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Virtual FOSS Hours: Thursdays 5pm-6pm US EDT

Justin W. Flory - 18 March 2020

Hey FOSS folks. Quarantine got you down? In proper open source spirit, FOSS@MAGIC will host virtual FOSS Hours every Thursday, from 5pm - 6pm on Jitsi. Our first virtual FOSS Hours will take place on Thursday, 26 March 2020.

About Jitsi Meet

To pull straight from the Jitsi website:

More secure, more flexible, and completely free video conferencing.

Go ahead, video chat with the whole team. In fact, invite everyone you know. Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free — with no account needed.

What else can you do with Jitsi Meet?

  • Share your desktop, presentations, and more
  • Invite users to a conference via a simple, custom URL
  • Pick fun meeting URLs for every meeting
  • Trade messages and emojis while you video conference, with integrated chat.

FOSS@MAGIC staff will host and moderate a Jitsi Meet room every Thursday for the RIT open source community to gather and say hello. We encourage all to come and say hello as we get used to this new reality!

How to connect

The recommended way to connect is from a web browser or mobile app. To join the room, open the link above, or enter the room name on any of the mobile apps (see below).

You can also dial in from a phone number. To join by phone instead, call +1 (512) 402-2718. When prompted, enter the PIN (above) on your keypad to join the room.

Looking for an international dial-in number? See the full list of meeting dial-in numbers.

Download Jitsi Meet on mobile

Jitsi Meet is available on iOS and Android below:

Download on the iOS App Store Get it on Google Play Get it on F-Droid

See you soon!

This is a brave new world we are living in. While we ride the wave of this epidemic out, we hope you will join us for our weekly gathering in a virtual format. Until then, stay happy and healthy.

— Justin & FOSS@MAGIC Team