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Feature #4928

Idea: Host regular "OsmoDevCall"

Added by laforge 4 months ago. Updated 21 days ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
High
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Target version:
Start date:
12/31/2020
Due date:
% Done:

30%

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Description

As the pandemic continues and physical meetings are out of the question for the forseeable future, it would be a good idea to have a periodic virtual online meeting of the interested Osmocom community.

I was thinking of a format where we would serve two major purposes:

  1. technical presentations about osmocom relevant topics - ideally current/recent developments
    • can be pre-recorded to avoid any problems with technical setup, streaming, ...
    • should ideally have a Q+A session at their initial "airing" during one OsmoDevCall
  2. unstructured solicited social event (USSE)
    • random chat in audio (optionally video)
    • not recorded, obviously

The recording of the technical presentation should then be permanently made available (like the presentations of our prior OsmoCon / OsmoDevCon).

Not every OsmoDevCall would neccessarily need the two parts, but I think it would be great if we can make that happen. We could also have e.g. a two-weekly schedule for the USSE and a monthly schedule for the technical presentation.

We'd need somebody to volunteer to "manage" the "broadcast" side of this, preferably somebody with at least some prior exposure to online events (like the c3voc).

I'd like to use the checklist of this ticket to collect a list of topics for the technical presentations.


Checklist

  • iceE1usb in practice
  • mult-TRX + frequency hopping in OsmoBTS
  • MSC pooling
  • SGSN pooling
  • Frame Relay based Gb interface / NS2
  • VAMOS
  • Cell Broadcast and OsmoCBC
  • Distributed GSM
  • E1 based BTSs using OsmoBSC + OsmoMGW
  • Location Services and OsmoLCS
  • osmo-remsim in practice
  • SIMtrace2 tutorial
  • building wired RF test setups for cellular
  • CSFB with Osmocom + open5gs EPC
  • Long range telecommunications in HF band
  • Visualizing Osmo* internals with opentelemetry
  • Hacking binary protocols with Pycrate
  • State of TTCN-3 test cases for OsmoPCU
  • DebugMux: getting baseband logs from old Sony Ericsson phones
  • PV solar array generation and house power consumption monitoring with osmo-modbus

History

#1 Updated by laforge 4 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#2 Updated by laforge 4 months ago

  • Checklist item osmo-remsim in practice added
  • Checklist item SIMtrace2 tutorial added
  • Checklist item building wired RF test setups for cellular added
  • Checklist item CSFB with Osmocom + open5gs EPC added

#3 Updated by lynxis 4 months ago

I would like attend and also present.

#4 Updated by copslock 4 months ago

Great idea,especially during the pandemic time

#5 Updated by rafael2k 4 months ago

  • Checklist item Long range telecommunications in HF band added

I'd like to go ahead with my previous presentation proposal about Rhizomatica's developments on HF telecommunications.

#6 Updated by khorben 4 months ago

I have been hosting a monthly online event since April last year with Jitsi Meet, recording with OBS, and live streaming (YouTube or twitch for instance). We supported up to 15 active participants on Jitsi Meet so far; it may or may not work for more. I could help create a new setup or volunteer with the broadcasting. Let me know if you would like to plan a test session.

#7 Updated by daniel 4 months ago

I'd also be interested

#8 Updated by daniel 4 months ago

  • Checklist item Visualizing Osmo* internals with opentelemetry added

#9 Updated by fixeria 4 months ago

  • Checklist item Hacking binary protocols with Pycrate added
  • Checklist item State of TTCN-3 test cases for OsmoPCU added
  • Checklist item mult-TRX + frequency hopping in OsmoBTS set to Done
  • Checklist item VAMOS set to Done

I am in! Adding the talks I was planning to give at OsmoDevCon 2020. Confirming by marking items as checked.

[ ] State of TTCN-3 test cases for OsmoPCU

pespin as was already discussed, we can give this "talk" together.

[ ] VAMOS

I guess neels and/or @Hoernchen may want to join this topic.

Best regards,
Vadim.

#10 Updated by fixeria 4 months ago

  • Checklist item DebugMux: getting baseband logs from old Sony Ericsson phones added

This is something I am currently working on in spare time.

#11 Updated by rafael2k 4 months ago

  • Checklist item Long range telecommunications in HF band set to Done

#12 Updated by pespin 4 months ago

[] PV solar array generation and house power consumption monitoring with osmo-modbus

Regarding infrastructure, I have seen some talks provided through Big Blue Button (BBB, opensource, https://bigbluebutton.org/), it may be something worth looking into.

#13 Updated by pespin 4 months ago

  • Checklist item PV solar array generation and house power consumption monitoring with osmo-modbus added

#14 Updated by Sec 4 months ago

If ppl are interested, I can show some statistics from our iridium recording effort. And maybe talk a bit about PPP reassembly.

#15 Updated by laforge 3 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 30

Ok, I guess I finally need to get my act together and get this going.

In terms of platform, I've asked a German Internet NGO I used to be involved with (KNF) if we can host the event on their BBB. They're using this for a number of their own events (some I participated in) and I think BBB is the better platform for a meeting like this compared to e.g. jitsi mete (which sysmocom operates an instacne of and we could also use, if required).

In terms of timing, there was a bit of a discussion on IRC last night, and there was some indication to do it Friday evening. Normally not the best time if you want to get people's attention, but the assumption is that during COVID times, people don't have a chance to go out anyway.

I'll move the information in this ticket to a wiki page and send a first announcement as soon as I have feedback from KNF regarding the user of their BBB.

#16 Updated by laforge 3 months ago

The wiki page is now at OsmoDevCall.

#17 Updated by laforge 21 days ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved

now tracked on the wiki, the series is well underway.

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