textAV '18 - LON

TextAV is a two-day working group in London, 18-19 of September 2018, with leading technologists, application developers, and practitioners working in the area of online audio and video, with a particular focus on the use of captions and transcripts to facilitate and speed up the production process.


It started in New York City, July 19-21, 2017, you can see more info on previous line up here as well as videos of presentations and notes here.

Following the success of the TextAV working group held in New York City last summer, BBC News Labs and BBC Connected Studio are holding the next collaborative hack event in this series, in London on 18th & 19th September 2018.

We are inviting leading technologists, application developers, and practitioners working in the area of online audio and video, with a particular focus on the use of captions and transcripts to facilitate and speed up the production process, to take part in this event.

Goals

The goal of this workshop is three-fold:

1. To provide an overview of current software projects and practices;

2. Explore challenges in the ecosystem, from transcription to URL addressability, GUIs for collaboration, automation, muxing and beyond;

3. To catalyse new open source collaborations to further build out the ecosystem.

You can see projects for the knowledge share as well as problem domain topics in the "textAV Event // Topics - 2018" trello board.

See "TextAV Audio and Video Components (ongoing)" trello board for ecosystem of reusable components. (This can also be experienced as a gitbook - work in progress).

Participants

We anticipate participation of teams from technology companies (IBM, Mozilla, YouTube) journalism (BBC, Financial Times, AlJazeera, Deutsche Welle), public interest media (Internet Archive, Wikimedia, Full Fact), and others.

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Provisional agenda

Day 1 - AM: Knowledge share; presentations that showcase projects & libraries

Day 1 - PM: Groups hack on their domains / topics (e.g. more documentation, new prototype, refactor module into standalone component from existing project, etc.)

Day 2 - AM: Groups hack on projects

Day 2 - PM: Documentation day + presentations

You can see more info on previous line up from '17 here as well as videos of presentations and notes.

Contacts

The event is organised by BBC Connected Studio & BBC News Labs team @BBC_Connected and @BBC_News_Labs.

If you have any questions, please email us at textav@bbcnewslabs.co.uk

LOCATION

London

Details of location TBC to confirmed participants.