Roll Your Own Video CMS

Session Type: Workshop, hacking
Session Category: Technical
Session Leader: Steve Heffernan and Jon Dahl
Day: Saturday
Room: W303
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Session notes


Ever wanted to get YouTube-like functionality on your site? There’s a huge range of options, from self-hosted to SaaS, that cover the top-to-bottom of managing video. In this session, we’ll take a look at the following:

  • An overview of the video stack (app, hosting, encoding, uploader,
    video player)
  • An overview of open source and paid solutions for each step
  • Questions of participants around challenges of building a video CMS.
  • Open questions and discussion.


Greater understanding of the range of available options, opportunities and challenges in rolling your own video CMS