Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

Freedom, flexibility and fun. Taking back your live streams with Owncast.

Nov 4, 2023, 12:00 PM
Sigma – Talks (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Sigma – Talks

Radisson Blu Latvija

Talk (50 Minutes) Content & Design


Gabe Kangas (He/Him)


Live internet video streaming isn't as complex and scary as it's made out to be. Let's talk about why you might want to run your own self-hosted live video streams using Owncast, and learn about how video streaming works along the way.

During the session, we will create a live stream from scratch by installing Owncast, and find out what's needed to successfully offer a quality stream to your viewers, scaling it to a larger audience when needed.

  • What is Owncast, and why would you want to use it to run a self-hosted live video stream?
  • How does live video streaming work? What does it require?
  • We will install and configure Owncast to create a live stream from scratch.
  • Discuss chat, social, interactivity, and viewer engagement features to enable different levels of viewer participation.
  • And we'll go over how to scale your video stream to a larger audience.

Session author's bio

Gabe Kangas is a software engineer with a passion for media and decentralized software. He is the maintainer of Owncast, a live video streaming and chat server that allows individuals and organizations to run their live video streams independently.

Level of Difficulty Intermediate
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