EmacsConf 2019 is tomorrow. Even if a conference about Emacs doesn't seem like your thing, it's worth taking a look at how it's being put on.
It's 100% remote, all talks are live streamed, live transcriptions are posted to IRC. Audience questions are taken from a different IRC channel.
It's the conference version of "everybody dials in." I'd like to see more conferences put on this way.
@ieure A handful of glitches with the streams etc. so far, but I struggle with random people, have never got conversations going at conferences, and this Jitsi + irc thing really shows the way for a certain style of low carbon conference. I'm pro.
Have you heard of BTM?
It's a Minecraft conference done in-game.
There's a Minecraft server on which the convention center is built, with lecture rooms, booths, etc. Slides are shown on text-mode displays of in-game computers. Voice chat is done with Mumble with positional audio, and lecture-room-specific channels for listening to talks. Questions are asked on in-game chat.
@Wolf480pl I haven't, but that's pretty awesome!
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!