Another reason why we need a co-host is to keep discussion and content balanced and cover various areas of documentation projects.
Please let me know your interest. Looking forward to having you on the virtual workshop.
A draft agenda is here for your review.
Track 1. Introduction and onboarding (odd months)
– What Docs team is all about? What role will interest you?
– Type of user documentation Fedora Linux publishes
– How can you have a part in Fedora Documentation?
Track 2. Skill-based workshop (even months)
– Technical review, Git workshop, AsciiDoc template and attributes
– Use of local build and preview script
– Test documentation quality
Intro and onboarding on track 1 is to raise awareness on documentation contributions for newbies. Your experience should definitely help onboarding session. For co-host/panelist, interaction with attendees and sharing experience matter. Both tracks don’t need slides. You’ll find Jitsi Meet link in Fedocal, Matrix and Fosstodon once a date is confirmed on September 15.
Track 2 needs sharing screen. But, both sessions will not be live-streamed. I could record the session with OBS Studio, edit footage with Kdenlive, and upload final cut to Peertube if you are okay with that.
Over time, we could change the way virtual workshop is run.
For co-host/panelist, here is some information you may find useful.
Video conferencing software
Jitsi Meet, Google Meet or Hopin
Jitsi recently change the way meeting is hosted. The host requires an account. As I didn’t host Jitsi Meet before, there is a risk of mishap and friction in organizing the conference. Alternatively, I would use Google Meet I’m comfortable with. However, Google Meet free account is limited to an hour. Hopin offers 2 hours free.
Rehearsal or pre-meeting with co-host/panelist
We could have a video call to exchange ideas and prepare workshop
– a 30-minute timeslot on any Thursdays: 7, 14 or 21 September
– I’ll share the Google Meet or Hopin invite on fedora-docs room @ Fedora Matrix chat
Materials / visual aid
Track 1 (onboarding): No slides or presentation required
Track 2: screen sharing web browser and application (text editor or IDE). No slides or presentation required.
Types of interaction
Track 1: Round-table discussion on Docs contributor experience. Ask anything.
Generally, Matrix should offer video conferencing without restrictions, and every Fedorian with an FAS account should be able to attend it without any third-party account/software and such (and I guess most have been already around in Matrix channels, which might offer some additional comfort). We used that in the past for Fedora Social meetings. But this function was not enabled on all channels, and at the moment, it seems that I cannot start a video session even in Fedora Social.
@mattdm Do you know if there is a possibility to use Matrix for such workshops? It would be cool if we can use our own infra for things like that.
In that case, Matrix might be indeed less appropriate Looking forward to my first jitsi experience
I assume a Matrix admin needs to start the session. It seems I have not sufficient privileges in the Fedora Social channel although I fulfill the mentioned conditions (web-version of Element, I’m in the Fedora space). I had in mind that I could start the video session in the past in Fedora Social, but maybe I mixed it up with something else (long time ago that I used Matrix for that). But thanks
Just for the records: Hank and me had a test session to check the MAC with the result, that the audio output didn’t work with the MAC. The compatibility sheet says, Safari has issues with “output device selection unsupported”. Because I have at least 2 Monitors, each with camera and audio, connected to my MacBook, this might be the cause. But we had the same issue with Firefox.
Hi folks, here is a checklist for co-presenters on 28 September.
Connect your computer to strong Wifi signal
Lighting: face light in your front (behind the webcam)
Display settings in desktop: Enable presentation mode, so the screen does not get locked. Don’t connect a second monitor for track 1.
Sound: If Linux, check sound profile for microphone and headphone. Use alsaamixer or pavucontrol to check soundcard, microphone, master/device volume. Test the sound with screen recording to avoid sound distortion.
Web browser: Chrome or Chromium recommended
Authenticate your Jitsi login with Google account if you want to moderate meetings
Enter name or nickname in Jitsi UI to join
Recording: No recording for track 1. Track 2 only. OBS studio test done by Hank Lee
Show and tell without presentation slides. Please be prepared to talk through if video or screen sharing fail. Don’t read screen-prompter or script. If all fail, carry on with audio only.