Upcoming Events

Here are the conferences and workshops organized by the Opencast community and/or with participation by / relevance for the Opencast community.

Opencast Developer Workshop 2018

November 13th to 15th 2018 in Osnabrück, Germany.

For everybody who is interested in contributing to Opencast, or adopting it to the local needs we are offering a developer workshop. The admission is free!


Opencast D/A/CH Meeting 2018

September 27.-28., 2018 at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

The website has all the information for planning your itinerary, with registration.


Past Events

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2018 Opencast summit

The website has recording of most of the sessions of this years conference. Thanks to Austria’s Academic Moodle Cooperation for hosting the 2018 Opencast Summit at the University of Vienna.

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Conferences and Workshops

There is one major annual meeting, the Opencast Summit. While this used to be an unconference with an open agenda, we are trying to mix planned sessions with open slots these days, based on feedback we got from the community. Usually, there will be a call for participation to the community with a selection of presentations submitted (if necessary) so that a programme is set a couple of weeks before the event. To maintain the “unconference style” there will be empty slots for ad hoc sessions or open discussions. Besides the presentation slot(s) we usually organize a vendor showcase for the latest capture agent technology and service provider offerings.

Plus, there are regional Opencast meetings. The German-speaking community for example meets once or twice a year for a workshop.

Last but not least, there is the annual Open Apereo Conference, with members of the Opencast Community joining and – ideally – presenting or organizing seminars and workshops to inform the larger Apereo community about Opencast.

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Conference Recordings

There are recordings from the annual Opencast Summit since 2012 in the video archive of the ETH Zürich. You can find many interesting talks on the development of Opencast, user-stories from adopting institutions and many other topics here.

Frequent Meetings

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Frequent Webmeetings

Best entry point to the community probably is our Adopters’ meeting on the last Wednesday of each month. The meeting is at 3pm UTC at http://opencast.blindsidenetworks.net(password: welcome). An agenda for this meeting is usually announced a few days before the meeting on the mailing-lists.

There is also a german-speaking Adopters’ meeting on the last Wednesday of every even month (February, April, June, August, October). The meeting is at 15:00 CEST at http://opencast.blindsidenetworks.net(password: welcome). An agenda for this meeting is usually announced a few days before the meeting on the german-speaking mailing-lists.

There is also a weekly technical meeting for developers and sysops on Tuesdays at 3pm UTC on http://opencast.blindsidenetworks.net(password: welcome). An agenda is also announced before the meeting on the developers’ mailing-lists.

The Sakai Teaching and Learning group has opened up for other Apereo projects as an open forum. They meet http://opencast.blindsidenetworks.net(password: welcome).