Note that this session will start at 9:00 Pacific Time (18:00 CET, 17:00 BST).
this session, we'll use a new presentation system that we hope will
make things much easier for both presenters and attendees: Dimdim (www.dimdim.com).
If it works out as expected, Dimdim will replace our current
presentation system which required attendees to open a browser, connect
to an IRC channel on Freenode, and open some fancy URL with a voice
streaming application. With Dimdim, all that needs to be done is point
your browser to a URL, and that's it. Here is the URL for this Thursday's meeting. The Attendee Pass Code is 783326.
all you need to know. You may register a Dimdim account, but that's
required only for setting up meetings. Even presenters don't have to
register. Dimdim provides an international dial-in number if you don't
have web access (712-432-6139), but just listening in probably doesn't
make sense for MySQL University sessions.
requires a web browser with a current Flash plugin. We'll probably get
some flak for requiring Flash, but after all that plugin is ubiquitous
(installed on at least 98% of all browsers) and works fairly well on
most operating system. So far, we've tested with Mac OS X and Linux,
and Dimdim worked remarkably well regarding sound quality and desktop
sharing. It also has an integrated chat function.
far, we've run tests with up to 5 people per Dimdim session. This
Thursday we're curious to see how this works out in "real life". Some
things we've noticed while testing: