nano-summits over google+ hangouts

Stephen Doel stephen.doel at linaro.org
Tue Feb 14 12:35:22 UTC 2012


Hi Tom et al,

We worked out the problem with remote people dialling in to Linaro Connect.
Basically a nasty feature/bug in Google Hangouts. The detail is:
 * If you set up a Hangout from a Linaro G+ account, by default it will look
something like:
https://talkgadget.google.com/hangouts/extras/linaro.org/linaro-blueroom
 * Its essential you replace /Linaro.org/ with /talk.google.com/. Then
people outside the Linaro domain will go to the same session as you
The nasty thing is, even with this domain change, when you (as a Linaro
person) go to that hangout, it will provide a link under the Hangout Name of
https://talkgadget.google.com/hangouts/extras/linaro.org/linaro-blueroom,
but still connect you correctly to
https://talkgadget.google.com/hangouts/extras/talk.google.com/linaro-blueroo
m. External people get the correct link all the way through

Then, as a reminder, external participants can only join with a gmail
account (and the Google empire grows...)

After that, it is absolutely possible. Further, Google will be deploying
Hangouts on Air which will provide a YouTube feed to > 10 participants at
some point.

When you set the meeting up, you're best off either attaching the hangout
link to a meeting invite, or a separate page as they are pretty hard to
locate within G+ itself

I suggest when you're ready to schedule your first nano-summit, you contact
me and I'll help you set it all up.

Thx

Stephen

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:07:17 -0600
From: Tom Gall <tom.gall at linaro.org>
To: Linaro Dev <linaro-dev at lists.linaro.org>
Subject: nano-summits over google+ hangouts
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Hi All,

>From what I've heard and saw it seemed like the google+ hangouts in
the rooms worked fairly well. (For the very small sample size of the
people I've talked to)

I'm wondering/tempted to try out as an experiment on going single
topic Multimedia sessions from time to time between Linaro Connects.
Given that a focused single topic session would draw a smaller "crowd"
the 9 person limitation I don't see as a big deal especially with
carefully chosen topics.

Is this something that is even possible?  I know the google+ hangout
over the air is by "invite" only so it's important to know if their
use might be available for more than just linaro connect.

Thanks!

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Regards,
Tom

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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:15:10 -0600
From: Kurt Taylor <kurt.taylor at linaro.org>
To: Tom Gall <tom.gall at linaro.org>
Cc: Linaro Dev <linaro-dev at lists.linaro.org>
Subject: Re: nano-summits over google+ hangouts
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On 13 February 2012 10:07, Tom Gall <tom.gall at linaro.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> From what I've heard and saw it seemed like the google+ hangouts in
> the rooms worked fairly well. (For the very small sample size of the
> people I've talked to)
>

This was the 3rd remote LC for me and BY FAR the most useful and
productive. The hangouts were a tremendous success. My only thought would
be to maybe have a "hallway" hangout for impromptu discussions without
having to think about it.


>
> I'm wondering/tempted to try out as an experiment on going single
> topic Multimedia sessions from time to time between Linaro Connects.
> Given that a focused single topic session would draw a smaller "crowd"
> the 9 person limitation I don't see as a big deal especially with
> carefully chosen topics.
>

I think this would be useful, mainly for the improved quality over some of
the other methods.  I'll have to experiment with whiteboarding and screen
sharing, but  I think it would work. I'd be willing to put together a
multimedia themed micro-summit to give it a try, maybe sometime between the
mayor conferences.


>
> Is this something that is even possible?  I know the google+ hangout
> over the air is by "invite" only so it's important to know if their
> use might be available for more than just linaro connect.
>
> Thanks!
>
> --
> Regards,
> Tom
>
> "Where's the kaboom!? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering
> kaboom!" Marvin Martian
> Multimedia Tech Lead | Linaro.org ? Open source software for ARM SoCs
> w) tom.gall att linaro.org
> w) tom_gall att vnet.ibm.com
> h) tom_gall att mac.com
>
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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:25:39 -0800
From: David Brown <davidb at codeaurora.org>
To: Tom Gall <tom.gall at linaro.org>
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Subject: Re: nano-summits over google+ hangouts
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On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:07:17AM -0600, Tom Gall wrote:

> From what I've heard and saw it seemed like the google+ hangouts in
> the rooms worked fairly well. (For the very small sample size of the
> people I've talked to)

My experience wasn't so good.  I think the issue may have been
resolved, but basically non-linaro people were connecting to a
different hangout than the one that the meeting was part of.  I ended
up getting a voice line for someone to call in.

Provided this issue can be worked out, the hangouts may be a good
solution.

David

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