GCDS Slides and Videos Online

The available slides and videos from GCDS are now available for download. Grab the slides to catch up on over 40 of the best talks, and get the videos to over 50 enlightening presentation. Thanks to GeekSoc for hosting and thanks to the team from KDE who manned the cameras.


Robert Lefkowitz, Walter Bender and RMS did speak, didn't they?

By kragil at Tue, 2009/07/28 - 8:12am

Unfortunately due to some technical problems not all talks were successfully recorded. Those available are all of the ones that did.

By Kenny Duffus at Tue, 2009/07/28 - 9:34am

Bummer, but thanks! I am grateful for every video I get.

By kragil at Tue, 2009/07/28 - 9:58am

Where I can download it?


By burev82 at Tue, 2009/07/28 - 3:54pm

Here: http://www.geeksoc.org/gcds/

P.S. Thanks for putting up all these talks. I have watched about five so far and they are really excellent! :)

By Mutlu Inek at Wed, 2009/07/29 - 10:21am

Thanks! Some great talks in there.

Although the quality of the production is quite good on these videos (we can see the screen and the speaker at the same time, for example), getting this process right from start to finish is quite difficult and not always completely successful in free software conferences.

A number of times I have thought about whether it would be useful to write some documentation about how to record, edit and distribute conference videos to assist people who haven't done it before (and with free software conferences often being hosted in different cities and therefore by a different group of volunteers, this is quite a common occurrence). It could cover techniques, dos and don'ts, recommended free software tools, etc. I'd love to do this, and I don't mind writing documentation; the only snag being that whilst I do have some ideas about what works and what doesn't in the result, I don't actually have any concrete experience in this area. Perhaps I could start something and then others could help to complete it?

By Paul Eggleton at Wed, 2009/07/29 - 11:47am

... it certainly won't harm. And I love watching those videos, as it gives an entirely perfect idea.

I absolutely loved the Social Desktop Talk (and the guy holding it appeared to be very social :-).

Before seening that I thought it's only Vaporware, and probably it is very much, but now I understand that it will change our position in the market dramatically as well as our support interaction and that there is somebody who is not just after announcement clicks, but trying to establish a Free Social Network.


By kayonuk at Wed, 2009/07/29 - 5:19pm

I do have a little experience with video processing free software tools. I can help a bit bluelightning. Maybe it would be good to start this on the OpenDesktop.org platform so more people would be able to join and contribute as well.

By José Oramas M. at Fri, 2009/07/31 - 5:32pm

Great stuff. I've started making a few notes, but what I think we really need is a wiki somewhere so that we can collaboratively work on the document. I can't see that Opendesktop.org has a wiki function, so maybe somewhere else would be more appropriate?

In fact, maybe if there was a larger wiki talking generally about how to run a conference, this could be a section within it. Perhaps that's more something for the future though, initially the document could be anywhere with a wiki.

By Paul Eggleton at Mon, 2009/08/03 - 11:01am

I want to know what license the videos are under; I wanted to repost some of them on blip.tv. Does anybody know if this is permitted or what I would have to do to get the videos reposted.

By Joseph at Thu, 2009/07/30 - 12:53am

"All videos are licensed as: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ "

Hope that helps. :)

By Hans Chen at Thu, 2009/07/30 - 8:12am


By Brian Cappello at Thu, 2009/07/30 - 3:29pm

Matthew Garrett basically tore all the GUI devs a new one ;) .. I liked it.

By kragil at Thu, 2009/07/30 - 6:50pm

thanks for the slides/vids!
note on the bluetooth talk (Bastien Nocera): audio only comes through the left channel.

By mxttie at Thu, 2009/08/13 - 4:53pm

for providing so much bandwidth! it was really a pleasure downloading the vids when you only have to wait a few seconds :)

By mxttie at Fri, 2009/08/14 - 9:11am