It's that time of year again, the time when we start prepping for BriForum in 2012, and the time when we turn loose the videos from the past year's show. As of today (well, Tuesday if you were paying really close attention), all the session videos from BriForum 2011 have been posted in the Videos section of BrianMadden.com!
For us, BriForum is more than just a conference. It's a place where the entire community can get together, with little differentiation between attendees and speakers. Everyone is approachable, and each year we have new speakers that were attendees the year before. So, just as the community has given so much to BriForum, we like to give BriForum back to the community.
The videos available are from both BriForum London and BriForum Chicago. The London videos suffered from some snafus revolving around tape length (who uses 60 minute tapes for 75 minute sessions?) and video capture problems (who brings video cables that have broken red channels?), so there are only a few of them, but we had our best success ever with the Chicago videos, getting all but one, I believe. In total, there are 67 videos, including sponsored sessions (some really good ones, too). You can see all the videos from BriForum 2011 here.
As a technical note, the player used by these videos is our own custom Flash video player that we use to play two separate streams side by side. You can jump around in session using the scrub bar, swap the videos between the small and large window, and go full screen. You can't however, view this on an iPad or anything that doesn't support Flash. There is also no offline capabilities due to the backend complexity. However, if you want that capability, please let me know. The more requests we get for that, the more ammunition we have to revisit our video recording process and try to make it happen.
Happy watching, and hopefully we'll see you at a BriForum in 2012! Stay tuned for more information and for the Call for Papers process.