Streaming Media has been doing a series of online workshops on various topics. They themselves are live streaming, with a chat backchannel which. It’s great to showcase the technology in itself like this. I myself have been guilty of “typing about moving images” plenty of times; a sin up there with “dancing about architecture.”
The topic this time is Live Streaming. Here’s the description:
A Streaming Media Roundtable Web Event with the Pros
Whether you're a live video streaming veteran or a newbie looking to present your first online event, this Streaming Media Roundtable offers an opportunity to get guidance from 4 leading companies that specialize in live video delivery. In addition to discussing the various solutions they offer, the presenters will address best practices for coordination, workflow, and user experience as well as do's and don'ts that can help you present better live events and achieve maximum ROI. They'll also answer your questions specific to your unique circumstances, so don't miss this unique online workshop.
And it is a great lineup (with stolen images):
Director, Product Management
Senior Product Manager
Senior Vice-President North America
Vice President and Global Head of Webcasting Operations
Brian Stevenson has been a great partner of ours at Digital Rapids, and played an important role in making NBC Olympics live video stress free and high quality. It’s a rare and wonderful thing to have a big rack of real-time encoders just keep on trucking day after day and and never make it into the list of live event crises.
Tim Harader is a great guy and an old friend, and I’m glad to have an excuse to give him a shout-out. He’s been working behind the scenes for a decade now on all kinds of important digital media products, with a real focus on bringing the best of the professional video industry into PC playback. I first met him setting up the digital projection system at Cinema 21 for the WMVHD theater project, and I was impressed by his passion and competence in getting the best possible experience in that environment. Since joining Microsoft, we’d worked together on HD DVD, the codec team, and now on Silverlight.
Tim was there at the beginning of web video, HD on the PC, HD in the home, and now Smooth Streaming.
So, register already! It’s free. And apparently you can win a GPS.