Free Alternative Video Conferencing (online)
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- RingCentral Video
- Jitsi Meet
Presented by Richard Cashin, Brendan Kidwell -- NYACC Board Members
We'll be taking a look at some free online video conferencing service providers that rival the free basic Zoom Meeting plan. Richard Cashin will talk about the RingCentral Video Pro plan, whose features closely resemble those of Zoom Meeting; and Brendan Kidwell will be covering two more alternatives --- Jitsi Meet and Jami (a GNU Package).
At least half an hour before the meeting, please email David Metzger ( email@example.com ) and Brendan Kidwell ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to request joining the NYACC meeting. One of them will send you instructions to join our Zoom meeting from desktop computer, laptop, mobile device, or from a phone call. PLEASE REMEMBER TO MUTE YOUR MICROPHONE WHEN YOU ARE NOT SPEAKING.
Don't forget we also have a new BBS and chat room you can use to connect with NYACC members any time, outside of our meetings:
- BBS: https://nyacctalk.glump.net/
- Chat room: https://web.libera.chat/#nyacc
Contact Brendan Kidwell ( email@example.com ) if you have any trouble using the BBS or chat room.
:: ABOUT NYACC ::
The New York Amateur Computer Club was established in March 1975 with the mission to further education in diverse areas of personal computing. The presentations at monthly meetings cover various platform computing systems and range from in-depth technical subjects to general overviews with broad appeal.
General meetings are always held on the second Thursday of each month and start promptly at 7 PM with announcements followed by a period of Questions and Answers called Random Access in which members and visitors are encouraged to ask technical questions or ask for advice on purchasing or using software, hardware, and related issues. There is a short break before the main presentation to enable attendees to meet and greet each other and to buttonhole people to get more detailed answers to specific questions.
The general meetings are open without charge to the public. Please consider becoming a member for $20 per year or renewing your membership, to help cover our operating costs. See instructions at nyacc.org .