Open Plans was the host with the most as we partnered with the Participatory Culture Foundation to convene the first-ever Open Subtitles Design Summit at the Open Plans penthouse meeting space in New York City.
Held as part of the Universal Subtitles project, the event brought together a broad array of people passionate about making video subtitling technologies more open and accessible. Outcomes included a Quality Manifesto and an inventory of subtitle formats. The event wiki chronicled the proceedings, and those interested in following the project can join the Event and Best Practices discussion lists as participants follow up on the 30-day and 12-month plans generated at the Summit.
It was an honor and a pleasure to collaborate with the fine folks at PCF, who summarized the outcomes in a fine blog post. We really salute their leadership and vision in building a broad-based coalition of stakeholders to move the open subtitles field forward. The event was generously supported the Open Society Institute.