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I would like to see more meetups stream their content and make it available both for their attendees and for people thinking about attending their meetups. I think this is uncovered territory and that ...

I would like to see more meetups stream their content and make it available both for their attendees and for people thinking about attending their meetups. I think this is uncovered territory and that more folks should be doing this at their local events. I am a big advocate for exposure and making your presence known in the community and I feel that a lot of developers are just not doing so well at marketing. I am not a marketer but as a small business owner I am realizing more and more that exposure, being an advocate and making your skills known is something folks like me need to do more of.

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  • How to stream a meetupor live event. Jason Tucker Web Developer 1
  • Good content wants to beshared with others.
  • I saw a need.... 3
  • “We don’t have it in the budget”
  • Version 0.00001 beta (June 2011)Cheap webcam, onboard mic, elevated cameraon boxes, Ustream and a Windows computer.
  • Version 0.00001 beta (June 2011)Cheap webcam, onboard mic, elevated cameraon boxes, Ustream and a Windows computer.
  • Vista Explorer60” LightweightTripod•Great for travel•Will break $23.99
  • Version 0.00002 beta (July 2011)Cheap webcam, onboard mic, cheap tripod,Ustream and a Windows computer.
  • Version 0.00002 beta (July 2011)Cheap webcam, onboard mic, cheap tripod,Ustream and a Windows computer.
  • Version 0.00003 beta (August 2011)Cheap webcam, onboard mic, cheap tripod,Ustream and a Windows computer.
  • Version 0.00004 beta (Sept 2011)iPhone 4, onboard mic, cheap tripod, SocialCamapp on iPhone.
  • Version 0.00006 beta (October 2011)Logitech C series 720p webcam, onboard mic,cheap tripod, Ustream and a Windows computer.
  • Version 0.00007 beta (January 2012)Logitech C series 720p webcam, onboard mic,cheap tripod, Ustream and a Windows computer.
  • Experimentation
  • Version 0.00008 test (January 2012)iPad 2 Movie Mount $99.00Device is great, iPad 2 makes bad movies.
  • Version 0.00008 beta (January 2012)iPad 2 Movie Mount + 2x camcorder lens,Logitech C series 720p webcam
  • The two camera setup
  • Version 0.00008 beta (January 2012)2 webcams one pointed at presenter the otherpointed at the projected screen.
  • Version 0.00008 beta (April 2012)Two webcams: one pointed at presenter, theother pointed at the projected screen. BoinxTV
  • My current setup
  • Webcam +VGA2USB +BoinxTV•Requires 1 webcam•Split the signal from thepresenters laptop•High quality video of thepresentation andpresenter
  • LogitechC920 HD ProWebcam•Tripod Mount•Full HD 1080p•30 frames per sec•H.264 encoding $79.99onboard
  • VGA2USB•Retails for $299, Ebay for $99.•Max resolution: 1024x768•Does weird stuff with retina display macs•Set resolution to 1024x768 for best results
  • Slik CompactAlloy TravelTripod•Harder to break•Stable•Tall when extended•All-metal•Easy-to-use quick $99.99release.
  • WebcamSettings $4.99By Mactaris• Auto-Exposure Mode• Exposure Time• Gain• Brightness• Backlight Composition
  • Additional items•Passive VGA Splitter $10•VGA cords $20
  • Boinx TV Home Boinx TV$49.99 $499.991 camera limitation Unlimited cameras
  • Boinx TV
  • Embedding video and chaton your meetup website.Live stream can beembedded on a websiteusing a <object><embed> tagChat can also beembedded and istypically provided by thestreaming service or usefreenode.com for IRC
  • Embeddingvideo andchat on yourmeetupwebsite.
  • http://ocwp.org/live/
  • Streaming servicesGoogle HangoutUstream.tvLivestream.com
  • One person google hangoutIf you don’t invite any one, no one will crash theparty.
  • Future ImprovementsLightbox pointed at thepresenterWireless Lapel Mic
  • Jason Tucker twitter: @jasontucker email: jason@tucker.pro web: http://tucker.pro Weekly Web Show / Podcast http://wpwatercooler.com Slidedeck: http://tuckermedia.pro 35