Running a FOSS virtual conference

Morgan Lemmer-Webber (@mlemweb) , Thomas Markey (@eth01) and, Sebastian Lasse (@Sebastian)

Online conferences and live-streamed conferences have been increasingly popular in the face of political and social changes over the past decade. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought this trend from a convenience to a necessity.
In this talk, organizers of APConf will discuss how we threw together a virtual conference using Peertube and a Big Blue Button server hosted by Fosshost.

Fosshost provides cloud compute power to the free and open source software community. Established hosting providers donate infrastructure to the fosshost project, which in turn they manage and share with the open source community. These reciprocated values of sharing, improve, promote and advance the use of free software. Fosshost provides hosting to more than thirty open source projects including Celestia Space, XFCE, GNOME, XIPH, the ActivityPub Conference and many more.

Questions & Answers available!

Q&A Session – Running a FOSS virtual conference
⬡ Hooray, the live Questions & Answers are available here


We’ve already had some federation problems between and mastodon that are preventing people to comment on many of the videos ( that we will absolutely address in the Q&A for this talk!

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