Friday Hacks #152, March 23

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Hi Hackers, this week we have someone special coming over to speak at Friday Hacks: Jean-Baptiste Kempf, the lead developer for VLC Media Player and the VideoLAN President

Date/Time: Friday, March 23 at 6:30pm
Venue: The Hangar by NUS Enterprise
Free pizza is served before the talks.

VLC, VideoLAN: an original open-source community

Talk Description:

Jean-Baptiste will talk about the story of VideoLAN and VLC, from its beginning as a student project to the present days. The talk will also speak about some technical aspects about VLC and the latest information about VLC 3.0 and the future.

Speaker Profile

Jean-Baptiste Kempf is the president of the VideoLAN non-profit organization and one of the lead developers of the open source VLC media player.

Jean-Baptiste is a 34-year old French engineer and has been part of the VideoLAN community since 2005. Since then, he has worked on or lead most VideoLAN related projects, including VLC for desktop, the relicensing of libVLC, the ports to mobile operating systems, and various multimedia libraries like libdvdcss or libbluray.

He also created the legal entity of VideoLAN, a French non-profit organization, in 2008.

Jean-Baptiste has also been working in various video-related startups, and founded VideoLabs, a company focusing on open source multimedia technologies.

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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