Summit 20

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XMPP Summit 20

The XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF) will hold its 20th XMPP Summit on May 20th and 21st, just after OSCon, in Austin, Texas, USA.

If you want to participate in Summit 20, please join the discussion list and post with your participation request or ideas for Summit topics.


Possible topics (please augment as desired):

  • Features for the third generation of IM:
    • full-text archive search,
    • in-chat media,
    • modern registration & password reset/change/recovery (with two-factor auth?),
    • stickers...
  • Recommendations and considerations document for ensuring that specs are easy to implement from a developers perspective
  • Stripping down / simplifying pubsub / PEP
  • Deprecating duplicate or overlapping specs to avoid confusion / feature fragmentation
  • Anti-spam precautions and prevention.
  • Implement changes to MIX that were discussed at the last summit but never got into the XEP

Summit Participants

The following people plan to be there in person. The list MUST be kept sorted (on last name, ascending).

Given name Family name Nickname Hotel check in - out comments
Waqas Hussain waqas
Lance Stout
Sam Whited SamWhited Can host one or two people if hotels are a problem
Matthew Wild MattJ
Daniel Wisnewski Dwisnewski

The following people plan to participate remotely some or all of the time:

Given name Family name Nickname comments
Steffen Larsen zooldk
Marcelo Terres mhterres
Nicolas Vérité Nÿco

XSF Dinner

As usual, the XSF will likely hold a dinner for XSF participants in conjunction with the Summit. Given the small summit, this will be informal. XSF members attend for free and are allowed to bring one guest.


Summit will be held in the Atlassian offices at 303 Colorado Street, Suite 1600, Austin Texas, 78701


The following organizations and individuals stepped up to sponsor the dinner:

  • (Sponsor): $(Amount)

To sponsor future XSF dinners, please contact any member of the XSF Board! No donation too small (or too large)!





Take the 101 bus from the terminal downtown. Disembark on 2nd and Congress then walk 1 block north on Congress and 2 blocks West on 3rd; Colorado Tower will be on your right when you hit Colorado street.

Go up to floor 16 and check in at the front desk.


Fri 2016-05-20 08:00 - 16:00 CDT / 13:00 - 21:00 UTC

Sat 2016-05-21 08:00 - 14:00 CDT / 13:00 - 19:00 UTC

Hotel Booking

Nearby hotels:

Remote Participation


Audio / Video:

Live stream:

Realtime editing:


GPG key signing

During the summit there will be the possibility to sign each others GPG keys. If you want to have your keys signed, please take along:

  • Key printouts with the following:
    • your first name and last name
    • the e-mail addresses and other id's you would like to have signed
    • the key-id and encryption method (eg: 4096R/1A2B3C4D)
    • key fingerprint (visible with: gpg -v --fingerprint 1A2B3C4D)
  • Some official ID with photo (e.g. Passport or drivers license)

Prepared like this, it should not take more then 15 minutes to cross-sign the keys of everybody who is interested. More info can be found at: Debian Wiki on Keysigning. Some handy scripts for making mass-signing more easy can be found in the Signing party Debian package.

Here are the people who plan to participate in key signing:

  • Sam Whited

Video Setup

The video setup for this summit comprised a Jabra conference room speakerphone and a Logitec remote control camera (I think it's a Logitech PTZ Pro? Don't quote me on that) connected to a big TV and a Macbook. This was then connected to the public Jitsi Video Bridge instance running on; the stream was recorded to YouTube via JIBRI (JItsi BRoadcasting Infrastructure).

Audio was recorded separately (and as part of the YouTube stream) and will be made available at a later date if I don't forget.

Post Mortem

Things that could be improved next time.

If we use again

  • make sure to either get our room whitelisted for YouTube streaming, or use a private install that doesn't have a 1 hour limitation
  • Keep the machine logged in so that we don't lose admin in our own room, or use a jitsi install that supports persistant admins