Speaker Interview: Ludovic Fauvet

So, why exactly is the VLC icon a traffic cone? Ha, if you thought the answer was easily forthcoming, you have another thing coming. Ludovic Fauvet will be giving the talk VideoLAN, VLS and its distribution infrastructure on SCALE 13x Sunday at 11:30. He will divulge why during the talk. The SCALE Team interviewed Ludovic and here's what he had to say.

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

A: For the past 6 years I've been part of the VideoLAN and VLC development team. I joined the organization in 2008 by working on VLMC, a non-linear movie editor. Since then I've also been a regular contributor to VLC media player desktop and mobile. Recently I started a new project written in Go called Mirrorbits used to distribute VLC binaries efficiently across a set of mirrors improving download speed and reliability for all VLC users, all over the world.

Q: You're giving a talk on VideoLAN, VLC and its distribution infrastructure. Without tipping your hand on the actual talk, can you give us an idea of what we might expect?

A: First I'll give a quick overview of the VideoLAN organization, who we are and how we work. Then I'm going to speak about VLC, its modular design, the new features you can expect and finally show what is the distribution infrastructure behind one of the most downloaded software to date.

Q: Is this your first visit to SCALE? If so, what are your expectations? If not, can you give us your impressions of the event?

A: This is my second visit to SCALE. I've been there in 2013 and enjoyed the quality of the conferences and speakers. I would definitely come every year if I wasn't living so far away in Paris, France!

Q: Why is VLC's icon a traffic cone?

A: I promise, you'll know the whole story if you come to my talk ;-)

Q: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

A: If you have any topic you'd like me to introduce during my talk, you can send me your questions or suggestions via twitter @etixxx.

[SCALE Team interview by Larry Cafiero]