Opencast Community Meetings

Upcoming Events

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


2017 Opencast summit

March 1-3, Valencia, Spain

For more information and the registration for the conference, visit the conference website.


Workshop on Opencast Administration and Migration

February 8-9, Cologne, Germany

Day 1 – Administration – Start 10:00am

  • “Guided Tour” through the Opencast Admin UI
    • Basics: Events, Series, Themes, Comments, Dashboard, Search Box, Filters, etc.
    • Video editing
    • Differences to Opencast 1.x
    • Substitution of the Opencast 1.x Hold State.
  • Typical installation problems (i.e. ActiveMQ)
  • Configuration
    • Improve the video encoding settings
    • Create your own workflows
  • External API: new ways to connect your LMS
  • Opencast Player and alternatives

Day 2 – Migration – End 2:00 pm

  • Archiving and backup of recordings
  • Migration strategies
    • Parallel Installation
    • “Full”-migration with database upgrade
    • Migration script
  • Typical problems encountered in the migration
  • Q&A on migration

We intend to have each day separated on one of the subjects, but as day 1 has a very full agenda, we might need to shift some topics to day 2.

To register for the Opencast Administration & Migration workshop, please write a mail to rrolf@uni-osnabrueck.de. There is currently no website for this event.

Timing of this workshop was mainly influenced by institutions planning to migrate over the summer of 2017. For others and for those of you who cannot make it to Cologne: we will offer a condensed version of this workshop on the Valencia Opencast Summit from March 1st to 3rd 2017. If you have specific issues you would like to see covered (additionally), please contact us as soon as possible.

We hope that this workshop will not distract you from coming to the Valencia conference. If you can only make it to one of the events the official summit would be our recommendation, as you will get a much broader overview of what is going on in the Opencast community.


2017 Media & Learning

April 6-7, Brussels, Belgium

For more information and the registration for the conference, visit the conference website.



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.


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 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 Wednesdays at 3pm UTC.