Python Miro Community status: 11-01-2010

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

Last status update was in August and now it's November. I can't believe how fast the time is flying by.

Last month, I imported the DjangoCon 2010 videos. That took a while. I might still be sitting on a lightning talk, but for the most part, they're all there.

Today, Tom sent me an email pointing out that the enclosures in the PyCon 2010 feed weren't working. I spent an hour looking into the problem and cobbling together a script to link check all the enclosures. I discovered that there were a lot of problems. I balked at the workload and I sent an email to the pycon-av list to get some help. Carl pointed me at the code he uses for conference video post-production which allowed me to tweak my script and fix everything myself. As of now, the enclosures for the PyCon 2010 feed should be valid.

Valid feeds are really important because they allow you to use a podcast client to download the videos. That makes it easier for you to watch it on devices that are convenient to you. That's an important method of access. I'll be running my new feed checker script on other conferences and feeds on the site and fixing problems I discover.

In the queue of things to do:

  • checking feeds for valid enclosures

  • importing a few lightning talks I've been sitting on

  • DjangoConf EU

  • Kiwi PyCon

  • PyCon APAC 2010

  • PyCon India

  • fixing video listing templates so they're all listing videos the "long way"

  • converting Python Basics and Advanced Python to playlists

  • keeping an eye on Universal Subtitles--looking forward to adding that to the site

We pushed out Miro 3.5, so I should have some more time I can spend on Python Miro Community things to clear out the queue.

One last thing, I'd like to send a big welcome to Asheesh who's taken over Miro Community development. He also works on OpenHatch which is a site designed to connect new contributors looking for fun projects to work on with FLOSS projects that need help. It's exciting to have him on board at PCF.

And that's where things are at!

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