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Host Your Own Web Conferences

I have been looking around at the open-source solutions to self-host your own web conferences as an alternative to commercial solutions. I first looked at Big Blue Button and later discovered the project Jitsi. Both offer screen sharing, audio/video/webcam sharing, external videos, public/private chat, and emoticons. Jitsi supports multiple screen shares while BBB supports document upload, whiteboards, polling and breakout rooms. BBB recommends Ubuntu 16.04 and a beefy server, while Jitsi runs on Ubuntu 18.

Making A Static Website With Hugo

How to use Hugo with GitLab CI/CD to automatically publish asciidoctor and markdown content into a static website hosted in AWS. Special thanks to the quality content at Bad Sector Labs, from which I’ve drawn inspiration to get my own static site up and running. The source code for this website is available at: Why I chose static While platforms like Blogger, Squarespace, Ghost, or Wordpress provide effortless website solutions, most cost money or have ads and are restrictive in terms of how you can customize it.