link to the new video page:
Hard Cards Case Study: Is Drupal for Beginners?
Our generous host and co-organizer, Gary Thompson of the UCLA Library, tells us:
The Research Commons is on the 1st floor. When you enter the building, walk toward the back past the cafe, and turn left. We'll be in the space near the collaboration pods, or we'll be in one or two of the pods. (You'll know what I'm talking about as soon as you see the pods.)
UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library
53442 Charles Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095
To carpool, post below in the comments to see who is requesting and offering rides to the venue.
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Parking Structure 3 is close to the Charles Young Research Library.
Pay at the Self-Service Parking Pay Stations. $3.00/hour $12.00 all day. Cash or Credit Cards.
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