(902) OurBlock: A Community Radio Platform

A session at Mozilla Festival 2012

Saturday 10th November, 2012

2:00pm to 5:00pm (GMT)

Help answer the question, “What does our block sound like?” and enable individuals to come together online to create and participate in the power and passion of neighborhood community radio.

This digital community radio service will focus on developing a continuous listening experience for sharing local news, information and culture while building audience engagement through a collective social experience.

Building on SourceFabric's Airtime open source radio automation software, APIs from SoundCloud and Twilio and open web technologies, MozFest hackers can help design and develop features to create a platform that delivers real time continuous listening, a shared participatory audience experience and social community development.

This session will be split into three parts:

Part 1) This.IsOurBlock: an introduction to community-driven radio efforts around the world and the goals for this project at MozFest

Part 2) Idea and Feature Development: generate ideas and new features that focus on audio content workflows, audience participation and content creation and a highly social user-experience.

Part 3) Team-Up and Hack: Build collaborative teams based on individual skill sets represented at the session and hack on new features and new designs for OurBlock and Airtime

Who We are Looking For:
(Zend PHP Framework, JavaScript, Web APIs)
(Linux, Liquidsoap, Streaming Media Servers)
UX and Designers
Audio Content Producers
'Radio' Programmers
and You...

Things to Do to Get Started:

Join Our MozFest Session EtherPad
Join the New Google Group
Visit This.IsOurBlock.org

Get the latest version of Airtime on Github
Read the Wiki
Check out the API Docs from Soundcloud and Twilio

Let us know you're going to be at the session!
Tweet us @thisIsOurBlock or use the hash tags #ourblock and #mozfest

About the speakers

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Open code for open media: Newscoop, Airtime, Superdesk, Booktype. Tweets by @SourceKristin and @SourceAdam. Tech support: @SourceForum. Follow #newsbeta! bio from Twitter

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adam j martin

story teller, dj, chef, theoretical physicist, pirateer, inventor, soldier of fortune, spiritual mystic and manager of technology services @BBGInnovate bio from Twitter

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Daniel James

Daniel James is the director of 64 Studio Ltd. The author of Crafting Digital Media (Apress), he also contributes to Sound on Sound magazine. bio from Twitter

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Adam Thomas

Work between technology and journalism, specifically open source tools for newsrooms. Head of Communications @Sourcefabric. #hhber initiator. bio from Twitter

6 attendees

  • adam j martin
  • Ændrew Rininsland
  • Daniel James
  • Gabor Farkas
  • Adam Thomas
  • Sourcefabric

1 tracker

  • María Yáñez

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Mozilla Festival 2012

England England, London

9th11th November 2012

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Time 2:00pm5:00pm GMT

Date Sat 10th November 2012


9. Floor, Ravensbourne

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