FLOSS Weekly 147
Guest: Fred Dixon for BigBlueButton
Recorded: January 5, 2011
Published: January 5, 2011
- Guest: Fred Dixon for BigBlueButton
Fred Dixon is the CEO of Blindside Networks and a developer on the BigBlueButton project. He was the CEO and co-founder of two other startup companies: OpenLava Software and DataBeacon, the latter of which raised $13.5 million dollars and was acquired by Cognos in 2004.
Dixon was an active mentor and board member for other high-tech companies, having served as director for Espial, BasketFunds, and HireTopTalent, as well as a business advisor for GoodContacts and Serence. In 2003 he was selected as one of Ottawa’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ executives by the Ottawa Business Journal in 2003.
- His first computer was a TRS-80
- Perl is still his language choice (but he says he is going to move to Ruby someday)
- He calls himself a "developer CEO", meaning he roughly splits his time between development and building Blindside Networks
BigBlueButton -- http://bigbluebutton.org/
BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for distance education. Integrating with moodle and Sakai, the BigBlueButton's goal is to enable universities and colleges to offer remote students a high-quality learning experience.
- Background of the project:
- Overview of BigBlueButton:
Questions from the audience
- Edited by: Jeff
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